Lord Nelson will be arriving home in London this Friday after being away for almost 2 years on her epic Norton Rose Fulbright Sail the World Challenge.
Sailing down the Thames, accompanied by Tenacious, she will be arriving to a superb homecoming celebration, organised by the sponsors of this impressive challenge – Norton Rose Fulbright.
Lord Nelson will be coming through Tower Bridge at 10.30am. There will be JST supporters along the quayside waving her in as she berths alongside HMS Belfast at 11am. Tenacious will be berthing before Tower Bridge alongside HMS President.
During her Sail the World challenge, Lord Nelson has travelled 51,000 nautical miles, crossed the equator 6 times, served over 2 million meals, consumed ½ a million apples and called in to over 100 ports, all the while being crewed by over 1000 people – both able-bodied and physically disabled.
Lord Nelson set sail from Southampton in September 2012, and since then has carried the Olympic Torch to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and crossed the Indian Ocean to Kochi, India. She took part in the International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour, and was the first mixed-ability vessel to sail around the infamous Cape Horn in southern Chile in February this year.
All are welcome to come along and celebrate Lord Nelson arriving back home – so if you’re in the area, come on down to join in on the merriments!