Our partnership with the Royal Navy saw Royal Navy recruits and officers come on board SV Tenacious for transformative tall ship sailing experiences, becoming a key  part of the ship’s crew.

This was a pilot programme designed to provide a more agile, engaging and beneficial professional training pipeline for the Royal Navy, who currently have no scope for using larger tall ships.

The programme

Working as part of a Watch, Royal Navy personnel participated in all aspects of crewing Tenacious – from setting sails to washing dishes, from helming the ship to keeping watch at night.

As with all JST voyages, the experience was designed to further enhance life-skills, including confidence and resilience building, as well as teamwork. Voyage Crew learn new skills, push themselves out of their comfort zone and bond with their fellow crew.

Tenacious was based at the Portsmouth Naval Base and ran voyages between January and April. She sailed mainly in the English Channel, and was frequently photographed in the Solent.

Col Ade Morley MC RM from the Royal Marines said:

“We’re excited to be working with the Jubilee Sailing Trust. The voyages will provide a fantastic opportunity for our people as they move from initial to specialised training. The opportunity provides them with further experience at sea – and from an organisation that has proven it delivers impact for those who sail with them”.


Ensuring our Permanent Crew and Voyage Crew are safe

We’ve worked closely with the Royal Navy team to develop this programme with Covid-safety at the forefront of our mind and are naturally following NHS guidance around symptom checking, testing and self-isolation.

Read more about our covid measures here.


Beyond the programme – JST in 2021

Our public voyages are planned to start in the summer, when we can’t wait to welcome Voyage Crew on board. Our programme is focused on the UK this year in light of the frequently changing foreign travel restrictions. You can view our programme here.