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.
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.