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Tenacious is more than just a Tall Ship. 

For those we support, including disabled people, those with mental health conditions or long-term ill-health issues, and the socially isolated, she’s a symbol of hope, inclusion and independence. 

She’s the only sea-going tall ship in the world that can be sailed by a truly mixed ability crew, and was built by you, our family of supporters, between 1996 and 2000.  

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It is impossible to ignore all that Tenacious has achieved in the last twenty years. 

With over 1500 of our supporters involved in her build, Tenacious has since taken 20,000 voyage crew on over 500 voyages. She’s sailed over 300,000 nautical miles all over the globe, from Antarctica to Oceania, docking in hundreds of ports along the way.  

On board, she’s welcomed a diverse and mixed-ability crew from across the world. And thousands of volunteers have joined us for each and every adventure, from Watch Leaders to Cook’s Assistants to Bosun’s Mates. Without them, voyages on Tenacious simply wouldn’t happen.

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She’s sailed every continent in the world, been part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and recently got our voyage crew safely home during the global Covid-19 outbreak. 

Through all this, she’s enabled life-changing adventures for thousands of people. Over the last six months (October 2019 – March 2020), 97% of those who sailed on board Tenacious said they felt more confident about working with people of different abilities and from different backgrounds, and 98% said they were able to achieve things they previously did not think possible. 

Experiences on Tenacious change lives, and that’s why we are determined to keep her sailing for another twenty years and beyond.

Testimonial

"It was fantastic that during her build so many people had a hand in making Tenacious what she is today. Since then I’ve enjoyed meeting diverse groups on board, with everyone, disabled or not, gaining so much from their experience."

Peter - Watch Leader and sailed extensively with the JST
My Tenacious Story

My Tenacious Story

Have a read of the stories of our Voyage Crew who have sailed on board Tenacious, since her very first journey.

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Memories of Tenacious

Memories of Tenacious

Our Permanent Crew share their memories of Tenacious over the past 20 years.

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