If you’re up for a challenge in 2021, then this one’s for you.
Our West to East transatlantic trip isn’t for the faint-hearted. A month-long passage, this is more challenging than our regular voyages. It will mean harder sailing at times with longer periods at sea. You’ll be an important part of a very unique team and learn things that only a transatlantic crossing can teach you.
Captain Darren says: “Team spirit is palpable on board a JST voyage, and never more so than on a transatlantic crossing. For one month, a diverse group of people work together, support and encourage each other. and push themselves beyond what they may have thought possible. This is a bucket list trip – what a way to mark 2021…”
What to expect
The rewards will be worth it. You’ll arrive in Portland via the Azores having built up your sea miles and with a huge sense of achievement. You’ll also experience that JST camaraderie and be part of a team that recognises everyone’s individual contribution.
Our Voyage Crew frequently tell us they come away with a new-found sense of self-belief, having achieved things they didn’t think possible. Never is this more the case than on a transatlantic voyage where you really get to experience Tall Ship life.
Sailing on Tenacious
Don’t worry if you’ve never sailed before – most people step on board with no experience of sailing a tall ship.
You’ll be part of our Voyage Crew, and be put into one of four teams called Watches. You’ll learn from our Permanent Crew and will take part in all the tasks necessary to operate the Ship, whether that’s setting sail, helming (steering) the Ship, assisting in the Galley or climbing the mast – though that one’s not compulsory!
And you’ll enjoy time off watch every day to take in the scenery, get to know others on board and take part in the activities we have planned. Our beautiful tall ship Tenacious becomes your home for the duration of your voyage – we want you to be comfortable and enjoy the experience of being on board.
*What you pay
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we are able to subsidise all our voyage places. If you can, please consider making a donation or fundraising towards the full cost of your voyage. This means we can continue to offer this subsidy to those who are less able to afford our adventures.
Why sail with the JST?
Our voyages are not just boat rides in amazing settings. JST sailing adventures are about giving people the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world.
Life on board is about joining in and getting involved. Everyone is seen and treated as equal. Everyone has a role to play and contributes to the best of their ability.
It’s in this unique environment that we see daily challenges fade into the background.
As Ruth says: “From my first voyage, I was in awe of the Permanent Crew and how they worked together with the Voyage Crew. My work with the JST has been a huge part of my career, thousands of hours volunteering and hundreds of hours sailing – I have no regrets, just many amazing memories”.
Read more stories like Ruth’s from those who have experienced our voyages.
- Voyage No: TNS574
- Start Date: 19/03/2021
- End Date: 18/04/2021
- Duration: 30 days
- Departing: Bermuda
- Arrival: Portland
- Voyage Type: Public