Voyage no: TNS576

The first of our 2021 UK voyages, this trip marks the start of our summer programme.   

Leaving Jersey, we’ll make our way up Channel with the possibility of a call at a French Port. We’ll head up through the Dover Straits before crossing over towards the Thames and the British capital. 

At just over a week long, this is a great opportunity to get back on board in a location that’s closer to home or to join us for your first JST experience. 

Captain Simon says: “It’s great to be back in the Channel again and kicking off our UK summer sailing programme. Up Channel and then in towards London is a traditional route; ships carrying cargo from all over the world used this route for hundreds of years. Come and do it with us.”

What to expect

As with all our voyages, everyone on board has a role to play as part of a Watch. Without our voyage crew, we can’t sail. If you’re looking for luxury and want to lie on deck and catch some rays, then this is not for you.  

But if you’re up for experiencing a unique camaraderie and want to be part of an incredible team then read on. We promise you’ll leave the ship with a sense of achievement at what you’ve experienced and a fresh perspective on your (and others’) ability.

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 Michael says: “I can honestly say going on the ship changed my life. I saw others on board deal with huge challenges – people with physical disabilities like the blind young man on my watch. Being in that environment made me think for myself and realise my priorities.”

Read more stories like Michael’s from those who have experienced our voyages. 

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: TNS576
  • Start Date: 10/05/2021
  • End Date: 18/05/2021
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departing: Jersey
  • Arrival: London
  • Voyage Type: Public
Cost to JST: £1992
Cost to You*: £765
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