Voyage no: TNS660

A capital trip!

You will be sailing Tenacious out of England’s capital city, experiencing London from the lesser seen viewpoint of the Thames. As you leave, the strong tidal streams and heavy river traffic of all types, particularly around the Tilbury area, will be keeping the on duty Officer and Watch on their toes as you pass multiple important landmarks for the UK’s maritime development – including the impressive Thames Barrier.

From then on you will be in the Dover Strait — the narrowest part of the English Channel — and the busiest shipping lane in the world. Who knows what types of vessels will pass you as you navigate through the 20 mile stretch between the UK and France – where c. 500-600 ships pass through each day!

But soon we will leave this behind us as we pass the Isle of Wight and the Solent, and enter the much less commercial Southern and Western Coasts of the UK – although still a very popular haven for sailing, diving and fishing. You will round Land’s End, and then sail up the Cornish and Devon coastline and Lundy Island, before entering the Bristol Channel and sailing into Cardiff, the capital of Wales.

Dewch i ymuno â ni!

Fantastic Funding For Welsh Residents

Thanks to the recent news of a very generous legacy to specifically benefit residents of the Gwynedd area of Wales, we are able to offer this voyage at £50, per person, per day, to residents of Gwynedd. If this is you, book now to take advantage of this Amazing offer of 10 days onboard for just £500!! Make sure you put ‘GWYNEDD‘ in the ‘Promotion or Group Code’ box at the very end of the booking form. The address you book with must be in Gwynedd for this bursary to be applied.

If you live in another region of Wales, other funding means we can offer this voyage at £75 per person per day, making the 5 day trip cost £750. Make sure you put ‘WALES‘ in the ‘Promotion or Group Code’ box at the very end of the booking form. Again, the address you book with must be in Wales for this bursary to be applied.

If you do not live in Wales, our regular voyage price of £1,920 will apply unless you are eligible for any other bursaries currently received. Please bear in mind that other funds are not able to provide such high bursary amounts.

Bursary Funding for members of the Armed Forces!

We still have some LIBOR funding that can only be used by people with a Service Number (whether serving or retired) which would reduce this voyage down to £106 per person per day, so a total of £1,060 for the 10 days. Amazing!! Make sure you put ‘LIBOR‘ in the ‘Promotion or Group Code‘ box at the very end of the booking form. We will ask you to confirm that you have a Service Number, and please bear in mind that bursary funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis – and will run out one day!

What to expect

You’ll have been part of one of the most important teams you’ve ever experienced – without our Voyage Crew we can’t sail, you’re as crucial as that. And we know that with that will come a huge sense of self-achievement – and some new friends too.

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 by 25% from the true cost to the JST to deliver. 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.

Historically the JST has advertised our voyages with a larger subsidy, but sadly these levels are no longer sustainable. We realise that the cost of a voyage may be a prohibitive factor, so we fundraise throughout the year for bursaries to further reduce the cost to you, our voyage crew, so that we can still welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities onboard. We recommend anyone that does not think they can afford the existing subsidised rate to read more and apply for a bursary here – please state which voyage you wish to sail on at the same time. We recommend submitting a booking request at the same time as a bursary application as all berths and bursaries are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The Bursary Committee meets monthly.

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 Sally says: “When people ask me if I would go again, I reply ‘in a heart beat’.  Seeing my buddy steering Tenacious at the helm and telling me that he felt in control for the first time in his life, was the biggest reward I could ask for”.

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

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: TNS660
  • Start Date: 21/08/2024
  • End Date: 30/08/2024
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Departing: London
  • Arrival: Cardiff
  • Voyage Type: Public
Cost to JST: £2560
Cost to You*: £1920
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