This voyage will start in spectacular fashion – departing London and all of her iconic sights and landmarks.
We will then venture down the Thames and into the Channel before finishing the voyage in the Solent – another iconic location, particularly for sailors. If conditions are suitable we may even be able to go across to the Continent.
There are many options on this week-long voyage – the winds and weather will dictate which of the numerous options we take but we will ensure you have a wonderful experience to end the summer.
Captain Simon says: “Sailing in London may be a little restricted at times by the way the river bends around the Capital, but the views from the river are spectacular and you’ll be one of the team who, together, will make the ship work!”
What to expect
As with all our voyages, you’ll become immersed in an unforgettable sailing experience. Everyone has a role and is part of a Watch who runs the ship (and that includes the night shift) with the support of the Permanent Crew. We give everyone real responsibilities that have real consequences.
In return the rewards will be huge. You’ll experience that unique JST camaraderie and will come away with a sense of achievement and self-belief. You’ll be part of a team and will do things you might not have thought possible before. It’s an experience you won’t forget.
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 Kate says: “When people step on board Tenacious and become part of the team needed to sail the ship, disabilities and disadvantages don’t play a part. It’s all about what we can do together.”
Read more stories like Kate’s from those who have experienced our voyages.
- Voyage No: TNS594
- Start Date: 24/09/2021
- End Date: 30/09/2021
- Duration: 7 days
- Departing: London
- Arrival: Portsmouth
- Voyage Type: Public