Voyage no: TNS613

A historic UK coastal passage, following in the navigational path of many historic Naval ships and merchant vessels who would set out to make their way to the British Capital. Come and join us on our amazing tall ship, Tenacious, to set sail for London.

Departing Portsmouth into the iconic Solent, there may even be the opportunity to go across the English Channel to a French port if conditions permit, before crossing back and into the Thames Estuary leading into the City of London, with its many historic riverside landmarks and bridges.

Captain Simon says:  “Sail up the Channel and into the Thames as so many other sailing ships before us. The run up Channel and into London has long been a favourite of mine – think of all the history!”

What to expect

As well as taking in the UK coastline, you’ll also enjoy becoming part of a unique team. Everyone on board has a role to play and is part of a Watch who runs the ship (with the support of the ship’s crew). We want everyone to have real responsibilities that have real consequences. 

In return the rewards will be huge. You’ll be part of a team and will do things you might not have thought possible before. You’ll learn about and experience Tall Ship sailing on a journey 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 Mike says: “I saw a young man’s life being changed for the better, because of his experience on board. His mindset, and the mindset of his parents too, had totally re-set. It’s just one story of many – the JST does change lives.”

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

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: TNS613
  • Start Date: 26/08/2022
  • End Date: 04/09/2022
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Departing: Portsmouth
  • Arrival: London
  • Voyage Type: Public
Cost to JST: £2400
Cost to You*: £950
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