A no passport trip! Join us on board Tenacious for this fantastic voyage exploring the waters around the UK’s South Coast.
Starting and finishing in Portsmouth provides multiple interesting options; around the Solent itself, heading East towards Dover or taking in the historic and rugged Jurassic coast towards Dorset – all weather dependent of course as we go where the wind takes us.
Logistics are always easiest for voyages that start and finish in the same port. Whatever the weather, you’ll enjoy the experience of Tenacious in her home waters doing what she does best; enabling you to become part of her crew and learning all of the ropes required to sail her.
Captain Simon says: “A square-rigged sailing ship? Out of the historic port of Portsmouth? There’s a few centuries of history there. Come and have a go – be a part of the team sailing the ship!”
What to expect
As one of our voyage crew, you need to be ‘up for it’ (this is not a technical sailing term!). Everyone is expected to get involved and join in as part of their Watch duties.
And the trade-off will be worth it. We see voyage crew build resilience and confidence, and come away with a new-found sense of self-belief.
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 Tracey 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 Tracey’s from those who have experienced our voyages.
- Voyage No: TNS595
- Start Date: 01/10/2021
- End Date: 07/10/2021
- Duration: 7 days
- Departing: Portsmouth
- Arrival: Portsmouth
- Voyage Type: Public