Southampton is often described as the home of cruising – but cruising is not what we do on Tenacious!
This is a great opportunity to work with your fellow voyage crew to sail our tall ship in the iconic Solent, passing the Needles and heading west towards the Jurassic coastline or east towards the white cliffs of Dover – the wind and weather (and Captain of course!) will decide where we go. Rest assured that they also know all the best spots to find an anchorage or beautiful viewpoint of the South coast so you will be richly rewarded with magical memories.
Voyages in and out of the same port are always easiest logistically for onward travel arrangements and Southampton has great travel connections.
Captain Darren says: “Team spirit is palpable on board a JST voyage. People who were unknown to each other are thrown into a situation where they are essentially in charge of the ship. They work together, support and encourage each other, and push themselves beyond what they may have thought possible. Everyone gets something from that.”
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. 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 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 No: TNS600
- Start Date: 24/03/2022
- End Date: 30/03/2022
- Duration: 7 days
- Departing: Southampton
- Arrival: Southampton
- Voyage Type: Public