- PRESS RELEASE - Jubilee Sailing Trust tall ship, Tenacious, is heading for Cowes 29 days into an epic 37 day voyage from Lavrion, Greece. The ship’s ultimate destination is Antwerp for the start of the Sail Training International Tall Ship’s Races, which begins on Monday 12th
Having navigated the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic and the English Channel the volunteer and permanent crew of the 65m tall ship are looking forward to stopping off for a couple of days in Cowes.
Tenacious, one of only two in the world built to enable able bodied and disabled people to experience the challenge of tall ship sailing, is set to arrive on Monday 5th July. It will be the closest to her home in Southampton that she has been in 9 months, having spent a long winter season in the Mediterranean before participating in two STI Regattas.
Southampton based charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, who also own 55m tall ship Lord Nelson, has a long standing affiliation with maritime towns and cities in the UK, in particular Cowes on the Isle of Wight where four of the permanent crew, who have guided the amateur crew of 23 mixed ability crew, hail from.
Captain, John Etheridge, Bosun, Medical Purser, Sue Clarke, and Cook, Elizabeth ‘Hammie’ Tappenden and Bosun, David Millard all live in Cowes and are looking forward to seeing friends and loved one during their two day stop over in Cowes.
Estimated time of arrival in Cowes is 8.30am and Tenacious will remain at her berth in Cowes for two nights, leaving early morning on Wednesday 7th July. During this time members of the press and public alike are welcome to come down and chat to members of voyage crew who have lots of exciting stories to tell.
For more information, or to follow the crew’s progress you can visit www.jst.org.uk