- Press Release -
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) owns and operates the majestic tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious, specially designed and built to enable able-bodied and disabled people to sail side by side as equals, learning new skills, forging great friendships and meeting new challenges.
Facilities on board include flat, wide decks for ease of movement around the ships, wheelchair lifts between deck levels, a hearing loop, a speaking compass and the option for joystick steering or the usual ship’s wheel, but with hydraulic power-assisted steering.
The JST has received generous donations for bursary funding for individuals to experience a tall ship voyage. Each bursary will partly finance a place on a JST voyage.
If you would like to apply for a bursary to fund a place on a tall ship voyage with the JST, contact Josephine Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone her on 023 80 449108, extension 218. Details of the bursary application process are also available on the Bursaries and Project Donations page at: www.jst.org.uk.
JST voyages vary in length – there are voyages of between 3 and 7 days long and voyages of more than 8 days. There are currently berths available for May and June 2011 on 3-7 day voyages departing from Poole, Brixham, Oban, London and Southampton. Full details of all of the JST’s voyages are available at: www.jst.org.uk.
The JST operates a 'buddy’ system on board ship for disabled travellers who wish to have an able-bodied companion, or to take their own carer with them on a voyage. Carers would have to pay the full cost of their voyage. Information on 'buddies’ can also be found on the JST website.