Nick Takes Off on a Tall Ship Adventure
Nick Bester of St Brelade will be setting off on his second adventure aboard a unique tall ship.
The 25 year old will be joining the crew of 65m tall ship Tenacious on 6 September for a 5 day voyage arriving in Southampton, Tenacious’ home port, on 10th.
Nick will be joining a crew of up to 40 other amateurs on board Tenacious, which is owned and operated by Southampton based charity, Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST). The ship is one of only two in the world that has been designed and built to enable able bodied and disabled people to sail side by side as equals.
Everyone on board has a part to play no matter what their level of experience or ability. With facilities that include wheelchair lifts between deck levels, a speaking compass and the option for joystick steering or the usual ship’s wheel, but with hydraulic power assisted steering, everybody has the chance to fully participate in the action on board.
Nick who is a university student studying for a degree in children and young people is always looking for challenging things to do. He took his first tall ship voyage in August 2009 when he sailed on Tenacious from Dublin to Oban. Nick has prior experience of sailing on smaller boats.
Nick says the following of his forthcoming adventure; “I wanted to experience sailing out of my home port on a tall ship. I had undertaken a voyage last year and really enjoyed the experience. With the JST you know that everybody will be 100% involved and the best of their abilities brought out of them.”
Tenacious will turn 10 years’ old on September 1 and there will be a number of weekend day trips that month to celebrate this milestone.