The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), the UK based international sailing charity is sailing to Waterford this May and is offering Irish citizens 3 voyages where up to 40 people can experience the thrill and adventure of tall ship sailing, regardless of their physical ability.
The Trust, set up over 30 years ago, provides sailing adventures which integrate able bodied and disabled crews of amateur sailors under the guidance of professionals on voyages to a variety of fascinating destinations.
Both Tenacious and her sister ship, Lord Nelson are the only tall ships in the world purpose designed and built to enable able bodied and disabled sailors to sail side by side as equals.
Sailing from Southampton, England, SV Tenacious is due to arrive in Waterford on the 26th May 2009. She will then sail on an exciting 11 day voyage exploring the Irish coastline before finally departing Waterford en route to Liverpool on the 7th June 2009.
Paula Plummer, Voyage Coordination Manager at the JST said, “We are really pleased to be in Ireland this year. The JST is all about equality and integration. Young or old, able bodied or disabled, all are welcome to sail with us.” She continued, “The upcoming voyages are certainly a great opportunity for people to try their hand at something new.”
Voyage 1: Southampton – Waterford, 18th – 26th May (9 days)
Voyage 2: Waterford – Waterford, 27th – 06th June (11 days)
Voyage 3: Waterford – Liverpool, 07th – 13th June (7 days)
The JST has bursaries of up to £300 available for people aged 16 – 25 of all physical ability. If you are eligible to apply, or know someone who is, please contact Hannah Durdin, Youth Development officer on 023 8044 9108.
The JST is keen to hear from anyone who would like to sail aboard Tenacious this spring. For details about this once in a lifetime opportunity or to sign up for a place please call the voyage department on 023 8044 9138.