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World's largest wooden tall ship setting sail for Jersey again

World's largest wooden tall ship setting sail for Jersey again

Wednesday 06 September 2023

World's largest wooden tall ship setting sail for Jersey again

Wednesday 06 September 2023


The world's only sea-going tall ship that can be sailed by a mixed ability crew including people with disabilities is due to return to Jersey later this month – renewing its strong links with the place that helped to build her.

SV Tenacious is due to sail from London to Jersey to St. Helier on Saturday 23 September.

The ship will then be berthed alongside the Albert Pier in St Helier for two days if weather permits. On Sunday 24 September, visitors can take a free tour of the vessel between 13:30 and 17:30..

The ship, which is currently the only sea-going tall ship in the world that can be sailed by a mixed-ability crew, belongs to the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

The charity gives people who are disabled, have learning difficulties, long-term health problems or are socially isolated the chance to sail alongside others, giving them a sense of solidarity, inclusion and achievement.

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Pictured: Around 2,000 Islanders have taken part in voyages on Tenacious. (Tracey Watson/Jubilee Sailing Trust)

"Jersey has given the Jubilee Sailing Trust unwavering support over the years," said Chair Charles Humpleby.

The States of Jersey provided £350,000 towards building the ship and the charity’s branch in the Island raises funds for bursaries to allow people to take part in expeditions.

The ship visited the island and welcomed local people on board every year since her maiden voyage in 2000 until the outbreak of covid and Chair Charles Humpleby said this would be the first opportunity to come on board in three years.

Around 2,000 Islanders have taken part in voyages so far.

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