City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Jubilee Sailing Trust’s (JST) visits Leith 9th September


By Editor - Posted on 02 September 2009

Jubilee Sailing Trust’s (JST) visits Leith 9th September

Have you ever wondered what life is like
sailing the Seven Seas on a 65metre tall ship? Well now's your chance to sneak
a peek on board.

On Wednesday 9th September Jubilee
Sailing Trust's (JST) working tall ship, Tenacious,
will drop the gangway to allow members of the public the opportunity to
explore.

Berthed in Ocean Terminal, Leith, Tenacious will be open 10am - 12pm and
2pm - 4pm showing all who come aboard the ways in which they can become part of
her voyage crew.

Tenacious will have guides on board to explain all of the special adaptations
that make her one of only two tall ships in the world capable of taking a mixed
able bodied and disabled crew.

Specially fitted vibrating alarms,
hydraulic power assisted steering and a talking compass, just some of the
features that make it easy for anybody to become fully fledged voyage crew.

Jubilee Sailing Trust does not ask for any
sailing experience or knowledge, simply a willingness to learn. For a fantastic
insight into a unique experience that you could become a part of come down to
the Jubilee Sailing Trust's open ship.

Details about the JST all of the voyages
that they offer will be available on the day, or by visiting the website www.jst.org.uk.

  • The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) was
    established in 1978 and operates under the patronage of HRH The Duke of
    York. The aim of the charity is to
    promote integration between able bodied and physically disabled men and women
    through the adventure of tall ship sailing.

  • The JST has been in operation for over
    30 years and in that time has taken over 36,000 people to sea including more
    than 14,000 people with physical disabilities and 5,000 wheelchair users. LORD
    NELSON and TENACIOUS have many special facilities that enable disabled
    crewmembers to take an active part in the running of the ship. Facilities on board include wide decks for
    wheelchair users, a speaking compass to enable blind people to helm the ship,
    power assisted hydraulic steering for those with limited strength and much
    more.

  • Everyone on board the ship has a vital
    role to play irrespective of ability, disability, age or gender. The success of each voyage depends on
    teamwork and working with individuals' strengths, not weaknesses. For many
    people sailing with the JST has been a life changing experience, for others
    simply a fantastic adventure holiday.

  • The JST website can be found at www.jst.org.uk. Keep updated with life onboard with our daily web reports,
    emailed everyday from LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS.

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The Jubilee Sailing Trust is part of
Holidays For All - a group of the UK's leading disability charities and
specialist tour companies working together to promote equality, accessible
holidays and flexibility for disabled and visually impaired holiday makers.