Jubilee Sailing Trust

Operating STS Lord Nelson and SV Tenacious

We own and operate two traditional tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious. These ships are unique as they are the only two in the world specifically designed and built to enable people of all abilities from the age of 16 upwards to sail side by side on equal terms.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (277810)

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Since the charities inception in 1978, times have never been harder economically for the JST, a challenge we know we will win! The total cost of operating our tall ships is in the region of £2,900,000 a year. Approximately 50% of these costs are covered by income from voyage fees. The remaining balance of running and repair costs has to be raised through events, individual donations and grants from Charitable Trust and Foundations. Costs may include sails, medical supplies and crew fees.


We subsidise every voyage place by 30-50% to ensure they are affordable and accessible to all. To keep these heavily subsidised voyages available, the Trust has to ensure that all voyages are near to capacity or full and the fundraising team exceeds already difficult targets. By increasing the amount of generous donations we receive, we can continue to operate both our ships thus enabling over 2000 people a year of all physical abilities to sail with the Jubilee Sailing Trust.