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STS Tenacious Tall Ship in West India Dock

 

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Today saw the arrival of the STS Tenacious, a wooden sail training ship which was specially designed to be able to accommodate disabled sailors. Launched in Southampton in the year 2000, it is one of the largest wooden tall ships in the world. It is 65 metres long with a beam of 10.6 metres at its widest point.

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The Tenacious and its sister ship the Lord Nelson are regular visitors to West India Dock. They are owned by the UK-based charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust who have for many years have pioneered sailing for the disabled. The Jubilee Sailing Trust became a registered charity in 1978 and was the brainchild of Christopher Rudd, a school teacher and sailor who wanted to give the disabled children he taught the same experiences his able-bodied students had. Since its launch Tenacious has taken nearly 12,000 people sailing of these 3,000 were physically disabled and 1,000 were wheelchair users.

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2 Comments

  1. Ruth Robinson says:

    How can I follow the journety of this ship please

    • Hi Ruth,

      There are a couple of methods, one is to go onto the jubilee trust website and follow from there.
      Secondly go to marinetraffic.com and put tenacious in ship search and you will find it.
      All the best with your tracking.

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