The Tall Ship Tenacious visits Jersey on 28 May for four days. On 29 May the public can visit the ship from 10.00-14.00 in St Helier harbour, Number 4 pontoon by the Lifeboat station. A round-the-island trip is also on the programme.
Tenacious is one of two tall sailing ships specially built for disabled and able-bodied sailors. Tenacious, a 65 m wooden barque, is designed with flat wide decks for wheelchairs, lifts and guided tracks, tactile surfaces, a speaking compass and hydraulic steering. Launched in 2000 and owned by the Jubilee Trust Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind.
Since her launch Tenacious has taken nearly 6,000 people to sea of whom over 2,000 were disabled and nearly 1,000 in wheel chairs. The ship has a permanent crew of eight, and can take 40 visiting crew of whom 50 per cent may have disabilities.
to track the ship.