STS Lord Nelson STS Lord Nelson

STS Lord Nelson

Jubilee Sailing Trust, 12 Hazel Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 7GA, United Kingdom | +44(0)23 8044 9108 | Website

Venue Description

At JST our Vision is of an inclusive world where we can all contribute and feel valued. Our unique Mission is to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea. JST aims to make a difference to the lives of all our participants, but we know that our impact is especially strong for some social groups, including disabled people and those with mental health conditions or long-term ill-health issues; the lonely or socially isolated; those dealing with significant challenges or change in their career or educational life; and people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including disadvantaged youth. During our inclusive sailing experiences people become deeply immersed in an intense and challenging ocean adventure where conditions can be unpredictable. Diverse teams work together to perform tasks with real responsibilities. In our adaptive and enabling environment, everyone is seen and treated as equal and contributes to the best of their ability. Aboard our ships barriers break down, differences disappear, social bonds form and people start to appreciate the ability and potential in others. Beneficiaries leave our voyages with new skills and more aware of their own strengths and capabilities. They gain beliefs and attitudes that help them tackle the limitations in their life. They feel more free to explore their ability, potential and place in the world.


Lord Nelson and Tenacious are the only tall ships in the world designed so they can be sailed by a a truly mixed ability crew, including people with a wide variety of physical impairments and health conditions. The accessible features of both SV Tenacious and STS Lord Nelson, make every aspect of shipboard life available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship. Among the many accessible features found on Lord Nelson and Tenacious are: -Wheelchair lifts and wide decks that provide equal and easy access throughout the ship -A speaking compass that enables those with visual impairments to steer the ship -Power assisted steering and a joystick for people with limited dexterity -Unique ascender systems that allow wheelchair users to experience ‘life aloft’ up our masts -Signage in braille, guidance tracks, tactile stair strips and raised directional arrows on handrails for people with visual impairments

Accessibility Guide

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Access Statement

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Awards List

Evcom Industry Awards 2018 - Silver Award Best Documentary - Sea Change by CDC films Charity Film Award Finalists Better Society 2018 Awards-Shortlisted Sports Business Awards 2018 - Finalist Best Mass Participation Event


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All of our professional crew are highly trained in health and safety, disability awareness and a medical purser is onboard.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Read
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Online Booking

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