Jubilee Sailing Trust

The Jubilee Sailing Trust operate Lord Nelson and Tenacious, two very special tall ships that are designed specifically to allow those both with and without disabilities to sail side-by-side as equals. They offer anything from introductory day sails to two-week voyages and even long ocean passages throughout the year.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust operate Lord Nelson and Tenacious, two very special tall ships that are designed specifically to allow those both with and without disabilities to sail side-by-side as equals. They offer anything from introductory day sails to two-week voyages and even long ocean passages throughout the year.

Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 - Race 1

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Liverpool, England
May 27, 2018


Dublin, Ireland
June 3, 2018

Join Lord Nelson and race a spectacular fleet of tall ships from Liverpool to Dublin!

Lord Nelson is one of the UK’s best known tall ships and one of the only ones in the world to be completely accessible for people of all physical abilities. In 2018 you can join her intrepid crew for the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta - an exciting series of races between Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux! The voyages are not too long, perfect if you are looking to fit a trip in around work or studying.

Interested in Race 1?

Starting in Liverpool, you’ll spend a night aboard Lord Nelson, making friends with the other trainees and meeting the permanent crew. You’ll also get to meet your buddy, who you will be partnered with during your journey. It’s expected that most trainees are new to sailing – so don’t worry if you don’t have any experience, you’ll soon find your sea legs!

After a night making new friends, the next morning it’ll be all hands-on deck to learn the ropes! While you’re getting started, you’ll breeze out of the world-famous Albert Dock in a magnificent parade of sail. There will be crowds of people waving you off and the river will be full of ships, masts and flags as you head towards the open seas.

Next, you’ll get to enjoy lots of close quarters racing on the Irish Sea, and it’s bound to be an exhilarating, thrilling adventure! Most of the time you will keeping the other ships of the regatta in sight as you race Lord Nelson around different waypoints to the finish line near Dublin.

Everyone aboard will be striving to make Lord Nelson the fastest and best handled ship. If you enjoy a bit of healthy competition – and enjoy seeing magnificent sailing ships in full sail maneuvering close together – this is the perfect experience for you.

You should expect to arrive in Dublin a couple of days early so that you can enjoy the festivities! You’ll be invited to join a parade through the city before having fun at the exclusive crew party – where you’ll get to meet and have fun with trainees from all the ships, who could come from anywhere in the world!

This voyage is an excellent introduction to sail training aboard Lord Nelson - you would be taken on for 8 days, enjoying unique experiences, building your leadership, teamwork and communication skills, all while meeting people from all over the world and having fun!

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Liverpool is well connected by air, rail and road.

You can fly to Liverpool John Lennon airport which is only 9 miles from Albert Dock. Alternatively, you can fly to Manchester Airport, which is a 45-minute drive from Albert Dock and has a regular coach service available.

London Midland Trains, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail run routes into Liverpool from all major UK cities. Additionally, you can now take a Virgin Train from Central London to Liverpool in 2 hours 13 minutes.

If you wish to travel by road, Liverpool is served by many National Express coaches from London and Manchester, and is connected to the M58 and M62 Motorways. To cross the Mersey, you could also take one of the historic Mersey Tunnels, which are unique in that they are policed by their own dedicated police force!


You can get to Dublin from the rest of Ireland by rail or by road, and from the rest of the world by ferry or by air.

You can fly into Dublin Airport with a range of airlines. Dublin airport is the largest in the Republic, and is well connected to the city centre by taxis and local buses. The blue Aircoach travels between the airport terminals and to key locations in the city centre.

Irish Ferries and Stena Line offer ferry services from Holyhead in Wales to Dublin’s European Ferry Port. You can also get ferries to Dublin from Cherbourg in France.

You can travel to Dublin from all railway stations in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and when you arrive in Dublin the local DART or LUAS railways are available to run you around the city. The city is also surrounded by the M50 motorway, and road travellers can use the Dublin Port Tunnel to easily access the port area of the city.


Liverpool is a thriving dynamic city – most famous for its football club and its university – but also an important city in the sailing world. Liverpool has many historical links to sailing and the sea, and today it is the hub for tall ships in the North-West of England.

While in the city you should definitely check out the world-famous Cavern Club (where the Beatles started playing) and shop ‘til you drop at the newly refurbished Liverpool ONE shopping centre. For food, we would recommend trying ‘Scouse’, a local dish popular with sailors that is based on the food of the Vikings!

A key Liverpool location is the amazing Albert Dock. The dock is stuffed full of culture and history and famous for its Victorian architecture. While you are there you should visit the award winning Maritime Museum and the TATE Liverpool gallery. If you fancy some retail therapy or a cuppa after all that culture, the docks are also a brilliant place to find cool quirky shops and cafes.

The docklands are still operational, which is awesome! The docks are where all the Tall Ships moor up when they visit the city, and you’ll likely be spending a lot of time in this area, as it is where trainees and crew board and disembark. Every year the city hosts the International Mersey River Festival on the dockside– with hundreds of boats visiting the docks, live music and lots of attractions.

Fantastically, the culture and heritage gurus at both the UN and the EU agree that Liverpool has a lot to offer and is worthy of international recognition. In 2004 Liverpool's waterfront was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status and the in 2008 the city was named European Capital of Culture.

We think Liverpool is a fab place to visit as well as a fab place for sailing. Whether you are in search of an awesome night out, fantastic shops, world leading museums/ galleries or simply a hearty supper the city really has something for everyone.


Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland – and Ireland’s biggest city. Set on the banks of the River Liffey as it flows into Dublin Bay, the city is full of charming cobbled streets, and old pubs, juxtaposed with trendy pop up restaurants and technology company headquarters.

The city champions all that is truly Irish: warmth, friendliness, and good craic! The many pubs, cafés and art galleries in Temple Bar often have folk musicians playing in the evenings and you should check them out if you love good beer and good music. We’d particularly recommend enjoying a pint and some Irish stew at Dublin's oldest microbrewery pub, the Porterhouse.

If you love history you should go and see the splendid 18th century buildings of Dublin Castle or explore the renaissance grandeur of Trinity College Dublin – its library holds the world-famous Book of Kells. To celebrate another key part of Irish culture, the Guinness Storehouse tour is worth doing – especially as they give out free samples– just beware of the crowds of tourists! For politics lovers Leinster House, home of the national parliament of Ireland, and the stately President’s house (Áras an Uachtaráin) in Phoenix Park are also worth seeing.

Since the millennium Dublin has experienced economic growth, becoming home to many international technology firms, like Amazon and TripAdvisor – it is also embracing a liberal identity, embracing diversity and hosting events such as the annual Gay Pride parade in the city.

The Tall Ships moor up in Dublin along the River Liffey which runs through the centre of the city. Attractions such as Temple Bar and Trinity College will be really nearby when you board/visit/disembark the ships and the river itself hosts unique attractions such as a diving bell and wakeboarding!

Dublin is a rich cultural city with excellent pubs, restaurants, music and culture. Again and again people who come to Dublin fall in love with it – and it’s easy to see why! Sláinte Dublin - we look forward to our next trip!

Thinking about sailing aboard Lord Nelson?

This ship is great for those who love working co-operatively with people from all walks of life and want to be a part of an award winning structured training programme. Whether you have never sailed before, or are a seasoned old salt, Lord Nelson can offer a truly unique, supportive environment.

Lord Nelson is one of the UK’s best known tall ships and one of the only ones in the world that is completely accessible for people of all physical abilities. The ship and her crew strive to make sail training accessible to all people, showing that anybody can sail aboard a tall ship.

The ship has gone from strength to strength in recent years, completing a two-year voyage around the world and winning ASTO’s 'sail training ship of the year award' in 2014. She typically takes aboard 40 trainees, divided into watches of 10 trainees.

As a Lord Nelson trainee, you would be put into pairs through a unique buddy system – you would be paired up with another trainee, and you would learn to sail together – building a lasting friendship and supporting each other. Together you would steer at the helm, navigate by the stars, cook in the galley, climb the rigging and maintain the ship.

After you have finished your watches for the day, you will get plenty of opportunities to relax with your new crewmates and friends. There is a bar and library aboard, a mess room where you can chat and play games and a full galley serving delicious meals three times a day.

Most trainees sleep in comfy bunks in the forecastle, while there are eight cabins in the middle of the ship for wheelchair users and their buddies. Blankets and duvets are provided and each bunk has a privacy curtain.

Lord Nelson is well equipped for day to day living, and has accessible toilets and showers aboard. She has full air-conditioning/ heating throughout, and European style 240V plugs to charge phones/devices.

Interested? Book now!

General Requirements

Minimum Age: 16

Insurance Requirements

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Trainee Crew on Voyages and you MUST supply the JST with a copy of your policy prior to sailing. Any travel insurance you purchase MUST cover you for “tall ships sailing outside of coastal waters”. It is recommended that you arrange insurance cover at the time of booking your Voyage. We recommend that you ensure that your travel insurance covers the eventualities described in the Terms and Conditions.

Voyage Summary

You will be sailing Lord Nelson for the voyage "Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 - Race 1".

You will embark on May 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England and disembark on June 3, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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