Tallship Lord Nelson sets sail on round-the-world voyage

A tallship with a disabled crew has set off on a 50,000-mile voyage around the globe.

Tallship Lord Nelson

Tallship Lord Nelson

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) ship Lord Nelson left Southampton on Trafalgar Day. On board are a crew of 50 people, of mixed physical abilities, including wheelchair users, they will sail the ship on the two-year voyage.

Beryl Jones, a retired disability adviser from Anglesey in Wales, who has multiple sclerosis, was on board.She said: “My grandfather was a sea captain who sailed the world and I guess at this late stage in my life I am following in his footsteps.

“This sail will provide adventure, involving almost every activity on board. Scrubbing the deck and potatoes, washing dishes, setting the sails, keeping watch and peering from the crow’s nest – a thrill of a lifetime.”

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