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Lord Nelson tall ship, one of only two tall ships in the world especially designed for people with disabilities.
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Owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, LORD NELSON, named after the famous British Admiral is the first of their two vessels, both of which are the only tall ships in the world that have been purpose designed and built to enable able-bodied and physically disabled people to sail side by side and share the adventure and experience of tall ship sailing as equals.

The Trust commissioned Colin Mudie to design their first sailing ship in which physically disabled people comprised half the crew. Requirements included wheelchair access throughout the ship, light hauling loads on the ropes and better than usual protection against the cold and wet.

The three masted square-rigged, LORD NELSON was the result. Her many special facilities enable disabled crewmembers to take an active part in the running of the ship. These facilities include wide decks for wheelchair users, a speaking compass to enable blind people to helm the ship, power assisted hydraulic steering for those with limited strength and much more. Overall, LORD NELSON has been designed to the needs of most disabilities and is capable of sailing in any sea around the world.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust has been in operation for over three decades and in that time has taken over 30,000 people to sea including 12,000 people with physical disabilities and 5,000 wheelchair users.

Lord Nelson along with the JST’s other ship TENACIOUS are regular participants in the Tall Ships' Races.

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Sep 10 2011 17:07 GMT elsje323
beautiful ship in b&w
Sep 10 2011 17:07 GMT bandsix
An amazing ship Harry....have you sailed on her?
Sep 10 2011 17:07 GMT sini
Great ship!:)
Sep 10 2011 17:23 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful ship!!
Sep 10 2011 17:42 GMT julie13
A very nice piece of work.
Sep 10 2011 17:57 GMT 2011Rob PRO
Fantastic capture Harry :-))
Sep 10 2011 18:37 GMT RTW
Saw a beautiful 3 master just a couple of weeks back off Harwich, great looking ship.
Sep 10 2011 19:40 GMT Danijela
wonderful capture:)
Sep 10 2011 20:28 GMT Bigbear10
A wonderful B&W capture
Sep 10 2011 20:50 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's a handsome ship!
Sep 11 2011 00:15 GMT teddybear2
Wow Harry I am impressed. I have spend most of my life working with people with disabilities and so great to see this
Sep 11 2011 01:11 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A great catch Harry!!!!!!
Sep 11 2011 03:43 GMT verarenm
Lovely shot and work!
Sep 11 2011 06:50 GMT ujbanyiv
Yes! Stunning Landscape Composition.
Sep 11 2011 18:48 GMT psb64
nice ship
Sep 11 2011 20:03 GMT Pea2007
Nice capture Harry.
Sep 11 2011 22:29 GMT junne PRO
must be a trip to see this proud vessel under full sail
Sep 12 2011 07:18 GMT senna3
Proud and Majestic!
Sep 12 2011 09:52 GMT MargNZ
This is impressive and everyone who sails on her must feel very proud Harry :))
Sep 12 2011 18:19 GMT Dorothea
Wonderful pic!
Sep 12 2011 21:20 GMT Icandoit
Thanks guys for stopping by and for all of your lovely and very encouraging comments, They are much appreciated.