The Tall Ship Tenacious, one of only two Tall Ships in the world designed and built to enable people of mixed abilities to sail side-by-side as equals, will be the flagship of the Classic Boat Rally during this year’s Totally Thames.
Tenacious, which is operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust (www.jst.org.uk), was purpose-designed to enable able-bodied and disabled people to work together side-by-side. There are no passengers and no restrictions. Everyone gets involved in all aspects of life on board regardless of age, background, ability, or experience level.
The special facilities on board ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in all aspects of tall ship sailing. Among the bespoke features are:
• Hearing loops
• Wheelchair lifts between decks
• Integrated Braille instructions
• A joy stick for people who want to steer the ship but cannot hold a wheel
• An audio compass for those who want to steer but cannot see.