The JST takes both disabled and able-bodied men and women to sea, to not only teach them how to crew a tall ship, but to promote equality, sharing, and to celebrate our individual differences by working together to achieve greater things.
On board our two magnificent, fully accessible tall ships 'Lord Nelson' and 'Tenacious' everybody gets the chance to participate in all aspects of running the ship. The JST was established in 1978 and over 40,000 people have sailed with us. Of these approximately 15,000 people were disabled, including 5,000 wheelchair users.
Anyone over the age of 16 can sail with us and we take an equal mix of able-bodied and physically disabled crew on each trip with a maximum of 40 people on each voyage. We also strive to achieve integration on other levels such as age, background, religion, culture and gender, tall ship sailing can be a challenging for anyone. At the JST we believe that with team work and understanding, this challenge can be met.