The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) was founded in 1978 and is an international charity headquartered in the UK. Approaching our 40th anniversary, we have embarked on a new strategy to increase our impact and strengthen our operating model.
We aspire to be a flagship for social inclusion and a catalyst to create stronger, more resilient and cohesive communities.
Our mission is to:
1. Strengthen individuals, their
life skills, outlook and capabilities, through a life changing adventure at
2. Build relationships, empathy
and understanding across communities through the power of shared activity and
3. Welcome the most marginalised
in society, either by disability or disadvantage and give them the opportunity
to be valued and make a meaningful contribution alongside those who are more
4. Act as a flagship for social
inclusion, showcasing the power of diverse teams and to demonstrate what is
Our impressive and unique, custom-built tall ships, Lord
Nelson and Tenacious, have been specifically designed so everyone, regardless
of ability or experience, can play a full and active role as a member of the
The adventure and inclusive design of the ships challenge
voyage crew to do things that they never thought possible, improving their
self-belief, motivation and confidence. The shared experience and teamwork
necessary to sail the ship builds mutual respect and trust. Strong
working relationships develop whereby participants take away a new-found
confidence to apply in their lives.
By encouraging crew to work together in this unique
environment, our mission promotes inclusion, challenges prejudices, breaks down
barriers and empowers our beneficiaries to discover what they can do, rather
than what they cannot.
Since 1978, we have welcomed nearly 50,000 people aboard
our two ships. The JST remains, as it has always been, one of the only
organisations that routinely brings together people of all ages, genders,
backgrounds and abilities in a shared experience based on our strong maritime
In recognition of its work, the JST has been accredited
by The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities. It has also enjoyed 32 years of patronage from HRH, The
Duke of York KG, who has provided outstanding support to the Trust during this
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