South Australia Newsletter October 2016

 

Dear RCS Members

We have been fortunate to be associated with the Queens Jubilee Sailing Trust and in particular with the visit of the largest tall ship in the world “Tenacious” on its visit to Australasia.

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We were fortunate to be presented with a Commonwealth flag on board by the Master Simon Catterson.

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The ship will be visiting various ports and the JST are keen to make contact with and encourage participation from RCS members

Tall Ship Tenacious

This impressive 65m barque was launched in 2000 she was the largest wooden tall ship to be built in the UK for over 100 years. Her whole build process was unique and disabled and able bodied volunteers helped to build her, so she is greatly loved by her guest crews and supporters.

Unique British Design

Tenacious (and her smaller sister ship Lord Nelson) are the only two of their kind in the world that have been designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms. 36 000 people have sailed on the two ships since they were built.

Facilities on board include wide flat decks for ease of movement around the ship, wheel chair lifts between deck levels, a hearing hoop, a speaking compass when required and hydraulic power assisted steering to enable people with limited strength or mobility to experience the thrill of steering a 586 ton sailing ship.

For more information http://jst.org.uk/australia/

This ship is designed to take half able bodied and half disabled people and crews of all ages.

JST may be in touch with you at a later date

Regards,

Allan Perryman

 Treasurer – Council Member

Royal Commonwealth Society SA

Apt 410/123 Fisher St. Fullarton SA 5063

Email: treasurer@thercssa.com.au 

Phone (08)7111 2663

Mobile: 0418 821 572

RCS welcome, Christchurch, Canterbury NZ 8053