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UK Based Jubilee Sailing Trust Fights for Survival

4th July 2019
UK sailing charity JST based in Southampton which operate specialist trainee tallships, urgently needs to raise £1m by tomorrow (Friday, 5th July) otherwise face a bleak future. AFLOAT adds on the left is the Tenacious and fleetmate Lord Nelson a recent visitor to Cork Harbour during SeaFest where Irish people have been able to participate through Sail Training Ireland. UK sailing charity JST based in Southampton which operate specialist trainee tallships, urgently needs to raise £1m by tomorrow (Friday, 5th July) otherwise face a bleak future. AFLOAT adds on the left is the Tenacious and fleetmate Lord Nelson a recent visitor to Cork Harbour during SeaFest where Irish people have been able to participate through Sail Training Ireland. Photo: Daily Echo -facebook

In the UK a Southampton based sailing charity has launched an emergency campaign to raise £1m by tomorrow (Friday 5th July)  or face a bleak future.

The trustees of Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) according to the Southern Daily Echo, has launched the rescue effort to address "serious financial challenges" and to continue operating.

If unable to reach the £1m target by the end of the week it will "cease to exist immediately", unless another solution is found.

Based in Woolston, the JST has been struggling financially for the past year following a number of mechanical problems on both of its ships.

Similarly, a poor uptake for its winter 2018 programme has had negative financial impacts.

Founded in 1978, the JST owns the Tenacious and Lord Nelson which are two specially adapted traditionally-rigged sailing ships.

They are the only ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with a variety of physical impairments and health conditions.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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