Two Cork Software employees are onboard the Sail Training Tall Ship Tenacious in the West Indies this week as part of a volunteer programme to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.
Mike Oughton and Aileen Kelleher, who work for International firm VMware based in Ballincollig Cork, are sailing from Antigua to Anguilla in the fourth year of a partnership between the company and the Jubilee Sailing Trust charity.
Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind in the world. The ship has access throughout for disabled crew, including wheelchair users, with flat wide decks and powered lifts. There is a speaking compass for the use of blind crew members and bright track radar for the partially sighted crew. An induction loop and vibrator alarms have been installed for hard of hearing crew members.