Evening - Invite Only
An Evening on Tenacious, the Tall Ship
Along with Aston Martin, The Australian British Chamber of Commerce invites you to an evening of refreshments and canapes on board Tenacious, when it will be moored at Wharf 7, Australian National Maritime Museum.
Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a globally unique, UN-accredited charity which utilises the adventure of tall ship sailing to unlock human potential and break down barriers between people of different circumstances - especially between people living with disability and the able-bodied. As of December 2015 we have now established Jubilee Sailing Trust Australia as a not-for-profit organisation to deliver the work of JST on a global basis. Tenacious, the world’s largest operating timber hulled vessel has voyaged over 18,000 nautical miles from Southampton UK to deliver a programme of voyages, day sails, charitable partnership work and corporate days over the next 12-18months around South East Australia and New Zealand as the start of an ongoing relationship with this part of the world.
Tenacious was built 16 years ago by JST in Southampton by 1,500 volunteers approximately half of whom were living with some form of disability. She includes features not seen on other vessels such as six wheelchair lifts between the decks, deck ribs and a speaking compass for the vision impaired, vibrating alarm pads under the bunks for the hearing impaired, you can helm her with the traditional wheel or if limited mobility use a joystick, we can even lift a wheelchair user into the platforms up the mast!
The JST voyage experience encourages self-discovery and cultivates active participation. The supportive and well-designed environment quickly breaks-down prejudice, promotes equality and mutual understanding. It is where people find new strengths and learn to see strengths in others without being diverted by a perceived weakness.
On board Tenacious, JST Australia are trying to create a microcosm of what we all think the world should be, an environment where everyone is included, diversity is celebrated and one where everyone is a valued member of the community. This is not an activity for those living with disability, it is an activity for everyone including those with disability.
Getting to the wharf:
All-day parking is available at Harbourside Secure Parking, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont
Closest public transport access is the Light Rail station Pyrmont Bay