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What was the best bit?required

Helming Lord Nelson in a Force 8 gale in the North Atlantic! Brilliant!

What was the worst bit?

Having to motor if the winds were not fair.

Why do you sail? It really helps us to know your specific reasons.

I love being at sea no matter what the weather as I find it peaceful, time to reflect and it was great meeting like-minded people.

Any other comments

Permanent crew was much more professional than I thought they would be and I felt very safe in their hands. They had a lot of patience and taught us well and were very open to any questions we had about sailing in tall ships.


What was the best bit?

Making new friends and sailing through an Atlantic force 8 gale for two days.
Visiting Grand Turk, Bermuda and the Azores.

What was the worst bit?
Can’t think of any bad bits. It was all fantastic and a great experience.

- Stuart A - Antigua to Azores 

Credit to Stuart A. Guest crew member on Lord Nelson
Credit to Stuart A. Guest crew member on Lord Nelson

“Sail Training is about challenge and adventure. It doesn’t get more challenging and adventurous than a sailing around the world on board a tall ship. Lord Nelson’s outstanding and ambitious voyage fulfils all the aims of sail training and makes her a worthy winner of the ASTO/MCA Vessel of the year award.” James Stevens Chairman of the Association of Sail Training Organisations

I've sailed on Lord Nelson (and her sister ship, Tenacious) quite a few times, and have loved it every time. The ships are designed so they can be sailed by a mixture of physically disabled and able-bodied people, all working together on equal terms. And it is great! People are always very friendly, and no prior sailing experience is required. Highly recommended! You can book via Classic Sailing. Helen K.

I went in September 2015 most exciting thing in my life left me feelng I have found my self esteem and confident I'm living again I was lost and in a dark place now im back and hungry for more ms do one get lost I'm lossing you at sea my illness disappear at sea happy days Thank you all. Loopy

To sail on these ships is the only time I feel FREE most excellent time off my life to feel at one with my buddies to feel at peace with in my sole unstoppable is the key with my disability to be able to do what able bodies can do with the ship company learning me the ropes very much appreciated. Lorraine P.

A truly inspiring experience and with some stunning views. All mixes incredibly well with the different type of people you will meet on board! A 100% recommendation! Thanks Lord Nelson and your staff. Zane D 

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