Tall Ship Tenacious goes on display

Tall ship Tenacious, the Jubilee Sailing Trust barque one of this year’s ARC participants will be open to the public for viewing this Saturday 13th December at Port Castries, Pointe Seraphine berth two. Tenacious has been specially designed and built to enable physically disabled crew members to take an active role in crewing the ship alongside their able-bodied crew. There is a speaking compass for use by blind crew members and bright tract radar for partially sighted crew. A number of facilities have also been installed for crew members who are hard of hearing and wide flat decks and powered lifts mean that there is access throughout for wheelchair users. The power assisted hydraulics means that those with limited strength can easily helm the shipThis is the second consecutive year that the Jubilee Sailing Trust will be participating in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers with their barque Tenacious; the largest wooden tall ship to have been built in the last 100 years. Tenacious is due to cross the finish line at Rodney Bay Marina at about ten o’clock this morning with 49 crew members on board. Tenacious will be open for viewing at Pointe Seraphine Berth 2 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Saturday the 13th.St. Lucia also welcomed its own Eric Jean aboard the German boat Miciadeu close to 9.00pm Thursday night. A more elaborate welcome will take place today at 3:00 pm for Eric and Vincent Clerice, skipper of Brigand, another St. Lucian who arrived on Wednesday.