Owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, Lord Nelson, named after the famous British Admiral is one of only two tall ships in the world that have been purpose designed and built to enable able-bodied and physically disabled people to sail side by side and share the adventure and experience of tall ship sailing as equals.
She is a three-masted square-rigger, designed to the needs of most disabilities and is capable of sailing in any sea around the world. Her many special facilities enable disabled crewmembers to take an active part in the running of the ship. These facilities include wide decks for wheelchair users, a speaking compass to enable blind people to helm the ship, and power assisted hydraulic steering for those with limited strength. During the last 30years the trust has taken over 17,000 people with physical disabilities.