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Tall ship Tenacious

Source: ANMM.

Nicole Chettle, Tall ship Tenacious arrives in Sydney with crew of sailors with disabilities, ABC News, 27 July 2016

A group of 40 sailors, half of whom have a disability, have sailed into Sydney Harbour on board the tall ship Tenacious as part of a trip circumnavigating the world.

The crew aboard Tenacious was joined by two of Sydney’s tall ships, the James Craig and Southern Swan, as it made its way towards Harbour Bridge and into Darling Harbour.

The vessel had been at sea for nine months, sailing across the Atlantic via Antigua, navigating the Panama Canal and through the islands of the South Pacific, including Fiji.

Owned and operated by charity Jubilee Sailing Trust Australia, Tenacious was built by 1,500 volunteers – half of whom have a disability.

Spokesman Harry Cator said the aim was to give people with disabilities a chance to experience life on the high seas, while providing able-bodied members a sense of what is possible with a diverse crew.

“We have people with a wheelchair,” Mr Cator said, adding that crew members have a mix of sometimes challenging conditions.

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