I am Tony Spencer from Tall Ships Victoria in Melbourne. I am writing to let you know that the Jubilee Sailing Trust Tall Ship Tenacious will be arriving in Port Phillip on Sunday 14th August 2016.
Tenacious will be coming through the Heads at approximately 0700 Hrs and making her way up to Melbourne via the South Channel and then on to Fawkner Beacon where she will be joined by other vessels welcoming her to Port Phillip and escorting her to her Melbourne home at the Seaworks Maritime Precinct in Williamstown.
Tall ships are a great spectacle so please advise your Members that Tenacious is arriving and will be highly visible as she heads towards Williamstown and that they are invited to cruise in company for all or part of the way from the Heads to Williamstown.
Designed by Tony Castro, Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind in the world. Launched of the 4th of February 2000 Tenacious undertook her maiden voyage in September that year and since then Tenacious has sailed 238,755 nautical miles and taken 13,000 people to sea. Of these nearly 5,000 people were physically disabled and 1,400 were wheelchair users. Their disabilities included Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Paraplegia and many more…..
I have attached a fact sheet on Tenacious and an image below for you to use in your member information correspondence including some links that may be useful. Please Note that Tenacious is a ship and is confined to commercial shipping channels and limited manoeuvrability and that private vessels going out to cruise with her should maintain a safe distance at all times and observe the rules regarding commercial shipping and channels in Port Phillip.
Jubilee Sailing Trust in Australia http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/jst-australia/
Tall Ships Victoria http://tallshipsvictoria.org/
About Tenacious http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/tenacious/
Tenacious Fact Sheet download .pdf (Specs Etc) http://jst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Tenacious-Fact-Sheet.pdf