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Famous tall ship comes to London
Lord Nelson
The Lord Nelson made its maiden voyage in 1986
A famous tall ship has arrived in London after successfully competing in an international sailing race.

The Lord Nelson arrived at Tower Bridge on Saturday after competing in the Sail Training International Tall Ships Races in the Baltic.

The crew won the Friendship Trophy for furthering international understanding and friendship during the races.

The ship is owned and operated by the Southampton-based charity, Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Established in 1978, the charity aims to encourage close contact between able bodied and physically disabled men and women through tall ship sailing.

Since her maiden voyage in 1986, the Lord Nelson has taken about 23,000 people to sea with nearly 9,000 of them having a physical disability.

She is one of only two ships in the world which have been specifically designed and built to enable both physically disabled and able bodied people to sail together on equal terms.


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