Sail the world: An adventure on the tall ship Lord Nelson

A series of special reports about the tall ship Lord Nelson and her maiden voyage around the world. The vessel is the first tall ship to be especially designed to be jointly crewed by able-bodied and disabled people.

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  1. Richard Jones

Sail the world: Coming home

After almost two years at sea, the tall ship Lord Nelson has been in Halifax, Canada, getting ready for the final leg of her voyage around the world.

On board are 50 sailors, able-bodied and disabled people, who've helped to take her to 30 countries on all seven continents.

ITV Meridian reporter Richard Jones has followed the ship's story since she left the UK in October 2012 and has been in Canada to meet the men and women who've risen to the challenge of crewing a tall ship at sea.

  1. Richard Jones

Sail the world: Conquering earth's most hostile seas

The Lord Nelson's voyage around the world was designed to take her the right way around the world, dodging the worst of the weather, and following traditional sailing routes.

But there was no avoiding the notorious Southern Ocean, acknowledged to be the sailing equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.

On board, the ship's navigator Marcin Dobrowolski turned cameraman and filmed the epic passage which took the ship around Cape Horn and then further south to Antarctica.

Richard Jones has been following the story of the ship since she left the UK, and used Marcin's pictures for this special report on the Lord Nelson's biggest challenge.

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  1. Richard Jones

Sail the world: The final voyage

It's almost two years since the tall ship Lord Nelson left the UK on her maiden voyage around the world. She's the first vessel specially designed to be jointly crewed by able-bodied and disabled people.

Her 50,000-mile voyage has involved a thousand sailors and has taken her to South America, Africa, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, and the Southern Ocean.

ITV Meridian reporter Richard Jones has been following the story of this epic adventure since it started in Southampton in October 2012.

He's been aboard the ship in Cape Town, and sailed on her as she took part in a tall ships' race from Sydney to Auckland.

Now he's been back to catch up with the crew as they prepare for the last leg of the voyage back to the UK.

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