The Jubilee Sailing Trust's tall ship Lord Nelson is making her maiden voyage around the world.
Nelson's famous flagship is to receive a multi-million pound windfall after it was announced it will be handed over to a new charity.
The future of the world's most iconic ship has been secured by a £50m grant. HMS Victory has been handed over to a charity by the MoD.
During the two-year round-the-world adventure the Lord Nelson and her crew will face many new challenges - including the threat of piracy.
Richard Jones spoke to John West, Chief Officer; Ian Millen, Dryad Maritime Intelligence Services; Paddy Donaghy, David Horton and Ryan Shore, crew members; and Kyle Baker, ex-crew member.
The tall ship Lord Nelson is on her maiden voyage around the world giving many first-time sailors the chance to get a taste of life at sea. But also aboard are two Royal Navy veterans now medically discharged but getting the chance to sail the oceans waves once again.
They're among the lucky ones who don't suffer from seasickness which has struck many as Richard Jones explains in his latest report on life aboard. Richard Jones reports.
The tall ship Lord Nelson is on her maiden voyage around the world giving many first time sailors the chance to get a taste of life at sea.
But also on board are two Royal Navy veterans now medically discharged but getting the chance sail the oceans waves once again.
They're among the lucky ones who don't suffer from seasickness which has struck many of the novices, as Richard Jones explains in his latest report from South Africa.
He speaks to crew members Lee Hayward and Terry Whitty, Sean O'Connell, Wil Huang, David Kapelus and former crew member Kyle Baker.
The Lord Nelson was making good progress around the world until a medical emergency developed. Richard Jones has the latest chapter in the story He talked to Alex Lochrane of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, Caroline and Les Jones, Gareth Cooper and Dominic Dobson
The tall ship Lord Nelson is a familiar sight around the coast of Britain. She was the first ship of her kind specially designed for able-bodied and disabled people to sail side by side.
Now she's undertaking her biggest ever challenge - a two year, 50,000 mile voyage around the world visiting 30 countries on all seven continents.
For a series of special features this week, Richard Jones has been in South Africa catching up with the ship and her crew.
He meets crew members James Whale and Kyle Baker, Mike Drummond Smith from Care for Casualties, and Chris Phillips, Captain of the Lord Nelson.
Next week we run a series of special reports from South Africa. Our reporter Richard Jones went on board the tall ship Lord Nelson as she makes her maiden voyage around the world. The Jubilee Sailing Trust enables able-bodied and disabled people to sail a tall ship side by side.
VIDEO: The Tall Ship Lord Nelson is the first vessel of her kind specially designed for able bodied and people with disabilities. Richard Jones reports.
VIDEO: The sail training ship Lord Nelson has been a familiar sight in our region since she was launched 26 years ago. She was the first vessel of her kind specially designed to enable able-bodied and people with disabilities to sail side by side. Richard Jones reports on her latest challenge.