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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.

Sail the World - Day Five

Among the crew aboard the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson on her maiden circumnavigation of the globe are soldiers injured fighting for their country.

It's a way of helping them recover and gives them a break from the stress of coping with their changed lives.

Among them on her visit to New Zealand is Kyle Baker who was at the centre of a dramatic medical emergency earlier in the ship's epic adventure.

Richard Jones has the last of his special reports from on board.

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Sail the World - Day Four

The Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson was forced to pull out of a tall ships' race between Sydney in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand.

But that didn't deprive the Southampton-based Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson of her part in a festival to celebrate the event.

Her crew of able-bodied and disabled people got the chance to explain what they get out of being aboard.

Richard Jones has the latest in our series of special reports.

Sail the World - Allison's Story

She was a hard-working business consultant looking to change her life when she first decided to go to sea.

Now Allison Reede from Bolton in Lancashire has spent six months as part of the crew on the tall ship Lord Nelson as she sails around the world.

Allison is home for Christmas, but is already planning her next trip aboard next summer.

Richard Jones has this report from New Zealand on Allison's adventures.

Sail the World - Day Two

All week we're catching up on the progress of the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson which has reached the half-way point of her maiden voyage around the world.

She's taken part in an international fleet review in Sydney and is now competing in a tall ship's race across the Tasman Sea to Auckland in New Zealand.

To begin with the winds were kind and the sailing was smooth. Then the weather changed, putting a strain on the ship and her crew.

Richard Jones was aboard.

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Sail the World - Day One

Just over a year ago the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson left her home port of Southampton on her longest ever voyage - her maiden circumnavigation of the world.

Now she has clocked up more than 25,000 miles and is as far from home as she can get.

In a series of five special reports Richard Jones has been in Australia and New Zealand catching up with the ship and her crew of able-bodied and disabled people.

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