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Belfast Tall Ships: Land ahoy as Lord Nelson drops anchor

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/06/2015

The Lord Nelson arrives
The Lord Nelson arrives
A disabled man is hoisted aboard to experience the ship
Preparations continue for the big event

In less than two weeks' time Belfast Docks will be a hive of activity when around 80 vessels arrive for the Tall Ships Races.

The Lord Nelson is the latest ship to arrive in Belfast for the event, which runs from July 2 to July 5.

Lord Nelson is owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and is named after the famous British admiral.

It is one of just two tall ships in the world that have been specially-designed to enable both the able-bodied and physically disabled to sail side by side and share the adventure and experience of tall ships sailing as equals.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust commissioned Colin Mudie to design its first sailing ship in which physically disabled people can comprise half of the crew.

Her many special facilities enable disabled crew members to take an active part in the running of the ship.

Belfast Telegraph

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