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The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) in association with Norton Rose will make history by sailing the world’s first disability-friendly tall ship, the 55m Lord Nelson, on a ground breaking world voyage to pass on the spirit of the Paralympics. First stop: Rio!

The resounding success of the London 2012 Paralympics has done a lot to transform public perception of what can be achieved by disabled people. An intrepid mixed-ability crew is about to set sail around the world and again redefine what is possible. This inspirational voyage will depart from Southampton on Sunday 21 October aboard Lord Nelson, a unique tall ship which was built specifically to accommodate people with a vast range of disabilities.

Britain has a proud sea-faring heritage and the Read full release