Royal Yacht Squadron to host anniversary dinner this October

The Jubilee Sailing Trust has reached the ripe old age of 30, and will be hosting a celebratory black tie Ball at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on Friday 5th October. Special guest will be celebrity gardener and Trust Vice-Patron Alan Titchmarsh, who will take on a new role as Isle of Wight Sheriff next year.

The evening will kick off at 6.30pm with pre-dinner Pimm’s & nibbles followed by a sumptuous four course dinner with an auction, raffle and live music being supplied by “The Accelerators” so guests can dance the night away.

The evening is being generously sponsored by Marina Developments Ltd, Europe’s largest marina group who own and operate 18 major marinas and boatyards and manage over 6,000 berths.

As part of the festivities the JST’s beautiful tall ship Tenacious will be berthed outside the Royal Yacht Squadron on Trinity Pier, providing a stunning back drop for the event. Since her maiden voyage in September 2000 Tenacious has taken over 5,760 people to sea, of these over 2,210 have been physically disabled.

Tenacious and the charity’s first built ship, Lord Nelson (pictured) are the only two vessels in the world that have been purpose-designed and built to enable a crew of mixed physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms. The unique design and special facilities allow the crew to play a full and active role in every aspect of running a ship from helming and setting sails to cleaning the ship.

Tables consist of 10 places and tickets cost just £120 per person. All the money raised on the evening will be used to help keep the JST going for another 30 years.