Sailing

Sailing charity reviewing voyages over Coronavirus

Southampton-based charity, Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) has released a statement about its tallship SV Tenacious following the coronavirus outbreak.

The crew is currently mid-voyage between Antigua and Piraeus in Greece.

It said there were currently no reported cases of the virus among either the crew, staff or the shore-based team.

It added it was considering "contingency plans" over this and future voyages.

The charity allows people with physical impairments, including wheelchair users, to sail side-by-side with people who do not have disabilities.

SV Tenacious
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Royal seal of approval for Cumbrian volunteer

Ewan Murrie

Reporter

A Cumbrian man has been given a prestigious award by the Princess Royal for his work training visually impaired sailors.

Jonny Cormack and Princess Anne
The Royal Yachting Association

Jonny Cormack from Milnthorpe has volunteered with Great Britain's Blind Sailing for 18 years.

He started sailing at the age of two aboard his father's boat and now manages the Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre.

After hearing he'd received the award, he said he thought: "Wow, that's amazing."