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Adventure on horizon for disabled sailors

Disabled and able-bodied Islanders will sail the seas on a tall ship

Island bank staff assist tall ship voyage

A tall ship specially adaptd for disabled sailors will be making a stop in Douglas harbour a week today, as it journeys around the British Isles.

The Lord Nelson is one of only two fully-accessible tall ships in the world.

Its trip is a joint venture between the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Barclays.

For the Isle of Man to Liverpool leg, 12 of the bank's staff from the Isle of Man and nine from Merseyside will crew the vessel, along with 15 disabled or disadvantaged Islanders chosen by local charities.

The Lord Nelson will be berthed between 10am and 1.30pm next Saturday 29 April), when people will be able to go aboard.