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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Meeting the Jubilee Sailing Trust

02 September 2014

Film planning meeting with the Jubilee Sailing Trust – they have  two specially-built tall ships which can take anyone to sea to experience life under sail on the ocean, very much including the disabled, and indeed soldiers injured on active duty . Their two ships are Lord Nelson and Tenacious –beautiful, specially built square riggers.. You can pay or get support for a voyage, or part – so for example on Lord Nelson’s current two year round the world voyage there are voyage crew members backed by Help for Heroes. They can even take wheelchair users up the masts! Good story: a blind voyage crew member climbed the rigging, high up. When asked how on earth he managed that the crew member replied “Well you wouldn’t think I’d have done it if I could see how high up I was would you?!”

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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