From:                                         Amy Johnson <>

Sent:                                           18 May 2012 18:03

To:                                               Amy Johnson

Subject:                                     Pageant News: Issue Eleven


Issue Eleven – 18 May, 2012



Briefing Sessions


Further to information received from your Section Leaders, we want to confirm the time and locations of available Pre-Pageant briefing sessions. We ask that the skipper of each vessel (and navigator where applicable) attends a session.


Click here to download the Briefing Locations and Times.



Friends and Family


Our website was updated yesterday with an interactive map that will help your friends and family find the best spots to watch the Pageant: click here. It also provides useful information on road closures in central London over the Jubilee weekend and can be used to help you plan your journey. We strongly recommend where possible that public transport is used.



Notices to Mariners


Following on from last week’s article, we would like to draw your attention to some of the Notices to Mariners that are specific to the Pageant issued by the PLA and available to view on:



·   U4 of 2012: Barn Elms Reach Moorings

·   M5 of 2012: Temporary Moorings

·   M11 of 2012: Upper Pool Moorings

·   9 of 2012: Notice of Closures

·   20 of 2012: Controlled Navigation & River Closures

·   22 of 2012: Use/hire of PLA AIS & Electronic Keying Devices



In addition, we strongly recommend visiting as this site

will help you in planning your safe passage on the tidal Thames.



Accreditation: Boarding Passes


Please note that these will be sent out by post next week to the address registered on your security form. For all those who registered with overseas addresses, we will be making contact with you to inform you of where they can be collected from. Any queries should be sent to:



Water Taxis


We will be releasing final information regarding the use of water taxis through your Section Leaders next week.



Fuel Barges


Just to confirm that PACE will be open for the whole of the Jubilee weekend in their two normal locations on the Thames: St Thomas’ and Wapping.


Boat of the Week: Tenacious


Tenacious is different because she can be sailed by just about anybody. Whilst able-bodied people can come aboard and have an exciting square-rig sailing experience, so too can wheelchair users, the visually impaired, amputees and almost anyone with any sort of physical disability.


At 65m, Tenacious is one of the largest ships taking part in the Pageant and will be the vessel closest to Tower Bridge in the ‘Avenue of Sail’ through which the smaller vessels will pass.


Launched in 2000, Tenacious is an innovative vessel. She is the largest wooden tall ship to have been built in the UK for 100 years. Her wood laminate build from Siberian larch was carried out by skilled shipwrights and fitters working alongside a volunteer force of over 1,500 able-bodied and disabled people who came from all over the UK and abroad. They worked to a design that combined traditional square-rig with special features that make it possible for physically disabled people to take a full and active role in crewing the ship side by side with able-bodied people. Such features include wheelchair lifts between deck levels, a joy stick for people who want to helm the ship but who cannot hold a wheel, and an audio compass for those who want to helm but cannot see.


Tenacious is operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity that was founded in 1978 especially to enable people of all physical abilities to work alongside each other as equals while enjoying the challenge of tall ship sailing. The charity operates another purpose built ship in addition to Tenacious, called Lord Nelson. The Jubilee Sailing Trust is named after its first grant – which came from the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Fund in 1977. With this special Jubilee connection, the Jubilee Sailing Trust is delighted that Tenacious was selected to be part in the Pageant.


On the day itself, around 80 special guests will be on board including people whose lives have been changed by sailing with the Trust or who have made a vital contribution to the work of the Trust over the years.



FREE Marine Cartography Software


It is your final chance to get your hands on the free software from Navionics that, as well as the PC/MAC chart viewer and planner, includes their iPhone App which allows you to record your track during the Pageant and take geo-referenced photos as your digital souvenir of the day.


To get your FREE voucher codes for this software, please email by the closing date 23rd May 2012, quoting your vessel name in the subject box. Navionics will then send these directly to you.



Official Pageant Photo Montage


As mentioned last week, we have appointed Capture the Event to provide official photographs and TDJP highlights montages personalised to boats, skippers, crews and connections.


Prices start at £15 (inc. vat) for a souvenir A4 photographic print captioned with the name of your boat in official TDJP template and logo.  Your crew members will be able to view and order images and montages online.   More details will follow.


If you would like more information in the meantime, please contact quoting

“Pageant Photos” as the Subject.



Website log-in details


To access the Flotilla Participants page of the website, the following details should be used, please do not share these with anyone:


Username: Diamond (capital ‘D’)

Password: Jub1lee (capital ‘J’ and a ‘1’ for the ‘i’)



The Jubilee Time Capsule


The Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC) is a way for people to share their memories of the past 60 years and mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Participants in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant are being asked to share their photos, videos and memories of the celebrations with the Time Capsule.


Whether you want to share a photo of the crew, the crowds or simply record what the day means to you, you can download the free JTC iOS App here and share the view from your boat! Alternatively, you can submit your memory at



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