The Kenya Jacaranda, an important and beautiful historic sailing ship, needs your help and support
Built in 1925 as a Brixham sailing trawler, 'KJ' has spent the last 50 years providing sailing experience to young people. She has a proud history which includes the last-ever salvage tow of a commercial sailing vessel under sail and winning the coveted King George V Cup at Brixham Regatta in 1936.
Alas, the passage of time has taken its toll and the original trustees have now transferred ownership and responsibility after many years at the helm.
A new volunteer organisation, Kenya Jacaranda Heritage Sailing, now continues and extends the work begun on the Thames in the 1950s and has been granted charitable status by the Charity Commissioners.
Our objectives are to preserve this wonderful and historic ship by completing a major refit and then to continue to provide sailing experience to people from all walks of life.
Our sail experience work focusses primarily on young people, especially the underprivileged, but we aim to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved with this living example of UK maritime history.
We need your help and support to fulfil our objectives - and there are many ways in which you can help.
"Support Us" tells you how.