An Inspiration for young people

My sincerest thanks to Sails Training International for their kind words recently. A lovely write-up on their website makes me incredibly proud to have had the pleasure of working with such a wonderful group of people.

Jim Graves

Making up a large percentage of the regatta crew are 38 young people from Liverpool who have one thing in common – Jim Graves. Jim is passionate about getting young people to sea, and not just to learn to sail, but more importantly to learn about themselves. “Luckily for me, at the age of 16 I joined the Merchant Navy and left Liverpool for six years, sailing around the world twice. The difference that I could see in myself was amazing and made a huge difference to the rest of my life”.

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Letter From Phoebe

Its always an honour to receive a letter form one of the lovely people who join us on our voyages and adventures.  Here is a letter I recieved renently from Phoebe. Thankyou Phoebe, it means everything to me to hear that MAST has had such a positive influence.

Jim Graves.

Dear Mr Graves ,

I am writing to thank you for the opportunity that you gave me earlier this summer to sail on Provident with 11 other cadets from Holyhead to Mallaig . It was an experience that I am never going to forget and an experience that i wouldn’t have been able to have without the help of MAST and the funding you granted us.

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