We had a great time at Tesco in Oldswan. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the volunteers and staff at Tesco who made it a great success. Thank you also to all the people who made donations to us, we couldn’t do this without you, thank you so much.  We hope to be packing your bags again soon!

If you would like to get involved with fundraising, please contact us via our contact page, we look forward to hearing from you.


The Dilema:

  • No operational Tall Ship in Ireland – North/South
  • Restricted Opportunity for local Tall Ship Sail Training
  • Lack of Public Visibility of and Access to traditional Sailing Ships.
  • Cost of Sail Training for trainees
A Solution:
  • Package of six traditional sailing ships
  • Cost effective to Festival Organisers/Sail Training Organisations
  • Concentrated period of operation in Irish Sea
  • Back to Back Festival appearances
  • Local access for trainees of all ages.
  • Guaranteed income for ships
  • Affordable cost to trainees/Guests


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”.


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.


Merseyside's trainee sailors prepare

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor welcoming the trainees onto the Tall Ship Kathleen & May. Photo: Andy Bonner

Ahead of the inaugural Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Liverpool next month, six trainees from the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust are being put through their paces on board Liverpool’s very own Tall Ship, Kathleen & May.


Major new Irish sea race launched in city


A MAJOR new annual Irish Sea sailing ship race was launched at Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

The Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) and Douglas Bay Yacht Club (DBYC) will inaugurate The Three Legs of Man Sail Parade in late August.

It will be staged from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man, continue to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and return to Liverpool.