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Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust is a charity based in Liverpool, managed by a small and dedicated group of Trustees, Ambassadors and Volunteers.
There is no more dramatic way of developing young peoples’ potential than through the Tall Ship educational experience, as hundreds of young people sailing with MAST have already discovered.
Whatever a young person’s background, all voyages are inclusive and Sail Training is an experience which allows young people to discover their true mettle and spirit and earn the respect of their peer group.

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Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for visiting us here at MAST. We believe that every young person should be given the opportunity to develop themselves through guidance and practical support so they can achieve excellence. We want to give you, the young people, a chance to experience life at sea to find excellence, respect, aspirations and to find innovation! The river is in my DNA and is the lifeblood of our city, give yourself the ability to embrace it for yourself.

I look forward to sailing with you.


Jim Graves BEM

Chair | Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust

Our Mission 

To guide, coach and provide educational and practical support to enable young people to achieve their potential

Our Vision

Working with local businesses, educational and youth service organisations to create a sustainable charity, providing the Tall Ship experience to young people

Our Values

Excellence: To exceed standards in all we do, inspire excellence in Ambassadors, Volunteers and young people, and deliver a personalised customer service that surpasses expectations.

Respect: To foster a culture of respect and inclusiveness, being receptive to each other and young people and acting with integrity.

Innovation: To listen, learn, discover and develop; to respond effectively to and invest in our Ambassadors, Volunteers and young people.

Aspiration: We strive to be visionary and influential

What We Do

Guided by our Mission, Vision and Values we aim to provide opportunities for young people to develop their full potential, enabling them to become responsible members of society and enhance their life. 
We strive to advance the education and training of young people up to the age of 25, particularly but not exclusively from Merseyside in:-

1. The skills associated with the building and operation of seagoing vessels 

2. Seamanship and navigation 

3. Maritime history and legacy 

4. An understanding of the importance of the Ocean and the Marine Environment

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