Port Academy Liverpool will be joining in celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the first Sail Training Voyage out of the River Mersey on 26-27th November 2016.

Merseyside Adventure Sail Training (MAST) will be at the Albert Dock to showcase how Sail Training has helped people of all ages and backgrounds to develop their life skills through the unique experience of crewing a Tall Ship. Over the past 50 years more than 10,000 people, young and old, including many disabled and disadvantaged, have had the opportunity to sail in and out of the River Mersey on a Tall Ship.

The Ground Floor of the Maritime Museum will host an exhibition which will detail how Sail Training in the UK started, its subsequent development, the various bodies that constitute the UK Sail Training Community, and those who have supported the vision of delivering opportunities to sail on a Tall Ship.

The Class A Tall Ship “Stavros S Niarchos” will be in Canning Half Tide Dock for the weekend and will be open for ship tours and briefings on Sail Training topics.

The two-day event aims to promote and highlight the value of sail training to young people in the development of their life skills. All funds raised from the two days will give young people the opportunity to sail and gain a Royal Yachting Association Competent Crew besides developing their life skills