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Six days before the MAST

[ June 12, 2015   //   ]

Six Peel Ports Group will find their sea legs this month as they embark on this year’s Apprentice Ship Cup challenge, spending six days and seven nights learning to sail the tall ship Pelican of London from Dublin on 14 June to Greenock via Whitehaven.
Apprentices from all over the UK and as far afield as China will put their sailing and team working skills to the test on board one of six tall ships commissioned by the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST).
Last year, Peel Ports’ apprentices took home the inaugural Apprentice Ship Cup Award, thanks to the hard work and professionalism of its apprentices, their fundraising efforts and the support expressed by Peel Ports Group throughout the entire challenge – and they hope to take home the top award again this year.
The six apprentices, five from Liverpool and Manchester and one from Scotland, will be joined by Megan Pickering who took part in last year’s event and will offer support, advice and motivation for the other apprentices. Fellow apprentices Keiran Sait, Jake Williams and Ben Wilson are also returning after taking part in the inaugural event.
MAST chair, Jim Graves, MAST chair said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to build character strengths and develop skills in leadership, communication and self-confidence. Last year’s challenge was an outstanding success, thanks not only to the hard work of the apprentices who took part, but the support of companies such as Peel Ports.”