John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) seeks to help young sailors and youth
sailing organisations to achieve their goals and was set up in the memory of
1996 Olympic silver medallist John Merricks.
the official charity partner of OnBoard, the JMST will donate at least 80
single-handed junior pathway boats and boards (Optimist, Topper, Laser 4.7 and
Bic Techno 293OD) to promising sailors over eight years, providing them
with the opportunity to progress their skills and continue to participate in
the sport. The partnership started in 2012.
boats will be gifted to promising youngsters who display enthusiasm, drive,
talent and commitment to the sport and who may not ordinarily have the
opportunity or financial backing to achieve their goals.
2017, County Antrim Yacht club member Alistair Todd was announced a winner and
he has since been able to develop his skills and compete in the boat.
For more information including the Notice
of Selection and to download a poster please visit the JMST
page on the OnBoard website.
Sailors wishing to be considered will need
to fill out a Declaration
of Eligibility form online before Friday 28th