Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri-Lloyd 2021 M-PRO PURE BLACK - LEADERBOARD

John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) celebrates 20th anniversary

by Suzy Hamel 28 Nov 2017 09:00 GMT 24 November 2017

The JMST raised £4,407.34 whilst celebrating 20 years of supporting youth sailing at their 20th anniversary party, held at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble on 24th November 2017.

Patron of the JMST, Ben Ainslie and Trustees Camilla Bullock, Rod Carr, Jim Saltonstall and Ian Walker were joined by many stars of British sailing and friends of the JMST including: Dylan Fletcher, David 'Sid' Howlett, Mark Covell, David 'Freddie' Carr, Stuart Childerley, Ossie Stewart, Andy Beadsworth, Mike McIntyre, Richard Stenhouse, Bethan Davis, Simon Fry, James Stagg, Libby Greenhalgh, Mark & Liz Rushall, Emma Westmacott, Chips Howarth, Ian and Richard Lovering.

Opihr Gin generously offered to support the charity and guests were welcomed with delicious Opihr Gin & Tonics on arrival. Opihr is delighted to be involved with the John Merricks Sailing Trust and thrilled that the evening was such a success.

Opihr have recently gone into partnerships with Sunsail UK as its official Gin partner and will have an active presence at sailing events over the next two years, The London Boat Show being the first for 2018.

Mark Covell very kindly offered his services and treated everyone to a fantastic DJ set that had the dance floor humming.

For the John Merricks Sailing Trust's 20th anniversary year, the trustees wanted to celebrate by producing a video to mark the occasion.

Richard Langdon, Ocean Images, very generously offered his time to produce the video working with JMST trustee, Nick Bubb, to collate the raw footage from some of the sailors and community projects that had been helped with funding from the Trust in the past. Richard then provided us with a wonderful short film that was premiered at the JMST 20th anniversary party on 24 November 2017.

Huge thanks go to Richard Langdon for this fantastic memento marking 20 years of the John Merricks Sailing Trust.

www.jmst.org.uk

Related Articles

Ian Atkins Keelboat Award - Qualifying Regatta
Opportunity knocks for a young team of sailors to race an SB20 at Cowes Week Opportunity knocks for a young team of sailors to compete for the chance to race an SB20 at Cowes Week and 'Live the Experience'. Posted on 29 Apr
Applications open for Ian Atkins Keelboat Award
This Award is open to any sailor or sailors, under 25 years old The John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the charity set up in memory of 1996 Olympic Silver medallist John Merricks, is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the second annual Ian Atkins Keelboat Award. Posted on 4 Feb 2020
JMST and RYA OnBoard partner up
Delighted sailors have been awarded exclusive use of a boat Thirteen youngsters from across the UK have been handed a huge boost in their ambitions to become top class dinghy sailors and windsurfers thanks to a national programme helping young talent progress in the sport. Posted on 26 Nov 2019
North Sails Golf Day in aid of the JMST
23rd event raises £7,680 for the charity A sunny but cold and frosty start greeted the 83 golfers that turned out for the North Sails Golf Day on Friday 8 November at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club in Fareham, that raised £7,680 for the John Merricks Sailing Trust. Posted on 12 Nov 2019
Get a chance with John Merricks Sailing Trust 2019
Are you 14 years of age or under? Do you love sailing or windsurfing? Applications are now open for sailors to apply to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) for a brand new single-handed junior pathway boat or board. Posted on 8 Aug 2019
First recipients of Ian Atkins Keelboat Award
John Merricks Sailing Trust select Team Athena Racing The John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the charity set up in memory of 1996 Olympic Silver medallist John Merricks is delighted to announce the first recipients of the Ian Atkins Keelboat Award - Team Athena Racing. Posted on 2 Mar 2019
Applications invited for Ian Atkins Keelboat Award
Opened by the John Merricks Sailing Trust The John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the charity set up in memory of 1996 Olympic Silver medallist John Merricks, is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the first ever Ian Atkins Keelboat Award. Posted on 8 Jan 2019
The 22nd North Sails Golf Day raises over £5,646
Over £205,000 raised for John Merricks Sailing Trust since its inception 22 years ago Former colleagues and friends of John's, as well as Olympic sailors, professional sailors and marine industry figures and, all turned out to play a round of golf whilst remembering John and supporting the charity in his name. Posted on 6 Nov 2018
JMST announces new keelboat awards
The Ian Atkins Keelboat Awards have been set up The Ian Atkins Keelboat Awards have been set up by the John Merricks Sailing Trust thanks to a contribution from Dominion Enterprises / Yachtworld. Posted on 8 Mar 2018
Opihr Gin gets the party started
For the John Merricks Sailing Trust The John Merricks Sailing Trust are celebrating 20 years of supporting youth sailing with a 20th Anniversary Party at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble. Posted on 18 Nov 2017