After 25 successful years during which we have awarded over £1million in grant funding to many sailing clubs, scout groups, schools and individuals, the John Merricks Sailing Trust has now closed it’s doors.

The trustees would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the JMST and in turn enabled us to support so many deserving young sailors. We are very proud of the opportunities we have been able to give so many young people and in doing so we have carried on the memory of one of Great Britain’s best ever sailors.

John Merricks was an inspiration to all of us and his lasting legacy will be the smiles the JMST help to put on all the young faces. Thank you all for your support and we hope that whilst memories will fade, John will never be forgotten.