WHO WE ARE
MST is a family of people with a simple philosophy, that giving young people and vulnerable adults the opportunity to go offshore sailing can change their lives. A small organisation, we are blessed with a dedicated team of forty volunteers who serve as Sea Staff, helping with maintenance, or coordinating administration. Most of our team sailed onboard Morning Star as young people themselves so know exactly how you're feeling!
We are a Christian charity, which means that our staff and volunteers believe that Jesus died for their sins and to enable us to have a relationship with God. This means that we aim to show the Good News of Jesus to everyone we sail with through how we act and live our lives.
Most of those who sail with MST are not Christians, and this is how we like it!
MEET THE BASE TEAM
MEET BRIGHT STAR
Bright Star of Revelation is our purpose-built training and expedition yacht.
She was commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1999 and built by well known yacht builder Westerly, based on their 35 foot Oceanquest hull. However Bright Star has a completely unique layout inside, with seven single bunks meaning everyone sleeps in comfort in their own personal space. She is also a 'cutter', which means she has two sails at the front, rather than the more usual one sail. For twenty years Bright Star, then known as 'TS Leopold Muller', was operated by the Sea Cadet Corps.
MST purchased Bright Star at the beginning of 2019 and after a refit she was brought into use in April of that year. Bright Star has proved herself a fast and seaworthy vessel, as well as a comfortable and easy to sail platform for teaching and learning.