Seventeen young apprentices from Peel Ports Group enjoyed this unique challange, which saw them travel from Liverpool to Whitehaven and back again on one of four specially commissioned tall ships.
Organised by the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) the event gave 173 apprentices aged between 16 and 25 the chance to put their sailing and team working skills to the test, over the course of two weeks.
Peel Ports Group committed its support to the inaugural event by submitting two teams of apprentices, who spent the duration of the challenge on board the Pelican of London vessel, which arrived back in Liverpool on Friday (27 June) as part of a special parade of sail.
The apprentices were rewarded for their hard work during the challenge, at a special awards dinner held at Liverpool Hope University on Saturday 28th June. It offered a chance to celebrate their achievements and spend an enjoyable final evening with their new-found team mates.
Peel Ports apprentices came out top in several categories with Megan Pickering and George Day being named as two of the Apprentice Challenge winners. A watch from the Pelican of London which consisted of four Peel Ports apprentices was named the top watch during the whole challenge.