Shadow Wind


Set Course for Life

"Shadow Wind delivers sailing adventures as a way of life; it is an attitude that encourages working with nature, exploration of the soul, and true independence. It does this by using a simple and practical philosophy of building self-confidence, self-discipline, and mindfulness, regardless of age, creed, or financial status."

Charity / CIC and Support Groups

  • Some time away from everything and an ear to listen to your thoughts.

  • Support if you are suffering from anxiety or lack of mental well-being.

  • A way to change one aspect of your life or even find a fresh start.

  • Answers to the questions and challenges that life throws at you.

  • Sailing adventures and experiences with a self-development theme.

  • Sailing tuition to anybody looking to learn to sail or go to sea.

  • Charities, CIC's, Marginalised groups, etc that want a life changing experience.

Private and Group Sailing

  • Sailing experiences and mile building to the individual or group.

  • Sail training in Liverpool and the surrounding areas from complete novice to advanced Yacht Master.

  • Theory evenings in the classroom from beginner to advanced.

  • Voyages from an afternoon on the Mersey River to several weeks around the UK.

  • Own-boat tuition at all levels with or without crew.

  • Single handed, mooring, delivery, and other specialised tuition.

  • Industry support if you are looking to go professional.

"We always remember that when we are at sea we have a destination, but it's what we experience and share on that journey out there that counts. It’s the spirit of the individual but also your part in something bigger."


"When you go to sea with Shadow Wind, you return with much more than just a sailing experience."


“We strongly support the delivery of resources to those who need it the most, but we believe that for anybody to benefit from these resources in the long term, their faith in themselves and in some form of community needs to be rebuilt. At sea a person becomes powerfully resourceful as an individual, but also part of a crew that relies on each other for their very survival.”

The medium of the sea offers the unique experience of growing as an individual whilst at the same time learning to be part of a tight community. Shadow Wind also works with Ocean Literacy to enhance peace within and build respect for our natural planet. It does all of this regardless of age, creed, or financial status.

Whether you are a Yacht Master looking to get some advanced sailing in, a complete beginner looking to experience sailing and decide if it is for you, or at any step in between... we do it.

By giving people a different perspective of what they already have, and showing them how to use that different perspective, it gives them a new hope of going forward. As they find new interests and new skills, make new friends and develop themselves along the way, they bring something back into their community to share with others. We use the medium of the river, the sea, and the craft that travel on them to change the lives of the people in the area.


  1. Maintenance of Sailing Vessels Includes hands on training, skills and experience, Individuals learn techniques on how to repair and maintain a sailing or motor craft. This promotes a feeling of pride in oneself and the group through learning and achievement.


  1. Sailing Experience and Skills Gives the unique maritime experience of overcoming personal fears whilst working as part of a team in sometimes difficult conditions, learning new skills and working towards achieving a recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualification.


  1. Maritime Awareness Workshops Promote Marine Ecological Awareness, brings people together, teaches the heritage of Mersey and Liverpool, and showcases maritime opportunities and connections.

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Shadow Wind:

Set Course for Life

07710 154859

Shadow Wind CIC is Registered at:
Liverpool Marina, Coburg Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4BP

Registered Number: 12205128
Home Port: Liverpool

Shadow Wind CIC Sailing Staff are commercially qualified by the:


RYA, MCA, Liverpool Marina, and The Yacht Club Liverpool are depicted as links, Shadow Wind CIC is not affiliated with these organsiations in any way.