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TRADITIONAL SAILING WITH
We founded Clean Ocean Sailing with the aim of cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, and raising awareness about ocean plastics. We restored our 113-year old sailing boat to carry out this mission.
With the help of The Annette and another smaller crafts we sail and paddle to remote, inaccessible places to clean up our coast by collecting plastic from the shores and sorting, recording, reusing and recycling it, and now we want you to join us.
By volunteering, you can make a real difference to wildlife and the environment, make new friends, learn new skills and make the world a better place.
Donations will help us keep The Annettes seaworthy, and allow us to dedicate more time to coastal clean ups and recycling.
We would love to invite you to be one of our PATRONS. Become one of the allies, supporters and friends who’ve helped us on our mission over the years. Together we can clean up our ocean.
Weʼre raising £5,000 to fight ocean plastics! Support our sailing voyages to the Isles of Scilly to clean up island sanctuaries and all around the Cornish coast!
We have owned our beloved boat The Annette for just over 15 years now. She was built 1908 a gaff rigged schooner, 66 foot, 55 tonnes, extremely strong carvel oak planked on oak frames. She was made to sail in the harshest conditions and is, to this day, extremely seaworthy.
She can sleep 8 in two double cabins and four single berths. She is equipped with all the modern systems and navigation equipment required to sail off-shore. And she is our very cosy home.
This past decade we have had many adventures together, sailing the UK’s south coast and to the Scilly Isles many times, crossing the Bay of Biscay to explore the gorgeous estuaries of Galicia. The Annette has taken our friends and us safely across the seas in all weather.
But now it is time to give her some love. We are fitting a new stem post, a few stanchions, hull planks and a new deck. Most of this structural work is done but there is still a long way to go to restore her to her former glory.
There are millions of tons of waste plastic littering our oceans and beaches. It’s killing sea life and getting into our food chain and our water supplies.
We sail with Annette around European seas. And with smaller crafts, we paddle and sail around coastlines and visit small, inaccessible beaches where we collect rubbish. We record what we find and collaborate with researchers and other activists to help drive change in mankind’s impact on nature.
Sail with us to generate change in world oceans and in people’s minds!
Day sailing trips and weekends with clean-ups along the remote Cornish coastline / weeks away sailing and fishing for plastic to Isles of Scilly and Brittany / long term crossing and collecting garbage from the ocean / wooden boat restoration / recycling plastic workshops / educational programs / sail training