The sailing boat itself and the process of working together as a crew Oliver Beardon-1to sail her are integral to the experience. Sailing brings people together in confined quarters to develop strong relationships. But it also allows time to observe, to listen and to contemplate, and for the participants to develop and exchange ideas. Through travelling slowly and stopping in coastal communities, participants can develop a depth of experience which is not possible when traveling by fast means of transport such as road, rail or air.