With the ocean facing unprecedented challenges, communicating our stories from the sea, whether marine research related or creative, is a hugely important part of Sail Britain’s aim. The sea remains an inaccessible place and we want to bring it’s importance alive for as many people as possible

Sail Britain’s founder, Oliver Beardon, and other members of crew regularly speak about our work at events and conferences, including at the Royal Geographical Society, the Our Ocean conference in Oslo, university events and the Royal Academy. We also do projects with schools, both in the classroom and in the field, to engage a younger audience with the importance of the oceans, and to inspire a new generation of ocean ambassadors.




Working with Schools

Inspiring the younger generations about the importance of the oceans is a key element of Sail Britain’s vision. We run projects and workshops weaving together arts and science topics to inspire a new generation of ocean ambassadors…read more

Talks and Conferences

Sail Britain’s founder, Oliver Beardon, chairs the Oceans Panel at the RGS Explore conference each November and was one of 100 young ocean leaders selected to attend the 2019 Our Ocean Conference in Oslo.

In the Field

We work closely with local communities and environmental organisations to develop our programme and actively engage with issues first hand. By doing beach clean ups and taking part in community events we can all make a huge difference.


With creative and cultural exploration as well as community engagement being an important part of the project, we have held several public exhibitions and symposia from London to the Orkney Islands focusing on ocean topics, sustainability and life on the high seas…read more