Past Trips

“One of my best experiences on the the Planet! Can’t wait to come again!” ~ Tessa Grundon, artist in residence

Our sailing programme to date has seen a diverse range of sailing activities and projects across a wide variety of disciplines, from ocean research into microplastic pollution in Cornwall and the Norfolk Broads right through to pure artistic activities with the Muir Is Tir residency in the Outer Hebrides in collaboration with the An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway, with the Royal College of Art in Norfolk, and of course a lot of learning to sail and experiencing the ocean first hand! Below are a selection.

Muir is Tir – Land and Sea, Outer Hebrides

In August Sail Britain worked with the An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway, to offer a residency for five artists to explore the cultural heritage of the Outer Hebrides…read more

Royal College of Art residency, Norfolk Broads

July’s highlight was a week-long residency programme of sailing, exploring and creative arts with the Royal College of Art…read more

To the Land’s End – Cornwall Art and Microplastics Research

Our Cornwall programme explored the stunning rivers and flooded valleys of the South West and undertook a microplastics pollution study with the University of Exeter… read more

Norfolk Broads Microplastics Study

Our first expedition of the season broke new ground by undertaking a study sampling for microplastic contamination in the water of the Norfolk Broads with our research team from the University of Exeter…read more

Norfolk Broads 2016


In September we returned to our old haunt of the Norfolk Broads, a stunning area of winding waterways, reed beds and hidden bodies of open water… read more

East Coast Stories


Sail Britain aims to celebrate the beauty and importance of what we find along the shores close to home…read more

Estuaries and Rivers


Our home sailing ground of the East Coast may be relatively placid in the Summer months but it can still throw up surprises…read more

Secret East Coast

SBCP East Coast-16

Our first expedition on the sea explored Orford Ness and other secrets of the East Coast…read more

Norfolk Broads 2015

Fiona MacDonald, artist

Sail Britain’s very first trip was a interdisciplinary creative expedition to Norfolk…read more