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 is incredibly diverse and has seen a great range of sailing activities and projects across a wide variety of disciplines, from ocean research into microplastic pollution to artists’ residencies, and of course a lot of learning to sail and experiencing the ocean first hand! Below are a selection.

Exploring Ocean Plastic Pollution

Setting sail with an interdisciplinary crew or artists, scientists and activists to explore plastic pollution in the ocean and in our own lives…read more

Art and Conservation

Our second voyage of 2018 was led by artist and conservationist Jazz Austin, bringing together two themes which provide the mainstay of Sail Britain’s programme – creativity and ocean conservation…read more

Expedition Residency with the Royal College of Art

Artists in the Field – Continuing our collaboration with students from the RCA exploring islands, mountains and lochs and the importance of fieldwork for artistic practice…read more


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

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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

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


Estuaries and Rivers

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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

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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