Programme

Join Sail Britain’s 2018 Programme for an adventure on the ocean! Our programme under sail works towards creative and cultural exchange, education and environmental research in a context which values diversity and new ideas. Why not take a look at what we’ve been up to so far?

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Exploring Marine Plastic Pollution, Mull, 9-16th June

This trip will be led by Alice Kettle, Scotland rep for Surfers Against Sewage and inventor of the NurdKit, a toolkit designed to facilitate easier removal of plastic nurdles from beaches… read more

Art & Ocean Conservation, 16 – 23rd June


Led by artist Jazz Austin, this week will explore ocean conservation through sketching and painting. Each day we will create art around a different theme regarding ocean conservation whilst learning to sail along the beautiful West coast of Scotland. No previous painting or sailing experience required, just an enthusiasm to learn!read more

Mull and the Small Isles, 23rd – 30th June


The Isle of Mull and the small isles of Iona, Staffa, Coll and their neighbours offer a huge amount to explore. Fingal’s Cave on Staffa is a highlight, as are the many stunning anchorages and pretty picturesque harbours. We’ll be sailing from Oban to explore the best that these islands have to offerread more


Boatbuilding on Mull, 30th June – 8th July


Have you ever wanted to build your own boat? We are hugely excited to be giving a shout out for the Archipelago Folkschool and a very exciting boatbuilding project on Mull. Based in a beautiful location near Bunessan, the group will build two 14′ rowing skiffs with expert tuition from traditional boatbuilder05 Ben Wilderead more

Oban – Kyle of Lochalsh via Skye, 14th – 28th July,  2 week trip

Skye and the Inner Hebrides

Leaving Oban, we will sail through the Sound of Mull towards Tobermory, round the famous Ardnamuchan point, and head for the Isles!… read more

Over the sea to Skye, 28th July – 4th August

Over the Sea to Skye

The Isle of Skye has a stunning and rugged coastline and exploring under sail offers a dramatic way to see it, and to reach many places inaccessible from land such as the coasts of the Cuillin Hills.


‘Muir is Tir – Land and Sea’, 6th – 16th August

‘Muir is Tir – Land and Sea’ Artists’ Residency with An Lanntair

Sail Britain and An Lanntair are pleased to announce our ‘Muir is-Tir – Land and Sea’ residency will be running again in 2018… read more

Ullapool – Kirkwall, 18th – 29th August


On the Edge of the Atlantic

This is an adventurous trip which will offer a unique opportunity to experience offshore sailing, watch keeping and an unbroken horizon across the Atlantic… read more

Exploring Marine Plastic Pollution, Great Yarmouth – London, 2nd – 9th Oct

Sail Britain and the Artist Expedition Society are planning a joint programme to explore the theme of marine plastic pollution, its impact on coastlines and ways people can help raise awareness and address this looming environmental crisis… read more


Please remember that Sail Britain trips encompass multidisciplinary creative, cultural and scientific research, and are not tours or holidays. Travel to and from locations is not included.