Programme

Welcome to the Sail Britain 2022 Programme! Each week has a different focus but all involve lots of sailing and exploring! No experience is necessary and it’s open to everyone. From raising anchor to hoisting sail, we provide the support and training to make sure everyone can get involved in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Our voyages under sail work towards creative and cultural exchange, education and environmental research in a context which values diversity and new ideas. They’re also a wonderful way to get out on the water, learn to sail from an onboard instructor, and explore some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery!


Secret East Coast

23-30th April, Ipswich – Ramsgate

The first week of our programme offers a rare opportunity to sail on the East Coast, and to explore the tranquil rivers and hidden creeks of this beautiful area… read more

White Cliffs

30th Apr – 7th May, Ramsgate – Lymington

This week will offer some great passage sailing and fantastic scenery as we skirt the coasts of Kent and Sussex heading west. Seeing the white cliffs from the sea is an unforgettable experience… read more

Ocean Conservation

21-28th May & 28th May – 4th June, Falmouth

Learning about marine conservation is one of the cornerstones of Sail Britain’s mission and this week gives us the opportunity to explore the wonders of ocean life first hand… read more


Wild Wales

11 – 18th June, Milford Haven – Holyhead

The coastline of Wales will be teeming with wildlife at this time of year, with the bird colonies of Skomer and Skokholm in full raucus swing as we set sail around the stunning coast of Pembrokeshire… read more

Celtic Sea

18 – 28th June, Holyhead – Ardrossan

 

If you want some adventure sailing, this trip is for you! Heading north from the stunning shores of Anglesey, we’ll set sail to explore the Isle of Man and onwards to the Firth of Clyde… read more

Islands of the Clyde

2nd – 9th July, Ardrossan

The beautiful islands of the Clyde and South West Scotland offer brilliant sailing amid dramatic and varied scenery, as well as some wonderful conservation projects which we’ll visit… read more


Creative Ecology Residency

9 – 16th July, Ardrossan – Oban

We are very excited to be running a new arts / science residency with Oceanographer Kelly Greener and Transdisciplinary Artist Christina Peake exploring our connection to the natural world… read more

Wild Food and Sailing

23rd – 30th July, Oban

We are super excited to be running a special week of foraging and sailing in the isles with wild food expert Mark Williams… read more

Restoring our Seas

30th Jul – 6th Aug, Oban

Led by conservationist Lucie Machin, we’ll be spending a week sailing in the Scottish islands and visiting some conservation projects which are restoring crucial marine habitats… read more


The Life of Islands Residency

13 – 20th August, Oban – Mallaig

We are very excited to announce the third year of the Life of Islands Residency. Led by artist and musician Laura Copsey, the residency explores ‘islandness’ – the special nature of islands – with a particular focus on inhabited places… read more

Between Land and Sea

20 – 27th August, Mallaig

We are excited to be running this new artists residency for 2022 with local artist, Ellis O’Connor exploring both the islands of Western Scotland, and the ocean with which they are intimately connected… read more

The Wild Islands Residency

27th Aug – 3rd Sept, Mallaig

Counterpart to the Life of Islands, the Wild Islands Residency explores uninhabited islands; the remoter, wilder and lesser-known places, with a focus on the unique geology and wildlife that can be found here… read more


Our Living Ocean

3rd – 10th Sept, Mallaig – Oban

The ocean covers 70% of our planet and is the home to an incredible diversity of life: but how well do we know our marine friends? Marine biologist and sailor Marte Klemetsdal will focus on this topic, and through shared knowledge and exploration, we will get to see the coast of Scotland and it’s secrets with new eyes… read more

Reconnecting with Nature

10 – 17th Sept, Oban – Ardrossan

This week will be led by Freija Mendrik, marine scientist and National Geographic Explorer, who is passionate about protecting marine life and collaborative scientific communication. Open to all, we’ll be exploring ways we can better connect with the ocean, and use collaboration as a powerful tool to reconnect people with nature… read more


Official partner, Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020/2021