Wild food

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Our shores are a bountiful source of wild and delicious food, but how often do we explore this wonderful larder? What nature provides is delicious, fresh, and nutritious, and the process of gathering it, joyful. During a week of Autumn sailing, we’ll be seeking out some of nature’s delights and rewilding our cooking skills. From seeking the best fishing spots to making rowan berry jam, this is going to be one delicious week!

As society grows every more detached from nature, and food chains become longer and longer, there is a great need to rekindle our knowledge of where our food comes from. However we must be careful to consider what is sustainable, ask how much we need, and be mindful of how this must coexist with nature’s ability to give, as well as the needs of other creatures with which we share her bounty.

With these considerations in place, the ocean is a source of plenty, but this week will also give us the opportunity to explore topics such as sustainable food chains, overfishing, and the balance of nature in a rapidly developing world. And like all Sail Britain’s trips, we’ll be enjoying some great sailing and exploring some beautiful wild places!

Note that this trip will very likely involve eating fish and shellfish, so consider your dietary requirements when signing up. Also that while we hope to find a great variety of wild goodies and know some excellent places, this also involves a certain degree of fortune! On this trip we’ll be including a range of interesting beverages to accompany our culinary delights!

The trip fee of £750 covers the cost of the boat, crew, all equipment and training you’ll need onboard, as well as food, fuel and gas for the week. Not included is your travel to and from the start/end points of the voyage and any expenses ashore, although these tend to be very limited out in the wilds!