We LOVE our coasts and seas,
but they are being CHOKED
by plastic waste
Sailing to #SaveOurSeas
Plastic waste is choking our coastlines and seas, but what can we do about it?
We’re on a voyage of discovery aboard the Amelie Rose, learning more about plastic pollution and exploring potential solutions to this crisis.
Join us, and let’s learn together how to #SaveOurSeas.
About the Project
In 2018, we sailed the Amelie Rose with a volunteer crew around the English Channel, stopping at harbours along the way.
Each time we dropped the anchor the crew took part in beach cleans, talked to activists, scientists and researchers from the area, and also found out what local businesses were doing about the sea-plastics crisis. We shared what they learned via our social media feeds and even had a poet sharing crowd-sourced haiku each day!
Our interactive map below shows the places we visited on our circular route around the channel starting and ending in our home port of Beaulieu.
Together we hoped to answer key questions about where plastic pollution is coming from, where it ends up, what damage it causes and how we can deal with it.
In 2019, we started sharing what we had learned and we were pleased to announce we held Clean Seas Odyssey Week at Portland Marina, Dorset from
19th to 25th August as part of their 10th birthday celebrations.
If you'd like us to share what we learned during our odyssey with your business, school or community group, please get in touch.
2018 Destinations & Dates Ashore
Bucklers Hard: 2nd - 3rd Jun
Poole Hbr Boat Show: 8th - 10th Jun
Plymouth (Sutton Hbr): 16th - 17th Jun
Falmouth Classics: 22nd - 24th Jun
Isles of Scilly: 29th Jun - 8th Jul
Mousehole Sea Salt & Sail: 13th - 15th Jul
Douarnenez Temps Fete: 25th - 29th July
Fete des Vieux Greements - Paimpol:
10th - 12th Aug
St Peter Port: 17th - 19th Aug
Brighton: 24th - 26th Aug
Solent TBA: 31st Aug - 2nd Sep
Sailing Legs and Dates
Bucklers Hard - Poole: 3rd - 10th Jun
Poole - Plymouth: 10th - 17th Jun
Plymouth - Falmouth: 17th - 24th Jun
Falmouth - Isles of Scilly: 24th Jun - 1st Jul
Isles of Scilly Week: 1st - 8th Jul
Isles of Scilly - Mousehole: 8th - 15th Jul
Mousehole - Douarnenez: 15th - 29th Jul
Douarnenez - Paimpol: 29th Jul - 12th Aug
Paimpol - St Peter Port: 12th - 19th Aug
St Peter Port - Brighton: 19th - 26th Aug
Brighton - Solent: 26th Aug - 2nd Sep
How You Can Join in
We met some amazing people and learned loads in 2018. We are now walking the talk in our day-to-day lives and still learning from those who are ensuring our seas are safe. It was such a whirlwind adventure, we did not have time to publish everything we found, so keep a watch here for our emerging videos, blogs and pictures.
We are sharing everything that we learn and do on social media and in our logbook.
You can see the latest postings below and bookmark this page to check back easily.