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Clean Ocean Sailing

Clean Ocean Sailing is crowdfunding

106%
£5,348
raised of £5,000 target by 121 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to fight ocean plastic. We are cleaning under sail - the Cornish coast and Isles of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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We are Clean Ocean Sailing.

A local Cornish voluntary organisation that dedicates itself to cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

Based in the idyllic Helford River in Cornwall, where our founders Monika and Steve reside with baby Simon and Rosie the dog, Clean Ocean Sailing hold regular beach cleans down the river to the coves inaccessible by land, which are overflowing with plastic waste.

We are tackling the sea litter that is devastating the renowned beauty of the Cornish coastline in Annette, our glorious 113-year-old schooner who is seaworthy again after 4 year restoration.

Isles of Scilly clean up expeditions

In 2021 we are again venturing to the Isles of Scilly, and we need your help!

Our mission is to collect and record marine rubbish from the beaches, coves and coastline whilst raising awareness about ocean plastics. We aim is to keep the Isles of Scilly a beautiful paradise.

Our first expedition was SUCCESSFUL! In February 2019, together with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, we cleaned up five islands. We collected 39 dumpy bags of rubbish, weighing 3528 kg, which added up to an incredible 16,713 individual pieces of plastic picked up.

In 2020 we doubled the numbers. We removed over 7 tones of marine plastic rubbish from the sea during our two big clean up missions 10 Beaches 10 Days Challenge and Sailing and Paddling to Exeter Recycling Centre.

This year we will continue our work to remove plastic pollution from hard to reach parts of our shores. Join us on a mission to protect wildlife, support biodiversity and use less plastic.

Plastic pollution problem

Our UK coasts and seas are amongst the most diverse and beautiful on the planet, playing host to a wealth of wildlife including seals, dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. Over half of the UK’s wildlife resides within our seas and many animals such as seabirds rely on them for their survival.

Plastic waste washes up and covers the beaches, threatening wildlife and polluting the area. A staggering 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, that’s equivalent to one garbage truck of plastic dumping into the ocean every minute. A staggering 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year from plastic pollution – this needs to stop.

The ocean is in need of our help and we are only able to tackle marine plastics with your support!

Make a positive change

By donating anything you can, you will be directly contributing to keeping this beautiful part of our country free from the plastic pollution that is devastating our oceans and wildlife.

You will also be allowing us to continue with our beach cleans, working with local people and businesses on finding solutions to the problem and keeping the issue of marine litter in the public eye.

For every £2 we will be able to pick up one bag full of plastic rubbish

For every £10 we will pick up 10 kg of waste

For every £30 we will drag out deadly net from the beach

For every £60 we will collect one dumpy bag full of rubbish washed by the sea

For every £100 we will transport tonne of marine litter under sail to recycling centre.

Please donate, share and spread the word to help us on our plastic free mission!

Thank you!

Love to the Planet! Love to the Ocean!

Follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn @cleanoceansailing, #cleanoceansailing

More about us at www.cleanoceansailing.com and Patreon

If you have any questions please contact us at cleanoceansailing@gmail.com

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing15 days ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    15 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ocean activists!!! What an epic way to start 2021 - We reached 100% on our Crowdfunding. Thank you very much to everyone who donated and joined us on our bonkers missions to remove plastic waste from hard to reach parts of our shores. Love to the Ocean!

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing24 days ago
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    Clean Ocean Sailing

    24 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We are nearly there! Reached over 90% of our crowd funding campaign!!! Thank you so much everyone who supported us already. Please help us with the last 9% by sharing our message with your loved ones. If you would like to support our essential work recovering marine plastic from the hard to reach parts of our shores please donate to our Crowdfunding here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cleanoceansailing2020

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing2 months ago
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    Clean Ocean Sailing

    2 months ago

    Waves of change on Sea Festival! One of our field volunteers, Chloe, produced a short film about her experience sailing with COS on our latest expedition to Exmouth. "I joined an expedition with Clean Ocean Sailing to travel 1 tonne of recyclable marine plastic from Cornwall to Exmouth with 0 carbon footprint! The film will be available to watch via the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine YouTube channel until the 4th of December. More views, the more likely the film is to win Sea Festival! PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE to support us.

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Supporters

121

  • Candy Masters

    Candy Masters

    Jan 15, 2021

    Thanks for helping keep the shoreline clear of litter and waste. Hurrah for you and your crew!

    £8.00

  • Steve B

    Steve B

    Jan 4, 2021

    What enthusiasm and such a great aspiration making real change to our fragile environment.

    £40.00

  • David T

    David T

    Jan 3, 2021

    Keep up the good work.

    £250.00

  • Simon and Lay

    Simon and Lay

    Jan 1, 2021

    Keep up the great work in 2021

    £50.00

  • Kerstin

    Kerstin

    Jan 1, 2021

    A huge thank you for helping our marine life. Great teamwork on the Roseland clean up. Well done and keep up the fantastic work.

    £100.00

  • Newtons

    Newtons

    Dec 31, 2020

    Well done!

    £23.00

  • DAVID HICKS

    DAVID HICKS

    Dec 30, 2020

    Well done and hope to join you next year...

    £5.00

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Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

We are Clean Ocean Sailing. A local Cornish voluntary organisation that dedicates itself to cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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