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Clean Ocean Sailing

Clean Ocean Sailing is crowdfunding

60%
£6,067
raised of £10,000 target by 151 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 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 Sailing3 months ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    3 months ago

    Make sure to book in your diaries this Monday 18th January at 8pm on Channel 4, to watch our appearance in the Devon and Cornwall documentary series which features our Clean Ocean Sailing activities filmed by True North in 2019. We are very excited to re-live the great clean ups around the magic coast of the Lizard peninsula, and the fantastic public events where we met some of you. We loved meeting you face-to-face! WATCH TRAILER here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=5194526587231776

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing4 months ago
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    Clean Ocean Sailing

    4 months 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 Sailing4 months ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    4 months 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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Supporters

151

  • Bryan Fisher

    Bryan Fisher

    Apr 19, 2021

    So nice to see so many young people helping the environment - well done to you all.

    £10.00

  • Candy Masters

    Candy Masters

    Apr 15, 2021

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

    £8.00

  • Francis Silkstone

    Francis Silkstone

    Apr 2, 2021

    Thanks for your work for us all and the sea. Your boat is beautiful.

    £10.00

  • G Man

    G Man

    Apr 1, 2021

    Thank you for All your hard work keeping our coastline and ocean as beautiful as mother nature intended. Generations will appreciate your gesture

    £10.00

  • Jack Ukleja

    Jack Ukleja

    Mar 27, 2021

    Just saw you on channel 4. Great effort!

    £10.00

  • Pavel Picek

    Pavel Picek

    Mar 23, 2021

    Thank you!

    £50.00

  • Candy Masters

    Candy Masters

    Mar 15, 2021

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

    £8.00

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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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