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We are Our Isles and Oceans and we are here to offer unique opportunities for young people across the British Isles.
Our Isles and Oceans is a platform for youth development and opportunity and we create life-changing moments and experiences for all involved. Our Isles and Oceans aims to build a better future for young people by creating professional development programmes, bringing awareness to the plight of the oceans and promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?
Have you got what it takes to learn to sail on an elite ocean racing yacht?
Do you want to be part of a campaign that inspires future generations?
Here’s everything you need to know and how to get involved.
WHAT IS OUR ISLES AND OCEANS?
The Our Isles and Oceans campaign celebrates the isles of Britain through sport and sustainability.
Delivering life changing experiences and opportunities for personal and professional development, the Our Isles and Oceans campaign is a platform that provides funded sailing programmes and creates youth development initiatives across the country.
In partnership with one of the biggest challenges in the world, the Clipper Race, Our Isles and Oceans is an exciting campaign built to create growth, develop exciting events and spread positivity and possibility.
Participants will not only experience the thrill of ocean sailing, but will also be part of a wider campaign about professional development and providing a sustainable future for the next generation.
The World’s Greatest Ocean Adventure
The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.
ABOUT OUR ISLES AND OCEANS
Our Isles and Oceans aims to bring people together through sport and show that with sustainability, comes opportunity.
Have you got what it takes to sail on an elite ocean racing yacht?
The Our Isles and Oceans campaign provides unique opportunities for people in the British Isles. We are a platform for professional development and youth opportunity, and we create life changing moments and experiences for all involved.
The cornerstone of the campaign is a partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. At present, we are recruiting individuals to take part in a professional development programme where applicants will learn to sail on board a Clipper 68, a 68ft ocean training yacht. During this programme, you will be trained by a Clipper Race Skipper and will experience what it feels like to sail on the open ocean along the West Coast of Scotland. This exciting experience will provide a unique opportunity to push you out of your comfort zone and put you in a team with other likeminded individuals.
Are you looking to take on a new adventure and to build your skills? Have you got what it takes to take on the ocean? Our Isles and Oceans is all about providing lifechanging experiences. When you join the Our Isles and Oceans campaign, you will be pushed to the limit and will leave prepared for the next steps you take in life.
To join us on the Our Isles and Oceans funded training programme, please fill out the online application form and attach an accompanying application document (further details can be found here.) Following the application, we will contact individuals for further progression and hope to welcome all onboard.
In addition to the Clipper 68 yacht used in the training programme, Our Isles and Oceans will have another yacht that will take part in the Clipper 2023-24 Race. The Our Isles and Oceans Clipper 70 will be competing in the Clipper 2023-24 Race and will travel a 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation in a race broken into eight legs and visiting at least ten notable ports around the world.
WHY JOIN US?
Do you want to join an adventure where you will meet new people and learn new skills?
Do you want to take part in a funded sailing programme where you will have lifechanging experiences?
Are you looking to join likeminded people in fighting for the future of the planet?
Our Isles and Oceans was created to provide unique opportunities for people across the British Isles and we want you to join us.
While taking part in our programme, you will inspire others to be adventurous, to take on challenges and you will be joining a campaign with intentions to make real impact in our communities.
When you join the Our Isles and Oceans campaign, you will be joining a movement. You will not only benefit from the funded training and professional programme, but you will become fully integrated in our development scheme which will include focused events, networking opportunities, dedicated mentors and tutors and the possibility to join a Leg in the Clipper 2023-24 Race.
THE CLIPPER RACE
‘The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.’ – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The Clipper Race is one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. More than a sailing race, it inspires individuals, connects people and places and provides opportunities to drive global trade.
The epic event sees teams compete in the most remote and inhospitable places on the planet including the Atlantic, Southern and North Pacific Oceans. Led by a professional Skipper and Mate, Race Crew can complete the full 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation or choose to test themselves on one or multiple legs. The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world, the Clipper Race allows participants to achieve something truly remarkable.
OUR ISLES AND OCEANS
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US?
To apply to take part in the Our Isles and Oceans sailing training programme please fill out the form on the page below and attach an accompanying application document. Following the application, we will contact individuals for further progression.
We want to hear about your experience and where you want to go in life. Why do you want to join this programme and what do you hope to achieve in the future?
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