OUR ISLES AND OCEANS
‘Youth Opportunity and Professional Development for Sustainable Livelihoods’
Our Isles and Oceans aims to bring people together through sport and sustainability.
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 create life changing moments and experiences for all involved. The Our Isles and Oceans campaign has launched in Scotland and while creating funded sailing programmes for young people, will push the message about the importance of ocean sustainability for the next generation.
ABOUT OUR ISLES AND OCEANS
Our Isles and Oceans aims to bring people together through sport and show that with unity, comes opportunity. Join us to celebrate Our Isles and Oceans.
Individuals who join the campaign are incorporated into the training programme where they will not only learn to race but will meet like-minded individuals, train with world class mentors and be in with a chance to become a team member on a Clipper 70 competing in the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht Race.
There are two yachts involved in the Our Isles and Oceans campaign. The Our Isles and Oceans Clipper 68 (68ft training yacht) which will deliver training programmes across the western seaboard of the UK and the Our Isles and Oceans Clipper 70 (70ft racing yacht) which will be taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
WHY JOIN US?
Our Isles and Oceans was created to provide unique opportunities for people across the British Isles.
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 be welcomed into the Our Isles and Oceans Community and 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 Round the World Yacht Race.
CLIPPER 2023-24 ROUND THE WORLD YACHT 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 Our Isles and Oceans Clipper 70 racing yacht will be competing in the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Race. Our Isles and Oceans will travel 40,000 nautical miles in a race broken into eight legs and visit at least ten notable ports around the world.
This challenge is taken on by everyday people with no experience necessary and those involved in the Our Isles and Oceans campaign will have the chance to apply to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Individuals will learn to sail on the training vessel, before choosing to put themselves forward to apply for one of eight spaces provided and funded by the Our Isles and Oceans campaign.
Watch this video to hear from ordinary people who have taken on this extraordinary adventure
OUR ISLES AND OCEANS
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US?
To apply to take part in the Our Isles and Oceans 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?