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It is with a fond farewell that we wave goodbye to Grace as she sails off into the sunset. Having been Sea Sanctuary’s main vessel for the last 3 years and the main platform for delivery of our sailing programmes, she has been sold to Ocean Conservation, a fantastic organisation currently based in the Canary Islands that is working to raise awareness about the damage that human beings are causing to our oceans on a daily basis. Grace will be host to groups who want to learn about the harm being done and how we can work to reduce this as well as providing a platform for research and monitoring. We are very pleased that she is going to such a good home and wish them many happy years of sailing together.

We are currently seeking a replacement vessel from which we can run our Sail Into Life programme and we will provide an update soon on that.

With regard to the new sailing season, we are hoping to resume the Sail Into Life programme in May 2017 (subject to the above). In the meantime, please contact the office to register your interest should you wish to sail with us. For those who have already sent in a referral form, please bear with us. We will make contact once we have a replacement vessel and will ensure those who wish to join the programme have a placement on the new boat. Please be aware that the level of contributions we will be asking for per sail is under revision and that, to reflect the end of the Big Lottery funding, contributions requested may increase. We will keep people informed once this has been fixed.

Best wishes to you all,
The Sea Sanctuary Team

Our Charity

Sea Sanctuary is an innovative marine based service and is the first of its kind in European waters.

We provide an evidence-based intervention combined with the exhilarating activity of Sail Training. Sea Sanctuary operates within the stunning waters of the Cornish coast.

Our service provides an experiential learning experience and we routinely achieve outstanding results. Sea Sanctuary is available to anyone within the UK (subject to an assessment).

Sea Sanctuary seeks to address the very real issue of mental health well-being for those who most need it.

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Runner-up of a 2017 GSK IMPACT Award