How does Covid-19 impact Adventure Under Sail and it's stakeholders?

Adventure Under Sail’s first priority has always been the safety and welfare of everyone involved with the charity. Therefore, upon the safe and successful completion of Pelican’s Atlantic adventure with Ocean College in April, we have, like may others, placed our summer season on hold. This is in line with government guidance on avoiding unnecessary travel and social contact.

We have been in contact with our partners who were due to sail on the first few voyages of the season to confirm that their voyages cannot take place, and we have continued to review subsequent voyages based on the latest government guidance, and with the interests of the young people, staff and volunteers who sail with us foremost in our minds.

We are extremely proud of the way on which we deliver sail training and personal development on board, and this is a reflection of the professionalism shown by our crew, staff and volunteers. Safety is our number one priority, however, we also believe that honesty and fairness lie at the heart of all we do. We are currently in a very fast-moving situation but our decisions  will always be guided by what we believe to be in the best interests of all our stakeholders, and we will endeavor to keep people informed as things change.

Sail training changes lives and we firmly believe that young people – including those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable – benefit enormously from the experience we can offer.


We have worked tirelessly to prepare for being back at sea when it is safe to do so. With our partner Darwin 200 we have identified an opportunity to do so in August 2020, when we will get our sailing programme up and running again with a 6 week circumnavigation of the UK on a Darwin science based voyage that protects everyone from the Covid-19 Virus and complies with all of the guidelines, ensuring our commitment to quality and high standards. Further details will be made available through our website and social media pages. In the meantime we will of course continue to prepare for our next Atlantic adventure with Ocean College departing October 2020.

These have been difficult times for everyone, and there are still challenges ahead; we are extremely grateful to those who are able to offer support to see us through this time and beyond, thank you. Please stay safe but contact us if you have any questions.

Adrian Ragbourne


June 2020

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