A bird flying over a cove on Bear Island

Jon Amtrup and his crew sail to Bear Island in the Barents Sea on a mission to banish plastic from this Arctic wilderness. His article was runner-up in the 2021…

Clean Sailors will also be working with sailmakers to learn more about the material used in sailmaking, to see if it could be used outside of the sailing industry. Credit: Paul Wyeth

97% of sails end up in landfill. Now a new sail recycling scheme has been launched to repurpose old sails, bags and sheets

Sailors should be aiming for zero emissions and zero waste, according to the RYA. Credit: Paul Wyeth

The RYA published its Carbon Pathway to Zero document in July 2021, outlining its vision for zero-carbon boating by 2050. How can we alleviate our own emissions and waste?

Nicholas and Catherine Hodgson have been collecting rubbish for the last five years, and find a SUP is the best way to transport trash to their boat. Credit: Nicholas Hodgson

Nicholas Hodgson shares how a personal crusade against litter resulted in ‘Trash Tuesdays’, an environmental initiative with ever-growing appeal. The article was runner-up in the 2021 Brian Black Memorial Award…