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women in sailing, exxpedition, women in science, sailing expedition

Crew Update: Round Britain Day One

Update from Round Britain Crew Member Lynne Braham: “Yesterday we were just 14 women. None of us knew each other. One or two of us had met once or twice and some of us didn’t know anyone at all. We were just 14 diverse women, brought together by a single cause, but individual and unique […]

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Meet Round Britain crew member Melissa Mayhew

Environmental Scientist and Round Britain Leg 3 Crew Member Melissa Mayhew tells us about her long-standing connection to Plymouth (our Round Britain start and end point) and why she’s happy to be returning as part of the eXXpedition crew: “I didn’t need much of an excuse to fly off overseas to study environmental sciences at […]

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plastic art, plastic pollution, plastic free, art activism

Creating Art from Waste Plastic

Round Britain crew member, biochemist and environmental artist Deborah Maw gives us the low-down on creating art from waste plastic. Postcards featuring Deborah’s art are available for purchase as part of the eXXpedition Round Britain crowdfunding campaign.   Waste plastic can be found in many places; our recycling bins, non-recycling bins, littering our streets and […]

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hermitage moorings, round britain, sea dragon moorings, ocean plastic

Crowdfunder is live – Support our campaign!

Our eXXpedition Round Britain crew are fundraising for a UK wide outreach campaign on land to follow the voyage. Lots of great rewards from customised eXXpedition products to exclusive sailcloth rucksacks or luxury eco long weekend for 4 people on Arran. Please check it out and share widely.

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eXXpedition Awarded Grant by the Arran Trust

eXXpedition would like to extend a big thank you to the Arran Trust, who have awarded us a grant to support our activities and events in Lamlash Bay on 16th-18th August. Arran will be one of seven stops for Sea Dragon and her crew on the pioneering all-female Round Britain 2017 sail, which begins in […]

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hermitage moorings, round britain, sea dragon moorings, ocean plastic

eXX RB: A Personal Introduction to eXXpedition

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Sarah Tanburn shares her first Round Britain meeting insights: On a Saturday morning in late March, the surface of the Thames sparkled in bright sunshine as the tide rushed in from the sea. I walked the cobbled streets of Wapping towards the Hermitage Community Moorings excited to meet some of […]

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Marine Biology Marine Litter Professor Richard Thompson *** Local Caption *** Marine Science and Engineering, Marine Ecology, Ecological, environmental, pollution

eXX RB: The Importance of Continued Ocean Plastic Research

eXXpedition Round Britain will be launching in August from the Marine Station at the University of Plymouth – one of the global leaders in research into the causes and effects of marine litter. Richard Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit, explains the reason more knowledge and action […]

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Round Britain: First Impressions at Hermitage Moorings

Excitement is building for eXXpedition Round Britain and, in the run up to the sail, we will be sharing posts from our crew members, partners, sponsors and volunteers to give you a taste of what eXXpedition is all about and what you can expect from Round Britain on Sea Dragon. We want you to be […]

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