About Us

Inspiring generations of sailors in clean sailing. 

For our oceans, for our seas. 


We are Clean Sailors, a crew of international sailors who love the sea.

We've come together to set a new standard of sailing within our global sailing community: clean sailing.

We are a not-for-profit, raising awareness of ocean conservation opportunities within our sport, our passion, our pastime.

Our aim is to create an ocean ambassador of each and every sailor around the world.



Why we do it

As sailors, the sea is our pleasure, our passion and our pastime, and we recognise the great responsibility we have in helping to safeguard her clean and healthy future.

We recognise our responsibility to look after the seas we sail.

We are proud and respectful of the ecosystems and life that the sea gives and supports.

We help to ensure that she is protected and that she may recover, flourish and continue to support the plethora of life and ecosystems that have thrived for generations before us.

Let's protect the sea, for there is no other greater source of life nor governor to the balance of our global environment.


What we do

We share stories, science, research, knowledge, ideas and sustainable sailing tips with and from our community, and beyond. 

We sell ethically-sourced and sustainable Clean Sailors products to raise awareness of our project, sailing and ocean conservation. 

We campaign through lobbying, explaining, sharing and canvassing those that can help change happen.

 Where we began

Clean Sailors was founded in 2020 by sailor and ocean activist, Holly Manvell. 

Over the years, getting more adventurous in her sailing and heading further away from shore, Holly was seeing some of the most incredible sunrises, sunsets and wild life. And plastic bottles. Hundreds of miles offshore, days from land - so much plastic.

Holly recognised that sailors already love the sea - it's their pleasure, pastime and for many, profession. Given sailors use our waters so much, she believed that we should more naturally stand for protecting it and safeguarding its health.

We just need to understand what the real picture looks like, our real impact and how quick and easy it is for us all to be a bit cleaner. And so, Clean Sailors was born - a way in which to share a love for the sea, a passion for sailing and the science behind how it works and what it gives us, a way in which for us as a global sailing community to be the ocean ambassadors it’s natural for us to be. We aren’t much without the sea.



For our ocean, for our seas.

We are Clean Sailors.