This month we have had the pleasure of reuniting with the team of Adventure Under Sail and their Tall Ship Pelican of London. Many readers will be aware of their mission to engage and inspire future generations of ocean advocates. We certainly believe that, for our oceans and Blue Economies to be sustained it is vital that we pass the baton on – sharing our own passion and experience so others can follow in our foot steps.

Since the end of July and through to the end of September the TS Pelican of London is providing an ocean science platform for the Darwin200’s UK Launch. Project leader, Stewart McPherson, was keen share  “In preparation of the Darwin200 global voyage, scheduled for 2021, we’ve embarked on a 59 day, UK-wide initiative that brings along ten new scientists to carry out a detailed science programme. We’re delivering a host of activities such as live lectures and citizen science project updates. These inspiring stories will engage the young crew as well as 1000s more young people across the UK to look at the health of the UK waters and better understand marine conservation.”

Ben Phan, a member of TS Pelican’s young Darwin200 crew, shared an enthusiastic review “My journey on board TS Pelican started just one week go but has already been an amazing experience. We saw seals and whales as we sailed north from Liverpool via Ireland’s Rathlin Island to Scotland. We’ve navigated through storm Francis and are now excited to sail around the Outer Hebrides and on to the magical St Kilda before heading east across the top of Scotland. It has been an eye opening experience so far and I look forward to many more adventures to come.”

You can track the journey of TS Pelican’s Darwin200 adventure here. We will be keeping up to date with ship and sharing news of their exploits over the coming weeks.