Built to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, “Collective Spirit” is made up some 1,200 pieces of donated wood. Each with a piece of history or significance attached to them, including a piece from the Mary Rose, a sliver of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and a Victorian policeman’s truncheon.

The boat project is a living archive of people’s stories and was built in Emsworth on the South Coast of England. This 30 foot yacht was brainchild of artists Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan also known as, Lone Twin. Her build was overseen by Olympic silver medalist Mark Covell and she was launched on the 7th May 2012 in time for the Olympic celebrations.

The next phase of “Collective Spirits” journey is about to be embarked upon so that we can keep this piece of yachting history on the water where she belongs. This will be a fantastic opportunity to sail on what is not only a remarkable and historic sailing yacht, but also on a yacht which is simply incredibly fun and exciting to sail.

How to get involved and add your support 

We now need your support to generate sufficient funds to cover her running costs and general up keep in the years to come.

You can support the next stage of her journey by becoming a “Friend of Collective Spirit”. Pick the package option that suits you best and get involved both on and off the water as much or as little as you like. In return for your financial support you will get the opportunity to come sailing and experience “Collective Spirit” on the water. The greater your support the greater the opportunities to get afloat.

If sailing is not your thing but you still wish to get involved then we plan to organise a number of social events throughout the year and invite anyone that wishes to help out with her general up keep and maintenance to get involved on a more hands on level. All funds raised will go back directly into the project on a “not for profit basis” so that she remains available for everyone involved to enjoy her for many years to come.

Any excess funds will be used for worthwhile causes and to get other people afloat that would otherwise not get the opportunity. By bringing together those that were part of the project at the beginning as well as new people that may not have heard about the “Collective Spirit” story before this is a great opportunity to really do some great things with this project that was started over 10 years ago.

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