About REBELS Crew

The Rebels Sailing programme is a national sailing initiative for disadvantaged young people aged 11-14 and is generously supported by INEOS, the company behind INEOS TEAM UK, the British challenger for the America’s Cup, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, and is organised by the 1851 Trust .

The 1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust is an education charity that uses the context of the America’s Cup (the Formula 1 of sailing) and the sport of sailing to bring STEM subjects to life.

The Rebels Sailing Programme

The aim of the project is to give sailing experiences to young people who would not otherwise have this kind of opportunity. The experiences give them the chance to develop important life skills such as confidence, resilience and teamwork.

Fully funded sailing experiences

The sailing opportunities at each centre are fully funded in 2019, and students can take part in a ‘taster’ session or work towards a nationally recognised qualification such as RYA Stage 1 or 2.

Our Flagship Sailing Centres

There are 20 Flagship Centres around the UK delivering the sailing programme.