Sails Ocean Sails (SOS)

Sails Ocean Sails (SOS) is a self-funded program that was started in 2005, and since then has helped island fishermen in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Timor Sea and in Africa.

The charity has a number of objectives:
1. To reduce the number of fishermen lost at sea each year
2. To provide coastal communities around the world with sails
3. To demonstrate to fishermen how to hoist sails in small boats
4. To demonstrate to fishermen basic sailing techniques and methods
6. To discuss compass and map reading, charts and basic navigation

SOS has visited Samoa, Timor Leste, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kenya, Zanzibar and Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and Kiribati.

How you can help:

Without used sail donations, this program cannot succeed. Peter will be visiting Tonga from Australia in March 2020 and is asking for used sails (such as jibs or small mains), equipment (such as maritime charts, life vests etc.) and navigation instruments to give to his students and the fishermen.

Contact Peter at: E-mail – [email protected]

Peter lives in Canberra, Australia, and used sails and equipment should be sent there.

Related Links:

SOS Official Website

Recycling Sails Saves Lives

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