1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust aims to inspire and engage the next generation through sailing and the marine industry to become innovators of the future and stewards of the marine environment.

The Trust Provides young people with the education, skills and training opportunities and unique experiences focusing on the potential of science and technology.

The 1851 Trust was established alongside Land Rover BAR, the British America’s Cup sailing team led by 4 times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, to create a lasting legacy.    With unrivalled access to Land Rover BAR, the 1851 Trust combination-shore and on-the-water activities to demonstrate the meaningful application of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects) using a range of real-life examples and hands-on experiences. In addition, the Trust promotes awareness of sustainability, with a particular focus on ocean health, to help young people understand the environmental impact of their behaviour and how they can use science and technology to create new solutions. 

Core Activities of the 1851 Trust

TECH DECK and Education Centre: The 1851 Trust hosts school visits at Land Rover Bar’s base in Portsmouth, enabling students to visit the home of a professional sailing team, see cutting-edge technologies in practice and take part in educational workshops.  Find out more about the Tech Deck here.

BT STEM Crew:  The 1851 Trust has a unique online education platform providing curriculum-linked STEM subject resources for 11-16 year old sand used by teachers across the UK. The resources use real life examples from Land Rover BAR to inspire students and bring subjects alive in the classroom.   Find out more about BT STEM Crew here.

Sailing programmes: The 1851 Trust also runs programmes which combine science and technology activities with an opportunity to go sailing, allowing young people to build communication and team-working skills, whilst learning about the underlying principles behind the sport. The 1851 Trust delivers events with partners across the UK to support the national STEM agenda.  All Of the 1851 Trust’s programmes incorporate sustainability as a core principle. 


Supporting the 1851 Trust

If you would like to be involved with the 1851 Trust as a donor, supporter, partner or volunteer please contact us enquiries@1851trust.org.uk