Collective Spirit

"Collective Spirit" was built in Thornham Marina and this exhibition described how it was constructed using donated wood, the boat's launch in 2012 and also included details of the ports visited on the maiden voyage. and the people who went to see it.

In addition a number of gifts presented to "Collective Spirit" were on display. Many people from Emsworth and the surrounding area were volunteers helping with the build or donated wood and told of the memories that were associated with it. Since the maiden voyage "Collective Spirit" has developed a role as a public resource, she has been seen at festivals in UK and abroad and has provided sailing opportunities for young people and adults who would otherwise never experience the thrill of sailing.


The Boat Project was part of Artists Taking the Lead - a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012
Cultural Olympiad. Funded by Arts Council England, it was the winning commission for the south east region.  boatproject1


presented to "Collective Spirit" were on display. Many people from Emsworth and the surrounding area were volunteers helping with the build or donated wood and told of the memories that were associated with it. Since the maiden voyage "CollectiveSpirit" has developed a role as a public resource, she has been seen at festivals in UK and abroad and has provided sailing opportunities for young people and adults who would otherwise never experience the thrill of sailing.

Collective spirit group