Sail Collection Programs

When we announced our partnership with Sunsail we were also keen to establish another sail collection program in our drive to establish the UK and the Isle of Wight as a center of excellence for sail recycling.

As readers of the blog and the newsletter will know, we have already established a sail collection scheme at Cowes Yacht Haven whereby yacht owners can deposit unwanted sails in a designated area and we will come and take them away.

We have also been in discussion with the local Council to set up an area at the Isle of Wight dumps where sails can be deposited.   Keeping sails out of landfill is our primary goal and we are making progressive steps with the Council to achieve this.

Our aim is to provide collection points for sails throughout marinas and possibly lifeboat stations in the UK where unwanted sails can be taken.  To this end we are excitedly discussing and we will shortly be announcing our first mainland scheme in Port Solent.

Our sail recycling developments have therefore had to step up a gear and for a full report on developments please have a read of the blog and our recycling pages.

So, currently if you want to throw away your old sails our collection points are as follows (don’t forget, we will pay your postage if you are too far away):

Isle of Wight

Cowes Yacht Haven (under the Wightsails sign, under stairs to main reception),Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes PO31 7BD, Telephone: +44 (0)1983 299975,


We are pleased to announce a partnership with Wates Construction at their Maritime Centre of Excellence Boldrewood Campus site.  Details of the drop off point below. The site is at the University of Southampton, just off Burgess Road, SO17 1BJ