The AWSC vision is to create a space for travelers to experience community living on sea, learn sailing skills and develop artistic talents as a group. The objective is to create a worldwide fleet of community boats, making ocean travel accessible to the modern nomads.

The 4 Foundations

 

 

Traveling aboard Starseeker or one of our community boats means:

 

AWSC started  in January 2014 as an independant nd experimental project. Until now the fleets and/or vessels are still managing themselves independantly, agreeing on certain guidelines. Our objective  to experiment for ourselves a different and alternative way to travel and to live in a community with a nomad lifestyle.

 

Our vision is that this structure, mixing travel and community living, inspires more and more people to gather; sailors, travelers, visionaries, artists, idealists, etc, and to spread the idea of communally owned and sustained sailing vessels around the globe.

 

There is a forum that allows people to communicate on various topics concerning alternative sailing:

 

WHAT MEANS TRAVELING ON A COMMUNITY BOAT..

 

-Spreading the knowledge of the ocean. Learn how to become a experienced sailor, living with a shared responsibility of the vessel and its crew's safety.

 

-Experimenting the travel on sea, learn  how to read the sky through the stars and the clouds, understanding the wind and swell, interact with the elements.

 

-Sharing your knowledge so that everyday on the boat is a learning day, where everyone offers and assists to different workshops such as language class, music basics, macrame, sailing yoga, motor maintenance, etc.

 

-Sharing a space where true communication, trust and mutual help is necessary as it is a limited space and reproduces the needs of a 'micro-society'.

 

-Living with values of respect and harmony for the environnement, by transporting ourselves with the natural elements, self-sustaining as much as possible on the energetic plan, water and food resources and by recycling material and food on land.

Teach

travelers the art of sailing and make ecological transport and navigation based on collective living more accessible.

Recycle

unwanted and unused boats to give them a second life; recycle material, goods and food and live as much as possible in a sustainable way.

 

Share

and spread artistic expressions and various knowledge in the visited islands and self-sustain ourselves as much as possible with our art.

Interconnect

the onland alternative and eco-responsible communities by creating a network of commune-boats.

Traveling on a community sailboat allows us to be nomad in a way that limits our ecological footprint, offers a space to live together as a family and where there is place to exploit our artistic potential together.  Then as a group we are able to offer shows wherever we travel, wich is a great way to interact with the locals and gives us the opportunity to share this alternative culture around the world and self-sustain ourselves financially.

 

 

AWSC is an independant project created by and for alternative travelers since January 2014

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