Ocean Venture is an adventure sailing charity and a serving arm of the Apex Church working alongside the community on the Isle of Wight and further afield. Our aim is to be a catalyst for drawing men alongside one another for friendship and encouragement when life’s challenges are tough to get through alone.

Being out at sea and immersed in adventure gets you back to fundamentals far from the comforts of dry land. Only a few days on board brings out the best in human nature; living and working together, talking, laughing and putting the world to rights. We learn more than we’d expect.

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
- Arthur William Ward.