One of the FNOB’s core aims is to take competitive ocean sailing into educational and cultural contexts, to familiarise different audiences with the sport.  The FNOB is also committed to providing tools and consultation to educational institutions to enable them to incorporate the sea and sailing into the curriculum in a more sustained and ongoing way, aimed at bringing the world of ocean science and sea sports closer to students. One of the objectives is also to raise environmental awareness amongst young people and foster a commitment to protecting the oceans and marine life. To do this, the FNOB has created elements of technological and methodological innovation which are aligned with recent shifts in teaching and learning strategies, whereby the student is placed at the centre of the process and works within a network on projects linked to the local area.