No, not that kind of silver. The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Freshman Championship – The Priddy Trophy – hosted by Sail Black Rock (SBR) at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT on April 22, 2017 has earned silver certification as a Clean Regatta from Sailors for the Sea.
Jenna Hannafin (right) University of New Hampshire Class of 2020, raffle winner of ORACLE TEAM USA cap autographed by skipper Jimmy Spithill with her crew Kailee Bodoh, UNH ’20 ©Dave WhiteRead more
Did you know that Americans use 500 million plastic drinking straws every day? Think about that…500 million a day. That many straws end-to-end could circle the Earth 2.5 times. To reverse this trend, our friends at Sailors for the Sea in Newport, RI have launched a campaign called Skip a Straw – Save a Sea Turtle.Read more
By Jennifer R. Nolan
What is more precious than gold?
The correct answer just might be seawater. Our oceans are rich in biodiversity, provide 50% percent of the oxygen we breathe and sustain billions of people with fish as their primary source of protein – it’s virtually priceless. The noble Dr. Sylvia Earle points out, “The ocean is our life support system.” And while it may be hard for anyone to comprehend that this exceptionally vast body of water, and its marine ecosystem, are in jeopardy, it is.
When you get to spend time at sea, and watch the sun set over an endless horizon, you can get a glimpse of liquid gold. © Jim Abernethy/jimabernethyimagery.comRead more
How global warming changes our favorite places
By Hilary Kotoun, Social Impact Director, Sailors for the Sea
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself. – Rachel Carson
The boating community exists in the boundary where land meets water, and today that boundary’s location is changing due to the impacts of global warming. Whether you hope to cruise San Francisco Bay where the backup of seawater into the sewage systems is a reoccurring problem, or race in Miami, FL where the ocean blankets the streets at high tide, global warming is currently impacting boaters all around the United States.Read more
Sailors for the Sea, a Newport, RI-based conservation organization, will partner with the Cruising Club of America (CCA), an international organization of over 1,300 sailors, to further both organizations’ commitment to protect the ocean.
The Newport Bermuda Race, co-sponsored by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, is a Sailors for the Sea Gold Level Clean Regatta. © Stephen CloutierRead more
Sailors for the Sea, a Newport, RI-based conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, has appointed Shelley M. Brown, Ph.D. as its new Education Director.
Dr. Shelley Brown doing research onboard F/V Mister G. The monitoring project in Rhode Island Sound collected and documented bottom dwelling marine species including the large skate pictured. © sailorsforthesea.orgRead more
By Bess Ruff and Michael Gravitz, Marine Conservation Institute
Saildrone combines some of the oldest principles on the planet, those of a sailing boat, with some of the most advanced hardware and software available today. At the forefront of sailing technology, Saildrone is a “state-of-the-art carbon fiber composites and ultra-efficient aero- and hydrodynamics autonomous sailboat.”