It’s a Pandemic, Are We Still Trying to Clean the Ocean?

By: Environmental, The Oceans

I watched a video of jellyfish moving through the canals of Venice in Italy today and was reminded about how much it takes to seemingly “clean” our waterways.  A pandemic occurs and we can see sea life in one of the busiest tourist spots in the world.  I am lucky enough to be able to sail during these times and noticeably absent from an afternoon sail is the pollution on the surface of the ocean.  No balloons bobbing on the surface and no islands of trash drifting along in the swell.  Does it take a pandemic to help us do …

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This Earth Day, Treat the Planet Like It’s Your Boat

By: American Sailing Association, Environmental, Sailing Story, The Oceans

I first learned about the art of sailing when I was nineteen years old. I had signed up for a semester abroad with a program that teaches students marine biology and oceanography courses, as well as sailing and coastal navigation skills. After a year of scraping together money and filling out forms, I spent my sophomore winter on an 88’ schooner in the Caribbean with a plan to sail to twenty islands.