8 Ways To Foster Environmental Awareness

By: Environmental

When we step on a sailboat we often overlook that the bodies of water that we use to enjoy our sailing lifestyle are vital.  The health of our oceans and lakes can seem like an afterthought when we glide across the surface and rarely think about what lies beneath.  The truth is that all of us who embrace sailing as part of our identity have a responsibility to do our part to ensure that these vast bodies of water are healthy for generations to come. We all encounter plastic pollution regularly, and some personal involvement in conservation, awareness, and environmental …

The Science of the Ocean

By: Environmental

The ocean is a vast space, and sailors inhabit just the surface. Below us, around us, and even above us, we are all affected by what goes on in the oceans. The ocean is where we sailors yearn to be. After all, if you had a choice, would you rather be at your desk or on a boat? While many sailors never stray far from shore, it is essential to understand a bit more about that giant body of water that you love to sail on. The ocean we all know is a product of billions of years of evolution. …

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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.