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Introducing 5 Gyres: Sailor Scientists Fighting Plastic Pollution

By: Environmental, Event, The Oceans

Sailors in every corner of the world are taking the ocean’s plastic problem into their own hands, or rather, into their own nets. Balloons, bags, bottles, ghost nets, and all kinds of plastic trash are being pulled out of the water by boaters everywhere, but what if we could do something more with all that trash? This is where 5 Gyres comes in. Named after the five swirling masses of plastic “soup” in the world’s oceans, 5 Gyres is a science-to-solutions organization collecting data on the millions of tons of plastic out in the big blue and using the results …

12 Reasons to Love Sailing on 12/12/12

By: American Sailing Association

On this momentous date, the Twelfth of December, Two-Thousand and Twelve, also known as 12/12/12, we want to count down 12 reasons why we love sailing! Please feel free to add your own in the comments. Without further ado, here we go, in no particular order. Twelve Things We Love About Sailing 1. The history and tradition. When you go sailing, you’re continuing a tradition more than 3,000 years old. Sailing and sailboats are some of the most important inventions in human history, and have been pivotal in migration, trade, warfare, and enjoyment. Today we mainly focus on the latter! …