World Ocean Day: Ocean Facts You Need to Know

By: Environmental

We all know that most of our planet is covered by an ocean. Often referred to as the world ocean this massive body of water covers upwards of 70% of the surface of the earth.   While most of us have that fact in our arsenal of tidbits to talk about at dinner parties the ocean is a much more fascinating place. On World Ocean Day, June 8th, we share a few more interesting and significant facts about the ocean that we as sailors love to enjoy and are responsible for. After all, if the ocean does not have allies …

Ask Lauren: How Do I Know Which Sunscreen is Ocean-Friendly?

By: Ask Lauren, Environmental, The Oceans

Sunscreen is a sailing essential any time of year, but the upcoming summer rays mean it’s time to break out the good stuff. There’s nothing like relaxing on deck with some good music and lathering up with tropical scented potions to get that sun-kissed glow. But what happens once we shower off or go for a dip? Our goos and sprays quietly enter our waterways and air, about 14,000 tons per year according to the National Park Service. Many of these products can do serious harm to marine animals, as well as to our own health. Coral Reefs Are In …

Today is World Oceans Day

By: American Sailing Association, Sailboats

There’s nothing the sailor likes more than a good ocean. We’re also fond of seas, straits, lakes, rivers, ponds, and puddles, but the lure of the wide ocean is particularly strong. Luckily for us, there are 5 of them here on Earth. And when you learn to sail, somewhere in the back of your mind is usually a dream of making an ocean crossing, or even sailing around the world. President Obama has declared this month World Oceans Month, and today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day. What does this mean for you? It’s a good chance to reflect on …