Like drops in the ocean, sailors and boaters are individuals. But together we’re creating a powerful wave of change that is sweeping the globe.
Sailors for the Sea educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans.
Our Vision - A vibrant and bountiful ocean.
It’s clear that the ocean is in crisis. Environmental challenges like plastic waste, acidification, climate change and toxic chemicals are not only threatening marine life, but our health—and the health of our children and the planet for generations to come.
Sailors for the Sea was founded as a collective rallying cry for a community that loves and is passionate about protecting the ocean. Together we are one voice. One legacy. And the momentum behind a sea change.
Charting Our Path
The sailing and boating community in the United States is 12 million strong. Our goal is to rally this community–unite them around their passion for the sea–and power one of the most significant ocean conservation movements of our time. To launch this movement we need you to take action!
Through Clean Regattas, Kids Environmental Lesson Plans (KELP), Ocean Watch and the Clean Boating Guide—Sailors for the Sea sends a vibrant message of hope and empowerment. These pragmatic, useful tools and programs enable boaters to take individual and collective action.
At Sailors for the Sea, we believe the time for action is now. Our high-impact, results oriented programs are at the helm of hundreds of regattas, thousands of classrooms, and in the hearts and minds of millions. We translate the language of ocean conservation into tangible actions so that our global community can create a powerful sea change—one that is the most significant environmental action by the boating community. Ever.
Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program is the world’s only certification system for water based events. One part education, two parts activation, the Clean Regattas program unites and mobilizes sailors by offering support and resources to help heal the ocean. With over 650 Clean Regattas certified since the program’s inception and 264,000 sailors—we’re raising the bar for environmental sustainability and ocean health.
Our Clean Boat
April 12, 2004
Sailors for the Sea programs include:
- Clean Regattas - a certification program that enables regattas and sailing programs to voluntarily achieve higher environmental standards.
- Rainy Day Kits - environmental lesson plans focused on marine ecology that can be taught to young sailors.
- Ocean Watch Essays - a free ree online resource that provides monthly articles on ocean health issues.
Past projects include:
- Around the Americas - an expedition that circumnavigated the Americas, with 50 port stops to raise awareness of ocean conservation issues.
- A Sea Change - a documentary film about ocean acidification.
If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please contact Hilary Kotoun at email@example.com.