Citizen Scientists: Sailors at the forefront

by Andrew LaCenere We live in a world where data can easily become knowledge and knowledge, as has always been the case, is power. When it comes to Ocean Plastics and other ocean issues, this most definitely continues to prove true. The tricky part about gathering data from the ocean and the world’s other water bodies is that it is vast! The important part though, is that by gaining data we increase our ability to act and, thus, improve the situation. There are many, many research institutions across the globe actively researching the ocean, yet they still only scratch ...

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Teddy Seymour: Sailing Was the Easy Part

Former college track star and Vietnam vet Teddy Seymour spent seven years planning his round-the-world journey. Without corporate sponsors or media coverage, it was a solo effort from the start. And when he was done, Seymour became the first African-American solo west-to-east circumnavigator He worked a variety of jobs, including teaching, to fund his dream, and departed his U.S. Virgin Islands home port in St. Croix in February 1986 aboard his Ericson 35, Love Song, with limited cash in his pocket. For the next year and a half, he averaged 89 miles per day while sailing ...

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A lifetime of sailing nets Hall of Fame honor for St. Petersburg’s Ed Baird

A lifetime of sailing nets Hall of Fame honor for St. Petersburg's Ed Baird http://ift.tt/2df5YfF Ed Baird started sailing at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club when he was 9 years old. Now 58, Baird is still on the water and recognized as one of the most accomplished sailors in the world. Sailing via Sailing News http://ift.tt/1A3EQ6d September 20, 2016 at 02:51AM

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