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A Statement from Oceana on Racial Justice

To witness the killing of one single human being because of skin color is an outrage. To witness the killing of African-American men and women on a recurring basis over decades due to police brutality and racist vigilantes is a systematic failure that is unacceptable in America or any country. To learn of the most recent … Read more

Committed to the Cause

Debbra Heisler is a committed Clean Regatta organizer from Phoenix, Arizona. She is the Rear Commodore for the Arizona Yacht Club and heads up the Green Team for their Buccaneer North American Championships as well as their AYC Leukemia Cup/Birthday Regatta. Our Program Manager, Paige, had the chance to get Debbra’s insight on what it … Read more

First Clean Regatta Hosted on Martinique

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By Renata Goodridge Hailing from 11 countries around the world, 165 sailors gathered on the beautiful island of Martinique in the Caribbean to compete in Schoelcher International Sailing Week. Every year near the end of February, the small community of Schoelcher turns into the place to be for dinghy and boardsailing racing. This year, the regatta not only celebrated its 30th year, making it one of the Caribbean’s longest-running dinghy regattas, but it was also the first event ever on Martinique to … Read more

The Power of a Green Team

Diane Scully, a member of the Green Team of the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy, is a dedicated Clean Regatta organizer and helps to implement sustainable practices throughout the sailing season. She grew up enjoying the waters of this coastal community in Connecticut and has seen firsthand the changes in ocean health over time. After working … Read more

5 Ways to Discover the Ocean from Home


By Shelley Brown Around the world, people are staying home in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you are becoming a little stir crazy staying indoors, the ocean can provide a sense of calm and wonder. Below are five ways that you can explore, enjoy and support the ocean from the comfort … Read more

San Diego Sheds (Sun)light on Sustainability

By Amber Stronk & Paige Myatt Every two years Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana looks forward to the US Sailing Leadership Forum. This event brings together educators and leaders in the fields of sailing and sustainability – and this year was certainly no different. Our Program Manager, Paige and Communications Manager, Amber had … Read more

Introducing: Clean Regattas 2020


Sustainability is a hot topic. The Earth is warming due to human activities, causing the seas to rise and acidify, threatening the health of our beloved oceans. The problem is well-publicized and often portrayed in the media as an insurmountable challenge. However, we disagree. By working together within our local communities, we can create significant change towards … Read more

Six Platinum Clean Regattas in 2019

Six Platinum Clean Regattas in 2019 When it came to high profile Clean Regattas, 2019 was a busy year. We saw a record six Platinum Clean Regattas come through the pipeline which speaks volumes to us about how sailing programs are starting to take sustainability more seriously than ever before. For reference, our first Platinum level … Read more

Green Boaters Unite!

Green Boating Guide Launch Update First off, we would like to thank all of our supporters who have signed up to become a Green Boater since the launch of our Green Boating Initiative on World Oceans Day this past June. We are happy to report that we have received overwhelmingly positive responses from ocean enthusiasts … Read more