Sailors for the Sea

5 Ways to Combat Plastic Pollution this Earth Month

Plastic in the ocean

Earth Month is a time to honor and celebrate our incredible blue planet. As sailors and boaters, we have a unique connection to nature and are able to experience the wonders of our seas. We also witness the devastating threats facing our oceans, including plastic pollution. This year’s Earth Month theme is Planet vs. Plastics. … Read more

Meet Sailors for the Sea Ambassador Lara Dallman-Weiss

Meet Lara Dallman-Weiss, Sailors for the Sea Ambassador and 2024 Paris Olympics qualifier in the Mixed 470 Class! Before campaigning full-time in the 470 class, Lara raced on the professional sailing circuit for five years. She competed in Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Women’s 470 event. In January, she and sailing partner Stu McNay cliched … Read more

Upcycling Old Sails

Bags made from recycled sails by Sea Bags

While propelling boats with the wind is certainly environmentally friendly, the sails themselves typically are not. Modern sailcloths include polyester (Dacron), nylon, carbon fiber and aramid fibers (such as Kevlar and Nomex). They are usually not recyclable, and at the end of their useful onboard life, often end up languishing in someone’s shed or basement, … Read more

Introducing the Seven Principles of Ocean Literacy with KELP

At Sailors for the Sea, part of our mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of sailors and ocean stewards. The ocean is critical to life on our planet, and understanding this at an early age can help kids form personal connections with the underwater world.  Around the world, however, research has shown … Read more

Your Sustainability Challenges, Solved

Kids do a beach clean up during the Marblehead Junior Race Week

We often hear from Clean Regatta organizers about the sustainability challenges they encounter while striving to implement best practices during their events. Solutions typically arise from experiences at other Clean Regattas, and we’re excited to share some of the innovative approaches these organizers have devised! Here are the top four sustainability challenges faced by Clean … Read more

Skippers Corner: Chris Wolfe 2023 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

Sailors for the Sea Skipper Chris Wolfe and Justin Wolfe

Sailors for the Sea Skipper Chris Wolfe had a busy 2023 sailing season. She and her husband and sailing partner, Justin, who hail from Orcas Island, Washington, sailed more than 2,000 miles doublehanded in some of the most challenging offshore races in Europe and North America – with some impressive results. Their achievements have not … Read more

Skippers Corner: Introducing Barb Trailer

Meet one of our newest Sailors for the Sea Skippers – Barb Trailer! Barb is a longtime sailor and is currently the director of the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. How did you get your start in sailing? I got started in sailing when I moved to the Caribbean to the small island of St … Read more

5 Reasons to Sail-abrate 2023

With support from sailors and boaters across the globe, Sailors for the Sea has been able to achieve huge wins for our oceans in 2023. Here are a few highlights: 1. 75,000 Green Boaters stepped up to advocate for our oceans and practice eco-smart habits on the water Being closely connected to our waters, sailors … Read more

International 29er Class Joins the Clean Class Initiative

Sailors for the Sea is thrilled to welcome the International 29er Class to our recently launched Clean Class Initiative. Since their European Championships in 2022, the 29er Class has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and communicating our mission with their members. As a Clean Class, the 29ers will work with us to run all their … Read more