Velocitek Makes Second Annual Donation to Sailors for the Sea - Sailors for the Sea

Velocitek Makes Second Annual Donation to Sailors for the Sea

Press Release


Newport, Rhode Island – March 13, 2013 – Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community, extends a thank you to Velocitek for its continued financial support and this year’s 1% of sales donation.

Since 2006 Velocitek has been a member of the environmental organization 1% for the Planet, which is a coalition of more than 1,000 businesses that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3,000 approved environmental organizations worldwide.

“Velocitek has been a strong and consistent supporter of Sailors for the Sea ocean conservation programs,” said Sailors for the Sea CEO Dan Pingaro, “We are grateful for their proactive support of our environment.”

Velocitek’s one percent contribution to Sailors for the Sea is used to support the organization’s core programs, including its Clean Regattas program. This third-party certification program helps regattas, yacht clubs, and sailing programs voluntarily achieve higher environmental standards.

“Velocitek is a company made up of people who love the ocean. Being based in Hawaii, we are surrounded by the ocean and we spend a lot of time playing in and on the water. We also realize that clean oceans are essential to our livelihood, and the success of the recreational marine industry as a whole,” said Alec Stewart, president of Velocitek. “We believe that individually we have a small impact in preserving our oceans, but together, we can make a big difference. We support the ongoing commitment Sailors for the Sea has made to educating the sailing community on the threats to oceans and coastal waters and empowering sailors – from youth to experienced life-long recreational and professional sailors – on the actions they can take to protect marine health for generations to come.”

To learn more about how to promote healthy sailing in your local community, visit Sailors for the Sea at

About Velocitek 
Velocitek enables dinghy, multihull, and sportboat racers to improve their boat speed and tactics with real-time on-the-water performance feedback from the ProStart and SpeedPuck high-accuracy GPS instruments as well as post-race analysis using GPS Action Replay. For more information about the company and its products, visit

About Sailors for the Sea 
Founded in 2004, Sailors for the Sea is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and local waters. For more information or to participate in any of the Sailors for the Sea programs, or to support the organization, visit