Sailors for the Sea educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans. As a direct result of his work on the Pew Oceans Commission, SfS was founded by David Rockefeller, Jr. to galvanize the sailing and boating community around ocean health issues.
Clean Regattas is a third-party certification program that helps regattas, yacht clubs and sailing programs voluntarily achieve higher environmental standards.
Certified Sea Friendly will create a voluntary certification program to transform the marine manufacturing industry and make the construction, maintenance and operation of vessels more environmentally friendly.
The Ocean Watch Program is a free online resource that provides a constant stream of articles on current ocean issues, and links this knowledge to direct personal action by providing information on how individuals can make a difference in relation to the issue.
Team 11th Hour Racing is a collaboration between Sailors for the Sea and the 11th Hour Project. 11th Hour Racing will encourage sustainable practices on the water and at the regattas in which 11th Hour Racing participates.
Rainy Day Kits are environmental lesson plans focused on marine ecology that can be taught to young sailors in yacht clubs and sailing programs around the country. The kits provide a clear connection to and understanding of the marine ecosystems that thrive beneath their hulls.
Around the Americas is a circumnavigation by sailboat of the North and South American continents. Captain Mark Schrader and crew departed Seattle on May 31, 2009 sailing the 64-foot boat S/V Ocean Watch. They passed through the Northwest Passage, sailed down the east coast, around rounded Cape Horn. During the remainder of the trip Ocean Watch traveled up the west coast of North and South America, and returned to Seattle in July 2010.
The film A Sea Change tackles the probability of a world without fish as a result of ocean acidification, should humans continue to act and behave environmentally as we have for the past century.