Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana is building a network of engaged conservation leaders in local communities through our Skipper volunteer program. The Skipper Program provides local representation of Sailors for the Sea to help mobilize the sailing and boating community to act on waterway and ocean health issues and protect marine environments worldwide. Skippers are provided with the latest information and resources on sustainable boating practices and opportunities to engage the communities they represent on critical policy issues that are needed to combat plastic pollution, oil spills, depletion of marine life, and marine habitat destruction. If you are hosting a Clean Regatta or other ocean conservation event in your area and would like to get in touch with a local Skipper, please reach out to Program Manager, Emily Conklin.

If you are a leader in your sailing community passionate about our conservation work, we invite you to submit an application:
Apply to become a Skipper

British Virgin Islands
Celestial Yachting
Darien, Georgia
Georgia Association of Marine Education | Seven Seas Cruising Association
New York City, New York
New York Yacht Club | Brown University Sailing Alum
Whistler, BC, Canada
Lake of the Woods International Sailing Association (LOWISA)
Monterey, California
Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Corinthian Yacht Club | Sustainable Marblehead
Rochester, New York
North Sails One Design | Sailing World Magazine Editor
Stonington, Connecticut
New England Science and Sailing | University of Vermont Sailing Alum
Newport, Rhode Island
Sail Newport | Twenty Hundred Club
Sydney, Australia
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron | Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ontario Sailing
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi Yacht Club
Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Danish Yacht Club
Photo of Adam on a sunny day by the water. He is wearing a life jacket and sunglasses, and is smiling at the camera.
Boston, Massachusetts
Piers Park Sailing Center
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Coronado, California
Coronado Yacht Club
Port Townsend, WA
The Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest Maritime Center
Portland, Maine
Portland Yacht Club | Pleon Yacht Club
Orcas Island, Washington
Orcas Island Yacht Club | J/111 Class