Our Partners

We partner with other non-profits and key industry organizations to spread our mission across the globe.

Local Crew

Helly Hansen Newport, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, has become a worldwide distributor of the finest boating, winter sports, and rainwear gear available. They have outfitted crews from the America's Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Newport to Bermuda Race. 


11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, seeks through sponsorship of winning sailing teams, regattas, and advanced sailing and production practices, to establish a dynamic new platform for sailing education emphasizing the responsible use of energy and resources in the context of sailing. 11th Hour Racing aims to improve the energy profile and performance of racing boats and increase the personal investment of sailors in the health of our waters.

The American Sailing Association is the leading authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools in the United States. They have been certifying sailing instructors and students to international standard for thirty years. Sailors for the Sea works with the American Sailing Association to increase the reach of our programs and awareness of ocean conservation. 

BlooSee is a cloud-based platform to organize the information for the ocean and bring all of the relevant communities in that space together. Their mission is to harness the best ocean information and make it accessible and useful. They have also worked with us to create a map of Clean Regattas. 

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Canada has the longest coastline and the most lakes in the world, and more than 2 million rivers! All of this water flows across the land and drains into the ocean. Click here to download CWF’s Best Practices on the water guide for easy to follow information on how to conserve our waterways.


CARIB Tails is enlisting yachters and cruisers to help track the movements of humpback whales between their North Atlantic feeding grounds and their breeding grounds in the Wider Caribbean Region.

Greening the Caribbean is implementing environmentally sound waste management solutions in the Caribbean, starting on the island of St. Lucia. They develop workplace recycling programs for private businesses, conduct waste diversion training, create green waste streams, and process recyclable materials. Their founder, Wayne Neale spoke at the Caribbean Sailing Association Conference in conjunction with Sailors for the Sea's Caribbean Initiative, sharing the importance of proper waste management in the Caribbean as a means of protecting our ocean and public health.

The Healthy Oceans Coalition is a league of progressive environmental organizations working together to ensure a strong and enduring National Ocean Policy for the intelligent and responsible stewardship of our life giving Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes.

Massachusetts Ocean Partnership is a broadly representative public-private partnership created to support and advance ecosystem-based integrated multi-use management of the Commonwealth's coastal ocean resources. Sailors for the Sea is an official partner and supporter of the mission and goals.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans, helping support diverse marine ecosystems for the future. Using science-based, peer reviewed methods, Seafood Watch® assesses how fisheries and farmed seafood impact the environment and provides recommendations indicating which items are ‘Best Choices,’ ‘Good Alternatives,’ and which ones to ‘Avoid.’

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport also features a working preservation shipyard, a re-created 19th-century coastal village, exhibits and a planetarium. Mystic Seaport has graciously provided Sailors for the Sea with development support.

Ocean Steward calls upon all people to protect and care for our greatest resource, the oceans. If one person influences ten people and each of them influences ten more, the impact can be exponential.  The purpose of this website is to synergize the efforts of organizations and individuals to educate, connect, and inspire like-minded citizens of the world to action.

One World One Ocean is harnessing the power of film, television and new media,with MacGillivray Freeman Films and other campaign partners, to generate greater global awareness of the ocean's importance to society and inspire people worldwide to restore and protect the world's oceans.

Pacific Science Center is a not-for-profit science foundation serving one million people a year in every county of Washington state, inspiring a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs. Sailors for the Sea partnered with Pacific Science Center and Captain Mark Schrader on the Around the Americas project. 

Sail Newport is home to New England's largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island's premier public sailing site. Founded in 1983, Sail Newport's mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.

Summer Sailstice is the global holiday celebrating sailing held annually on the summer solstice, the longest sailing days of the year. Each year paticipants pledge to support Sailors for the Sea's ocean conservation mission.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is committed to creating and maintaining healthy, sustainable oceans through litigation, policy analysis and the support of over 1 million members and online activists. The NRDC has graciously provided Sailors for the Sea with insights and comments regarding ocean policy decisions.

US Sailing's mission is to encourage participation and promote excellence in sailing and racing in the United States.  US Sailing organizes up to 18 National Championship events annually, which are hosted by volunteer yacht clubs and sailing centers throughout the country. Since 2011, US Sailing, Sailors for the Sea and the host clubs are working to make each regatta certified as a Clean Regatta.

Sailors for the Sea has joined an alliance of nonprofits, governments and private sector interests under the umbrella of the World Bank Global Partnership for Oceans. Together, Sailors for the Sea will join in a collaborative effort to address the threats to a clean and healthy ocean. As a group, we will be addressing protection and restoration issues, managing risks to ocean health, sharing knowledge and striving for solutions.

Yacht Scoring is a web based yacht racing management and scoring system that simplifies the task of competitor registration, event management, competitor and media communications while providing results in near-real time to competitors and spectators near and far. Additionally by using web based management, regatta organizers can greatly reduce their carbon footprint by eliminating paper!


11th Hour Project 

Amy P. Goldman Foundation


Bonnell Cove Foundation 

Butler's Hole Fund

Bydale Foundation

Cedar Tree Foundation

Dyson Foundation

Education Foundation of America 

Florence V. Burden Foundation 

Google Grants

Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Jewish Communal Fund 

Oak Foundation

Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Trust

The Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Ettinger Foundation

The Fledgling Fund

The John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation

The Keith Campbell Foundation for Environment, Inc. 

The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund

The Prentice Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation

The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

Turner Foundation


Vital Projects Fund