Choking on plastic, findings reveal – June 28, 2018
Determining the prevalence of plastic along the course was an aspect of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, with the findings providing a baseline for the amount of the debris, and in what regions it is most prevalent. As anticipated, the oceans are choking in plastic.
Drone footage shows feeding whales a distance from the boat on Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong.
California requires boater safety examinations – January, 2018
As of January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect, and will be phased in by age. If you operate any type of motorized vessel on California waterways (including powered sailboats/paddlecraft), you will be required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card.
Volvo Ocean Race team attends seminar on climate change, ocean health, and environmental responsibility– September 22, 2017
Crew members of Vestas 11th Hour Racing gathered in Cambridge for a special event: with just 30 days until the start of the race, not only is the team training to win the Volvo Ocean Race, they are also training to be the most environmentally sustainable team to have ever competed in this legendary and grueling race around the world.
It was a close call for a humpback whale in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday. Video taken from the Golden Gate Bridge by Lauri Duke shows the whale rolling out of the way as the boat approached.
British sailors rescued after collision with a whale– May 23, 2017
Three Brits have been rescued in the Atlantic after their yacht smashed into a whale and started leaking water. The unnamed Brits, aged 41 to 61, immediately called the coast guard to say the hull was punctured and they were about to abandon ship.
A new “sister sanctuary” agreement signed this spring between NOAA and the government of The Netherlands adds to a network of marine protected areas stretching from New England to the Caribbean Sea, and now provides refuge for North Atlantic humpback whales at both ends of their 3,000-mile annual migration.
FRENCH SAILOR’S COLLISION WITH “UFO” ENDS UP BEING A WHALE– March 14, 2017
Just a month after the start of the Vendée Globe, on 6th December in the middle of the Indian Ocean to the north of the Crozet Islands, Kito de Pavant and his Bastide Otio hit an unidentified floating object.
MOMENTS OF IMPACT– February 22, 2017
In the Vendee Globe, 21,638 miles of ocean sailing presents hidden dangers for the sailors and their boats.