On December 17, Tropical Cyclone Yasa made landfall on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, with sustained winds exceeding 149 mph (240 kph). Further bringing life-threatening storm surge and widespread flooding, it leveled villages, destroyed food and water supplies, cut power, and more. To provide short- and long-term humanitarian assistance, YachtAid Global created the fundraising initiative
While much of the world has focused on COVID-19 this month, YachtAid Global was watching Tropical Cyclone Harold. It caused widespread damage in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga. Since the non-profit organization has yachting ties in Vanuatu, it launched Operation Nasama, a fundraising effort where all donations will provide supplies and relief directly
This year, the International SeaKeepers Society conducted 15 scientist-led expeditions, as well as 20 citizen science trips. It facilitated these and more ocean-conservation efforts due to donations from supporters. One particular SeaKeepers donor has pledged to match contributions made through December 31. In fact, the person is doing so, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
In 2011, Chances for Children established to sponsor orphans in Uganda. Because of the founders’ ties to yachting, they created the #C4Cyachtdonations initiative. It seeks donations of gently used towels, sheets, crew uniforms, and other items no longer wanted or needed. Registered in Monaco and the UK as a charitable organization, Chances for Children is
Three decades ago, one of the largest social superyacht gatherings in the world got its start. Since that time, it has raised tens of millions of dollars for thousands of at-risk youth in Florida. The Yacht Rendezvous, benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, is back for its 32nd consecutive year, and open
Every year, the International SeaKeepers Society honors those who honor the oceans. They include ocean-conservation advocates such as Prince Albert II, the biologist and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, superyacht owner Alexander Dreyfoos, as well as members of the famed Cousteau family, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau. Next month, the non-profit presents its SeaKeeper of the Year