SeaKeepers Founders: 17 Years of Environmental Success

The annual SeaKeepers Founders celebration honors some of the biggest supporters of environmental stewardship via the International SeaKeepers Society. This month, during the Fort Lauderdale boat show, the non-profit recognized several superyacht and yacht owners, as well as crew. Each contributed to scientist-led expeditions, educational outreach, and/or environmental instrument deployment. More than 200 guests attended Continue reading

PHOTO: Onne van der Waal via Facebook/J Class Association

J Class World Championship Title Goes to Lionheart

Eighty years ago, the J Class yachts raced off Newport, Rhode Island for the America’s Cup. The victor back then: Ranger. In the first-ever J Class World Championship on those same waters this past week, an alternate version of Ranger, Lionheart, took home victory. Six Js in total vied for that victory. Besides Lionheart, competitors Continue reading

PHOTO: Official J Class / Onne van der Wal

Aboard Hanuman at the J Class World Championship: VIDEO

“That was one of the very coolest sailboat races I have ever been in in my entire life.” Considering this statement comes from Ken Read, among the most accomplished sailors in the world, it says a lot. He’s referring to day one of the first-ever J Class World Championship, where he’s helming Hanuman. Hanuman, one Continue reading