sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch

'Magic Roundabout - Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch'    Chris Bone

Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific.

OceansWatch has been working with communities in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea now for 7 years, since they were donated their first yacht Magic Roundabout. The organisation is a registered charity in New Zealand, the USA, the Solomon Islands and will soon be registered in the UK and Europe. During this time says CEO Chris Bone the organisation has 'honed it’s skills and can now deliver very effective services in the areas of marine conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable livelihoods development'.

OceansWatch, unlike many other Charities does not give anything to the people in the Island communities where it works. What it does instead is learn from them and share its scientific perspective and educational resources such as conservation films. Traditional ecosystem knowledge and culture are highly respected and the communities are therefore empowered to find their own solutions from an active and respectful partnership. The end result is usually an effective and robust sustainable management program for community marine resources.

This often includes marine reserves and fishing regulations. Climate change projects this year include developing low fuel and low smoke efficient stoves and assessments of the effect at village level of sea level rise and weather instability.

In the area of sustainable livelihoods OceansWatch has developed a very popular program that develops skills in the production of cold pressed virgin coconut oil, a product that’s becoming very popular amongst the health conscious.

The yacht that needs a skipper is Magic Roundabout, a well maintained Sweden 34. The yacht is prepared to NZ Cat 1 for Ocean passages and carries dive equipment and a very comprehensive First Aid kit, including Oxygen. OceansWatch founding director Chris Bone has sailed >15,000nm in the yacht and says 'She’s a beautiful yacht to sail, fast, very responsive yet feels very solid and safe, I love her'

Working for OceansWatch is not a holiday, it can be hard work and stressful on a small yacht, an opportunity for 'personal growth' but at the same time might be one of the most rewarding. It’s a 'job' best suited to people who are really want to make a difference, not take an exotic holiday. Those with dive qualifications or a background relevant to the work OceansWatch does are especially encouraged to apply. Suitable for couples.

Chris says that interested skippers should have a good read of the website then if seriously interested contact him by email to operations@oceanswatch.org attaching their sailing resume and a cover letter, open a skype conversation with 'skipperchrisbone' or text/call 006785452347.

Talking conservation - Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch -  Chris Bone  


Meet the Dugong - Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch -  Chris Bone  


Coral gardening - Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch -  Chris Bone  


S/Y from below - Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch -  Chris Bone  


by Chris Bone


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=125071

8:45 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT