sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Ocean Story sets sail to make waves for conservation

Ocean Story sets sail to make waves for conservation

'Built in 1979, Ocean Story has a proud racing pedigree and will be visiting various ports around the world to raise awareness of ocean conservation.'    . ©

Ocean Story is preparing to undertake an amazing journey to rally support for a unified international event in support of Ocean Conservation.

The vision is to create a Race for the Oceans, an Oceanic Olympian Event that is co-operative, uniting and celebratory; an event it says aims to 'strive to bring out our greatness in support of the oceans'.

8 June, the 80ft Ocean Story set out for an international campaign voyage of awareness, education and call-to-action, designed to create a wave of transformation in how we care for oceans.

Previously known by the names, Creightons Naturally, FCF Challenger and Ocean Greyhound, the maxi racing sloop was designed by Doug Petersen and David Alan-Williams and built in 1979 by Southern Ocean Shipyards for the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

The aim of Ocean Story is to help people realise that they are 'waves makers', and to pose the question: 'What Kind of Waves Are We Making?' They say they will be inviting everybody to become aware of our choices and resolve to make the decision to be 'Beautiful Wave Makers'.

Although they are carrying a serious message their policy is one of inclusion, celebration and engagement in joyful projects that all can take part in.

The boat will carry an unusual crew made up of mariners, environmentalists, artists and indigenous wisdom carriers. At each destination they will be bringing stories, songs, teachings and festivities to the shores of the nations that they visit, building connections and uniting people as they travel.

You can already be part of it and help in the making of this vision. The Ocean story boat is about to have its hull and sails transformed for the campaign. Ocean lovers from all walks of life, all ages and all cultures are being invited to share their inspiration for the love of the oceans.

Simply submit a photograph, artwork, story, message or song to share with the world. The contributions will be imprinted on the yacht’s hull and sails in a huge mosaic and carried across the oceans to share with people along the way. The final design will be revealed in November and there will be an interactive version of the mosaic available to see on the website.

So far, contributions have been sent from an eclectic group of well known artists, musicians, environmentalists, indigenous leaders, mariners and spiritual leaders such as: Paulo Coelho, Yoko Ono, Tami Erin, Roz Savage, Kerrianne Cox, Thich Nhat Hanh and many more.

Over the next 12 months and throughout their campaign voyage Ocean Story aims to gather 1,000,000 signatures in support of the campaign by World Oceans Day 2012.

5 Simple & Easy Ways to Support the Race for the Oceans:

1) Log on to the campaign at www.oceanstory.org and declare yourself to be a Beautiful Wave Maker.
2) Upload a message, story, song, photograph or artwork for the oceans on to the site. It will be carried across the waves on the journey to new shores.
3) Sign the Petition: It will go to the Heads of Nations and the United Nations.
Target Date: World Oceans Day June 8th, 2012.
4) DONATE, if you can. Every drop helps.
5) Spread the word and pass these campaign actions on to as many people as possible.
Register and upload your photographs, stories, messages and videos at http://oceanstory.org/your-waves/ or send in via Twitter using #oceanmessage.

More at www.oceanstory.org

See more of the story at:




by Jeni Bone

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84876

7:18 AM Sat 18 Jun 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   


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