Nearly there! 7July2013

JEANNE SOCRATES, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Finalist

Who is Your Hero? This year Jeanne Socrates completed a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation at age 70. This was after another two previous circumnavigations met unfortunate ends. Her first ended in a beaching and loss of her boat and during the… StanHoney

STAN HONEY, Director of Technology for America’s Cup Event Authority, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Stan Honey is a hero to sailors everywhere, and particularly to those of us who would like to see more people on the water. Honey’s work on the TV technology in the America’s Cup has revolutionized… betsy

BETSY DAVIS, CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS, YW Hero Nominee 2013

Who is Your Hero? Betsy is a unique and vivacious personality with an infectious quality to engage persons of all age and skill to participate responsibly on and around the waters of the Pacific Northwest as well as the world.… 1112741000

BILL BAHEN, Sail Nauticus, 2013 YW Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Bahen is the founder and former director of Hudson River Community Sailing in New York City and now oversees the development of a summer sailing academy and afterschool programs on the Nauticus campus aimed at underserved… OLLHeadshot1

CYNTHIA CARVAJAL, Oceanlifeline.org, YW Hero Nominee 2013

Who is Your Hero? Ocean Lifeline is a progressive not for profit organization consisting of a team of marine conservationists, film makers, underwater videographers, photographers and educators, and fiscally sponsored by New York Women In Film and Television. With… Cruising Family

BEHAN & JAMIE GIFFORD, Family Cruisers, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominees

Who is Your Hero? The Gifford family has been at sea with their 3 young children since 2008. They have navigated from Washington State through Mexico to Australia, then from Papua New Guinea to Malaysia, where they are currently. They… SCCZEN_221212HOSMCBIGFISH01_460x230

CAPTAIN WINSTON JOYCE-CLARK, Project BigFish, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Captain Winston goes above and beyond the call of duty to help people in need. When cyclone Evan wrecked Fiji mid December 2012, Winston was presented with a concept to move aid, and he immediately recognized… Betsy_and_JRD

BETSY ALISON, USSailing.org, YW Hero Finalist 2013

Who is Your Hero? Betsy Alison has dedicated her life to disabled sailing, and is the Paralympic Coach for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and in 2011 was inducted into the US Sailing Hall of Fame. An… Walfilmer, Segler, Umweltsch├╝tzer: Dieter Paulmann Copyright Okeanis Stiftung

DIETER PAULMANN & CREW of the Pacific Voyagers 2013 YachtWorld Hero Finalist

Who is your Hero? Searching for the best way to convey an urgent message of marine protection, Dieter Paulmann, with his foundation Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, was inspired by Pacific Island culture and their ancient stories of voyaging,… waterlust5

PATRICK RYNNE, Waterlust.org, YW Hero Nominee 2013

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Who is Your Hero? Patrick Rynne’s Waterlust.org is in its infant stages, but they have already stirred up plenty of attention. He is bringing scientists, explorers, athletes, water sport lovers, and art together in the pursuit of…