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Matt Rutherford, Ocean Research Project, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? In 2012, Matt Rutherford became the first person to solo circumnavigate North and South America. He completed the non-stop 27,000 mile journey in 10 months in a tiny, old sailboat. Solotheamericas.org Matt has embarked on a… Jill Savery_Head Shot

JILL SAVERY, Head of Sustainability, America’s Cup Authority, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Jill Savery, Head of Sustainability, America’s Cup Event Authority, recently succeeded at making the 34th America’s Cup a sustainable event, setting the standard for all future America’s Cup events and other marine-related events worldwide. Jill is… DSC_7117

JOEL ABERBACH, USCG Aux, 2013 YW Hero Finalist

Who is Your Hero? Joel Aberbach has been a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 40 years, and his official title is Coast Guard Auxiliary District Seven Assistant District Staff Officer, Sea Partners and America’s Waterway Watch. Participating… 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…