PATRICK RYNNE, Waterlust.org, YW Hero Nominee 2013

Credit: Stephen Broadbelt

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 raising awareness how one person can positively impact our ocean environmental crisis by inspiring and educating others with films and photos. They make films and more importantly teach people how to be filmmakers, enabling them to create more ocean environmental awareness than they could on their own. Waterlust.org is creating an online community of water lovers/protectors by providing an online venue to share films and images.

How has your Nominees efforts made a difference for the better?

Patrick Rynne and his filmmakers film all over the world, and are using facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to promote awareness and #share the lust.

How will being recognized as a YachtWorld Hero further your nominee’s cause?

As a group of graduate students, they have literally zero budget. “Zilch. Nada. Finito”. Exposure as a YachtWorld Hero will inspire more people to share their ocean films and images for everyone to view.

Please share any website or online articles about your nominee’s activities.

http://waterlust.org/Waterlust.html

http://instagram.com/waterlust

https://www.facebook.com/waterlustproject

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/news-events/press-releases/2012/waterlust-project-brings-creativity-self-expression-wider-reach-for-researc

Patrick Rynne was nominated by Tim Claxton of Seattle, WA, in the category Defending our Oceans.

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