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DAVID ROCKEFELLER Jr, Founder, Sailors for the Sea, 2013 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Sailors for the Sea, which “educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans,” was the outcome of David Rockefeller’s work on the Pew Oceans Commission, which identified profound and alarming… mattrutherford

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… 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… Alexia Barrier

Capt. Alexia Barrier, Yachtswoman, Solo-circumnavigator, Educator, Ocean advocate, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Capt. Alexia Barrier founded the ocean research program “4myplanet” which saw her commission and sail a 60 foot sailing yacht around the world single-handedly, while gathering ocean status data and educating school children worldwide via satellite… Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.

Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.
Who is your Hero?
Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The…