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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… cj midway meadow

CHRIS JORDAN, Midwayfilm.com, a message from the gyre, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Chris Jordan’s film MidwayFilm.com, about the plight of the Laysan albatross, so far brings light to an area of severe abuse to creatures that have no advocates. As recently as the tsunami in Japan, with its… 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…