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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… Celine _Cousteau

Celine Cousteau, Ocean Inspirations, Explorer, Communicator, Connector, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Celine Cousteau is the founder of CauseCenric Productions and Ocean Inspirations, which support the global sharing of stories regarding endangered ecosystems. Her work supports everyday heroes in the fight to protect our fragile planet, by creating… debbies_Kinder copy

Deborah Kinder, Documentary Filmmaker, Founder/CEO BLUE Ocean Film Festival, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Debora Kinder, an award winning documentary filmmaker, is the Founder and CEO of the BLUE Ocean FIlm Festival and Conservation Event. She is co-founder of BLUE’s parent non-profit organization, Make a Difference Media. Writer and conservationist,… Sylvia Earle

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue Alliance, “Her Deepness”, Oceanographer, Explorer, Author, Lecturer, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Her Deepness”, is a celebrated Hero of the Planet and Living Legend. She is an oceanographer explorer, author, and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist. Her work with The Aspen… 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… OperationCruise

Gary Markel, Operation Cruise, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Gary Merkel formed Operation Cruise to allow our wounded Special Operation Force veterans the ability to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience aboard his luxury yacht, One More Toy. While watching a program of wounded… MarkDrewelow

Capt. Mark Drewelow of YachtAid Global, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is your Hero? In his travels at the helm, YachtAid Global’s founder, Mark Drewelow (a former megayacht captain and now a port agent), saw plenty of places where people needed the bare basics: medicine, school supplies, you name it.… Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.

Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.
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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… 905088737_HfZTz-L

Mark Schrader of Around the Americas, 2011 YachtWorld Hero

Around the Americas is a 28,000 mile sailing circumnavigation of the American continents with the mission of inspiring, educating and engaging the citizens of the Americas to protect our fragile oceans. Mark has circumnavigated the Americas teaching youth in other countries the importan Alex Braden

Alex Braden of ENCOMPASS, The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust, 2011 YachtWorld Hero

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