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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… 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… 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… SCCZEN_221212HOSMCBIGFISH01_460x230

CAPTAIN WINSTON JOYCE-CLARK, Project BigFish, 2013 YachtWorld Hero Nominee

Who is Your Hero? Captain Winston goes above and beyond the call of duty to help people in need. When cyclone Evan wrecked Fiji mid December 2012, Winston was presented with a concept to move aid, and he immediately recognized… Betsy_and_JRD

BETSY ALISON, USSailing.org, YW Hero Finalist 2013

Who is Your Hero? Betsy Alison has dedicated her life to disabled sailing, and is the Paralympic Coach for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and in 2011 was inducted into the US Sailing Hall of Fame. An… waterlust5

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…