10 Highlights from 2012

With 2012 coming to a close, we want to thank our fans and followers for your support, and share a few highlights from our ocean conservation programs.

  1. Sailors for the Sea programs reached 27 states & 13 Countries in 2012!
  2. 80% of all contributions go directly to marine conservation programming according to a third party audit.
  3. 80 different regatta venues ran more than 170 Clean Regattas with 80,000 participants. 70% of these regattas were certified at the Gold or Silver level, up 50% from 2011.
  4. Rainy Day Kits: Minimal Resources, Maximum EducationFourteen Rainy Day Kits in our free library of marine science lesson plans educated 20,000 children at 110 different sites!
  5. Sailors for the Sea has been an active participant in the World Bank Global Partnership for Oceans since the inception of the GPO in February of 2012.
  6. Regatta organizers rated their experience using the Clean Regattas program an average of 4.8 of 5 stars.
  7. Sailors for the Sea Japan celebrated their one year anniversary.  Tiller for Sharks
  8. Five America’s Cup World Series certified as Clean Regattas, with 98% of wasterecycled or composted at the final event of 2012.
  9. Tiller, our resident Salty Dog, promoted awareness for endangered sharks during Shark Week.
  10. Our successful “Welcome Aboard!” benefit in New York City  featuring Charlie Rose, Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Sir Russell Coutts helped chart a strong financial course for 2013.
If you are moved by what you read, see, or hear about Sailors for the Sea, please support us. Your fully tax-deductible charitable gift will have a powerful impact on our ocean conservation goals.
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