A Race / Regatta for the Oceans
A Vision of Ocean Unity and Transformation.
Instead of mankind pitting itself against the seas, mankind will be asked to pit itself in a challenge for the seas, through a Regatta of Beauty, Awareness, Inspiration and Celebration.
Ocean advocates and environmentalists hand in hand together with indigenous, island nation and national cultures brought to the doorsteps of the world, by sea, to share natural wisdom, ancient culture, art and possibilities for living in harmony with the oceans. The most ancient wisdoms united with most recent discoveries. Art united with science. People united with nature.
A fleet of striking sailing vessels ready to depart for an around-the-world adventure, such as has never been seen before. Yachts representing nations of incredible culture, legend, art and sea-faring tradition, crewed by storytellers, natural wisdom keepers, whale dreamers and great mariners. A regatta of dazzling beauty designed to take the world on adventure that most could never dream of sharing. Each yacht painted in the amazing traditional arts and sails of great tribal nations and history, the roots of all people of the world coming together; diversity in unity, to speak, sing and share the magic of the ocean, natural wisdoms and the realisation that all of mankind is indigenous and all need to be aware of how our great oceans cry out for our love and care.
As each destination is reached the cultural richness of this spiritual journey will arrive bringing a treasure of ocean stories and amazing people that will regale even the most disenchanted members of mankind. A call to awaken and celebrate the wealth of natural knowledge available for us to share should we choose to unite. Our opportunity to honour and action our collected wisdoms in the care of our natural world and ultimately the care of us all.
This is a regatta of beauty and spirit; although it will highlight the plight of our oceans and those that depend up on them its aim is to provide a platform for the voices less often heard, but of critical value to our understanding of living in natural harmony. There is no part of our Earth that will not face the consequence of our oceans in crisis, it is only a matter of time, therefore, for all of us it is time to understand how we can make the right difference.
If you can imagine this incredible round the world event, and would love to see it take place, please vote for the creation of A Race / Regatta for the Oceans.
This vision is for global, repeatable events that will create opportunity for development, growth, learning, cultural understanding and ongoing evolution of mankind's approach to living in harmony with nature.
What would we do if we knew we could not fail? Let's be Beautiful Wave Makers !
We hope to see America’s Cup supporting this idea. Furthermore, we will be supporting Ocean Elder Nainoa Thompson on his worldwide voyage on the Hokule’a beginning March 2013, starting in Hawaii. Could you plan multiple regattas around the world which coincide with his voyage?
Marianne Robson commented
Education is the key, always.
"Tell me and I forget
Show me and I remember
Involve me and I undertand"
Miranda Kichenside-Quinn commented
This is a wonderful idea! I have been involved with several round the world expeditions including the first fleet re-enactment. As an ocean veteran some advice...a very important aspect of your regatta is to get your shore protocol right! So many ports and a great deal of admin on shore to meet international regulations. Don't underestimate the importance of this. Your ports of call must be able to cope with all the vessels. Safety at sea is paramount.
Perhaps you could employ my idea on your journey? All Ships Log
Good luck and bon voyage!!!
Lawrence Joseph commented
I hope this makes a difference,but most people are destroying fish stocks for profit, and are too short sighted to realise that by doing so, will ruin their own livelihood in the very near future. If governments, had the will, or the willingness to do so, they would give incentives to businessmen to stop overfishing.
Edo Passarella commented
Yeah! Like it!
This is a World beyond our World & we must save it...
The oceans and the life that reign beneath its waters need all our help we can give it.
Jenny A Wenhammar commented
Wow! I'm in!! Great idea!!
Daria Oriene commented
love & blessings for each drop of the water in our oceans, our bodies, our universe...
Come and sail by West Cork - we will look after you x
great project - the more we know about the oceans, the better..
We are quickly destroying our world....we must all do our part to save it before it's too late. But it's NEVER too late to try our best.
Nancy Chasteen commented
Thank you for this effort! :D
If humanity doesn't start standing up for those Ocean Animals we are sorely a lost world. I can't think of going to the beach without seeing a herd of dolphin swimming by and jumping out of the water into the air. It will be a sad day for us when that stops !
Rose Camama commented
We all need to participate in saving the ocean & ocean life & most of all marine life in our oceans..
We all need to participate in protecting and restoring our oceans!
Kristen Fleener commented
A triumph! Bravo
I think this is an amazing idea. If there were to be an update daily with little stories and events shared to the world! This piece was written so beautifully Samantha!! I can picture it, and it is making me cry!!
Sandi Nielsen commented
I would love to see if a large percentage of the gyres of plastic in our major oceans could be cleaned up in some way. That a flotilla of small ships could work towards completing a clean up for the refuse to be stored onto a small freight vessel for it to be appropriately disposed of. This rubbish in the ocean must have an effect on the ocean's ability to cool.
The ocean is Heaven on Earth~to me anyway!!!