One of the things I realized immedately, when I went sailing for the first time, was the close connection to nature that this kind of activity demands. Understanding and respect! The sea is a powerful ruler who should be admitted – not conquered.
That was 37 years ago – and those fundamental rules and conditions have never changed.
What has changed is the environment – hereunder the state of the oceans.
Today – as a result of human behaviour – we must fight to keep the oceans alive.
Plastic gyros at the size of a continent are floating around in all the big oceans – but worst are the situation in the Pacific.
The global warming affects the oceans in many ways leading to disturbance and in worst case – as already seen in the Great Barrier Reef – extinction of the fragile eco-systems.
Not to mention over-fishing, pollution and industrial exploitation.
As sailors we have a special responsibility and must conduct after ethic rules to secure that our presence does not do any harm.
But while being out there, I think we can do more to help.
Many global organizations and funds are already doing a major work to help and improve the situation of the oceans.
We can help by putting attention to their activities, join projects and of course financially.
With The7Seas I am aiming to help and support this case to the best of my abilities.
These oganisations are all working to help the Oceans and Oceanlife: