Thursday, May 17, 2018

Small boat single handed race across the atlantic

If you like me, prefer small simpler good boats and seamanship, a challenge (not a race) about a week  ago (on May 7, 2018).




The challenge runs from Plymouth, England to Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

The no entrance fee challenge is held bi-annually, is for boats under 30 feet. There is no time limit to complete the race, and that is it for the rules!

It is called, the Jester Challenge 2018. The first one was in 2016. In 2018, 7 competitors started, with one who may depart soon.

You can follow the progress on the Jester Challenge website.

How about a challenge the other way?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Chasing Coral documentary

Yesterday, I came across the "Chasing Coral" documentary on Netflix.

A Netflix documentary


We all have heard about coral bleaching, did you know how serious this is? It's actually until now an unseen tragedy. If you have not seen it, do watch it, its an eye-opener.

It's actually quite depressing to watch this documentary, however, it does give you more energy to want to fight climate change, as it shows how real it is.

I would say that if you know climate change deniers, and unfortunately I know too many. This would be a great movie to watch. The way to introduce it to them without sounding alarmist, or they will simply be turned off, might be to ask them "Do you like Oceans? Do you live fish and corals?", and simply tell them, if so, that they should really watch this informative documentary.

Ultimately, we need to get as many people to take notice and realize what is happening. That's our only chance, please watch and take action!

Cheers!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hawaii banning sunscreens


Hawaii passed a bill that will ban sunscreen with chermicals that are destructive to corals. These chemicals are used even in the Hawaiin Tropic brand.

Not so innocent


This is great and a step in the right direction. Bayer (maker of Coppertone) opposed the ban. So, I suggest to do like me and ban all Coppertone products, not just in Hawaii. Corporations have to get the message that the mighty dollar is not the only thing that matters, as the corporations have no scrupples obviously.

Now, I hope this ban will be reviewed and endorsed in more places.

Cheers!

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