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WINNER OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AWARD

Sophie Dingwall sees firsthand the impact of plastic pollution on the Caribbean's population. Her article - Polluted Paradise - has won the inaugural Brian Black Memorial Award.

THE FASTNET 67 - THE UNTOLD VERSION

Brett Dingwall shares how the selflessness of others made all the difference after the harrowing events of the 1979 Fastnet Race.

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TRACY EDWARDS: WHO IS THE SAILING TRAILBLAZER?

Feminist, sailor and visionary is still fighting for women to have the same opportunities as men through The Maiden Factor.

YACHTING WORLD

Evrika: This classic Swan 65 has been refitted for the 2023 Ocean Globe Race

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STEMMING THE SOURCE

I’ve found sailing to be one of the best ways to experience nature, and it is a pursuit that I have devoted my life to. The ever-changing nature of the ocean environment has provided me with constant entertainment. Chartering the shallows was never enough and my horizons exploded when I first left the shore to explore the open ocean. Here was when the seed was planted. The ocean tested me and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

BLUE HEALTH

Studies into ‘blue health’ have looked at how the colour, sound, air, sand and temperature of the ocean effect our mind and bodies. Colour has a bigger impact that you might think on our emotions, so much so, that brands often use particular colours when marketing, in order to target their audience.

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SIDE TRACKED MAGAZINE

"A little boy no older than five guided me to the water’s edge. Knee deep and barefoot in the rubbish he bounced through as though this were a ball pit. He pointed to the horizon. My gaze shifted to the ocean swell in the distance; a continuous con-veyer belt of debris washed over his exposed feet."

NATALIE FOX ON PLASTIC SOLUTION GLOBAL MISSION

Natalie Fox is a surfer, yoga teacher and sustainability masters student and in October she joined eXXpedition. It was a crew of 14 women (out of 10,000 applicants) sailing from Plymouth, UK to Ponta Delgada, Azores with a mission to collect surface water samples and determine how much micro plastic pollution was present.

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PLASTIC OCEANS

Promoting a global movement to Rethink Plastic

CELEBRATING 'EARTH DAY'

Last month the world celebrated Earth Day, marking the anniversary of the environmental movement that started in 1970, to demonstrate support for conservation and increase awareness of environmental problems.

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