Ocean Ladies – over 100 women sail For Cleaner Seas

Ocean Ladies Ry. is a society that consists of ordinary women who love sailing and want to learn more about it. We participate in off-shore competitions as well as enjoy ourselves on shorter sailing trips. Learning about the sailing and seas as well as about ourselves and each other is the center of everything.

Our key values are Courage, Responsibility, and Joy. These values guide us to face new challenges, respect the nature and its diversity, promote equality and trust, and work together — together we are always more and achieve more.

We challenge everyone to join us in our mission “For Cleaner Seas”. By working together even the smallest contribution can help us all meet greater goals. What can you do to join this effort?

Our current project “Ocean Ladies for Cleaner Seas” carries a burning theme. We sail to promote a better future for our seas. To save the unique marine ecosystems we need to act now!

During our project more than 100 women sail over 10 000 nautical miles over the Baltic Sea and all the way over the Atlantic to the Caribbean Sea, and back. On the way we participate in both ARC 2021 and ARC Europe 2022 sailing events. While sailing our goal is to increase the awareness of what each and every one of us can do for a better future of the seas. Responsibly, sustainably and by respecting the Nature as a whole.

We challenge everyone to join us in our mission “For Cleaner Seas”. By working together even the smallest contribution can help us all meet greater goals. What can you do to join this effort?

Collaboration with John Nurminen Foundation: Ocean Ladies -team joined forces with the John Nurminen Foundation in working for the vitality of the Baltic Sea. We have participated in the Itämeripäivä event in August 2020 and 2021 (www.itämeripäivä.fi).

Collaboration with Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE): We collect data of seawater quality during our voyages using protocols developed by SYKE researchers, this data will be used in their ongoing research on the condition of our seas.

Trash challenge: All Baltic Sea cruisers, whoever you are, we challenge you to join us in removing trash from shorelines and water.

On board: We have adopted sustainable routines in everyday life on the boat (reducing plastic, seeking for biodegradable materials, environmentally friendly detergents and sunscreens, recycling, etc.)

Contact

Raija Alapeteri, Commodore
Phone. +358 50 308 0542
raija.alapeteri@oceanladies.fi

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