Yachtsman Sails World To Save Seas

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 10, 2001   View Article

Sail around the world in record time. Win the coveted America’s Cup. Get knighted by the Queen of England. Successfully defend the cup in New Zealand. Retire from racing. Tap into the Internet. Take people on an Internet voyage to exotic locales. Compel them to love the environment.

Such is the life of Sir Peter Blake.

Aboard the Seamaster, a 118-foot (36-meter) aluminum-hulled vessel that has two 89-foot (27-meter) masts and twin 350 horsepower engines, Blake is on a mission to help protect life in, on, and around the waters of the world. He said he hopes people will follow his journey via the Internet on his Web site and television documentaries and be inspired to join the mission to save parts of the world that are key to the planet’s ecosystem.

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