The Intracoastal Waterway, after 72 years of loyal services to the boating community, is in trouble. This 1,200-mile-long thoroughfare (stretching from Norfolk to Key West, Fla.) used by commercial and recreational vessels alike, is no longer as accessible and safe as it should be.
The International SeaKeepers Society is looking for a few good yachts for a good cause. The group, long associated with installation of ocean data gathering instruments on superyachts, has announced the creation of what it calls the Scientific Vessel of Opportunity yacht fleet. The program offers yacht owners and crew the opportunity to host leading scientists on vital research missions aboard their yachts.