2017-11-09 / Around Town

The America and the Sea Award


Barclay Collins II, Chairman Mystic Seaport; David Rockefeller, Jr., Chairman, Sailors for the Sea; R. Mark Davis, President, Sailors for the Sea; and Stephen C. White, President, Mystic Seaport Barclay Collins II, Chairman Mystic Seaport; David Rockefeller, Jr., Chairman, Sailors for the Sea; R. Mark Davis, President, Sailors for the Sea; and Stephen C. White, President, Mystic Seaport Last month, the local sailing organization Sailors for the Sea and David Rockefeller Jr. were presented the 2017 America and the Sea Award by the Mystic Seaport at a gala held in New York City.The America and the Sea Award, presented annually by Mystic Seaport, recognizes an individual or organization who embrace the scholarship, exploration, adventure, aesthetics, competition, and freedom that the sea inspires. Co-founded by Rockefeller, Sailors for the Sea works to engage the boating community in the protection of the oceans worldwide. Through programs such as its Clean Regattas and Ocean Watch as well as its Green Boating Guide, the organization successfully motivates boaters to become environmental stewards of the oceans they enjoy.

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