Green Ocean Race

The purpose of the GOR is to publicize two things: 1. Within a generation or two the world will have to learn how to get by without fossil fuels. 2. The result need not be the social and political chaos predicted by some thinkers and writers, technical solutions are in sight. The means to achieve the publicity will be a transoceanic race for sailboats, possibly power boats, in which all energy consumed on board will be generated on board. The publicity surrounding the race will…

Green Ocean Race

Welcome to Green Ocean Race! The means to achieve the publicity will be a transoceanic race for sailboats, possibly power boats, in which all energy consumed on board will be generated on board. The publicity surrounding the race will emphasize that the boats are alone in the vastness of the ocean, rather like the earth sailing through space in a few decades. The crew will enjoy all the comforts of home by utilizing the energy available from the ocean and the sun. The preparation for…

Green Ocean Race

I wrote a rationale for the race and the way some of the ideas come to me in a letter published in the July/August, 2007, edition of Ocean Navigator magazine. This is appended below. You can see that my decades of ocean cruising have contributed to my conviction that the western world lives in a time of very transitory well-being and that some very clear thinking will be needed to chart a course that maintains the quality of life we have all come to regard…

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