Doing Our Part

FFC seeks to advance innovative projects that improve the health of our oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and marine communities. Our focus is to:

  • Support and promote solutions that reduce ocean pollution;
  • Advance clean technologies and best practices that reduce the environmental impact of the sailing industry and maritime communities; and
  • Educate and foster ocean stewardship amongst sailing and coastal communities.

Bermuda Sloop Foundation

Living on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean brings a unique perspective and appreciation for the impacts of marine debris.  For ten years, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation has provided unique learning experiences for middle school students on the island aboard their Sail Training Vessel Spirit of Bermuda. In the course of a “school year,” approximately…

Ocean Pollution Ambassador Program for Sailing and Coastal Communities


Solutions for ocean pollution, and ocean health as a whole, can often be challenging to implement if there is little public engagement on the issues. The best results come from those who passionately work to protect what they love, and often have had first hand experiences.We need a network of inspiring leaders to engage their communities,…

Community Boating Inc., Boston

As the oldest and largest public sailing center in the U.S., Community Boating Inc. recognizes their role in improving and preserving the health of the local waterway, the Charles River. Community Boating, Inc. serves over 7,500 members annually across its youth and adult programs, offering sailing and other water sports to people of all ages

Life Cycle Analysis for Low-Impact Commercial Boat Building

The Landing School of Boat Building and Design

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Sustainable development is traditionally defined as development that meets the needs of the present while not compromising the needs of the future. Some define sustainable design as focused on balancing three Ps: prosperity, people, and the planet. The Landing School has launched an exciting new research and boat building program to determine the…

Community Boating Center New Bedford Ocean Stewardship Program


Community Boating Center, Inc.

Location: New Bedford, MA

Project Description The Community Boating Center, Inc (CBC) of New Bedford is expanding their year-round Sailing into Knowledge STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programming to engage more students in learning about ocean health and how their behavior has an impact on the waters that surround their coastal city.   CBC educators are working…