On Thursday the 22nd of June, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will become the venue for the International SeaKeepers Society event ‘SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017’, where local individuals will be honoured for their endeavours into ocean conservation and research. The event is to take place during the annual America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda from the 26th of May until the 27th of June.
The International SeaKeepers Society has received long-running support from the yachting industry and the not-for-profit organisation works in partnership with the Discovery yachts program to conduct research and educate on maintaining and improving the world’s oceans. Previous projects include studies into drift cards, coral bio-erosion and shark tagging.
The evening will focus on the recent work of the society and the research results gained from the international fleet of Discovery yachts. Bermudans Philippe Max Rouja, Judy Clee, Chris Flook, and John Paul Skinner will also receive recognition for their efforts in educating on and combating current issues affecting oceanic health. Most notably, Wendy Schmidt, Founder and Vice President of the Schmidt Ocean Institute to further oceanic research, knowledge and discovery, will be honoured as 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year.
Year-round sunshine makes Bermuda a viable destination for any season, and the Overseas British Territory is increasingly opening up as a superyacht destination as holidaymakers expand beyond the traditional winter charter grounds of the Caribbean and Bahamas. Attend the America’s Cup on a luxury charter yacht and discover the pristine beauty of the pink sand beaches, historic landmarks and easygoing culture.