Alex Caizergues World Record for the Blue Marine Foundation
Kitesurfer and Blue Marine Foundation global ambassador Alex Caizergues, recently broke the world record for the fastest open water crossing, sailing from St Barths to St Martin. Battling conditions of 15-to-17 knots of wind and a two-meter swell, Alex dedicated his triumph to BLUE. His aim was to raise awareness within the sporting community of BLUE’s work to conserve the oceans. Alex smashed the previous record that stood at 57 minutes and has pledged to go even faster to break it again next year.
"Breaking the world record was important for me on a number of levels; personally I wanted to reach this goal but on a deeper level I wanted to do something that could bring a heightened level of awareness to the issues that the Blue Marine Foundation stands to represent. The oceans are kitsefurfing’s playground and we should lead by example in working to protect them." - Alex Caizergues.
BLUE at Six Senses Water/Wo/Men event 2011
Six Senses Resorts Spas, a recognized innovator in environmental sustainability and a Founding Corporate Partner of the Blue Marine Foundation, hosted the first Water/Wo/Men event, bringing together passionate ocean advocates - including celebrities, world class athletes and leading marine experts, at Six Senses' Laamu resort in the Maldives. In partnership with +H2O and BLUE they raised awareness and funds for the recently designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll.
The End of the Line
The End of the Line was the first major feature documentary film to reveal the impact of overfishing on our oceans. This critically acclaimed documentary came out of a book of the same name written by investigative journalist Charles Clover. Described as 'The Inconvenient Truth of the Oceans,' The End of The Line was recently named winner of the PUMA Creative Impact Award 2011, for the documentary film that has had the most significant positive impact on global society. BLUE is one of the film's two legacy projects (the other is Fish2Fork, our sister organisation that rates restaurants on their sustainability) leading the global campaign to create a global network of marine reserves.