Bill ErkelensChief Operating Officer

    I proactively call-out single-use plastic bottle users in sailing. Nothing like some good public-shaming! Our local yacht clubs just ditched straws and installed two water stations and are debating how to make events free of single-use plastics.

    Nationality:

    USA

    The Ocean Race experience:

    2014-15 Team Alvimedica

    2017-18 Vestas 11th Hour Racing

    What is your favorite way to connect with the ocean?

    Sailing offshore

    If you were a marine animal what would you be?

    Porpoise, they like to surf!

    Share a fun fact about you and sailing:

    I’ve raced in 4 Pacific Cup races double-handed with my wife. Looking forward to our 5th!
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