During the U.S. Sailboat Show in early October, one of the many seminars that CW hosted introduced an ambitious effort to focus attention on the health of our ocean: The Around the Americas Project. This modest, 25,000-mile voyage, from Seattle through the Northwest Passage, around Cape Horn, then back to Seattle, is led by Mark Schrader, known by many for his pair of solo circumnavigations in the BOC Challenge. Sponsored by Sailors for the Sea and the Pacific Science Center, Schrader and his team, including CW editor at large Herb McCormick, will produce online educational programs for schools, media events during dozens of port visits, a book, and a film. You can follow the progress of the 65-foot steel Ocean Watch on its 13-month odyssey in reports that McCormick will file regularly in Cruising World. They plan to head north next May.