The Bay of All Beauties

MARCH 2014
By: Tyson Bottenus, Clean Regatta and Marine Education Coordinator,
Sailors for the Sea.

Can one hundred years of pollution be cleaned in two?

“Talk not of Bahia de Todos los Santos – the Bay of all Saints; for
though that be a glorious haven, yet Rio is the Bay of all Rivers – the
Bay of all Delights – the Bay of all Beauties. From circumjacent
hill-sides, untiring summer hangs perpetually in terraces of vivid
verdure; and embossed with old mosses, convent and castle nestle in
valley and glen.” – Herman Melville, White Jacket (1850)

Last December Alan Norregaard, a Bronze medalist from the 2012 London
Olympics, was just barely edging out Nico Delle Karth for first place as
he approached the windward mark in the 2nd race of the 2013
Intergalactic Championships in Guanabara Bay, a rather large protected
bay outside of Rio de Janeiro.

The Bay of All Beauties

21. März 2014