ClassicSailboats.Org (CSO) is a not-for-profit maritime publication and the world’s largest alliance of classic yacht owners, initiatives, foundations, organizations, scientists, environmentalist and preservationist. We are dedicated to preserving the spirit and historical significance of classic sailing vessels, and to arouse public awareness, action and support for the preservation of important historic maritime properties, STEM, and the protection of our precious oceans, and wildlife.
As educators it is important to extend our reach to the communities, organizations and schools that would otherwise be unable to access our message because of geographical, and sociological limitations. The application of STEM through our initiatives 10 Class, Bluestar, Greenstar, and Sailing for Water is our educational mission. Whether following the progress of expeditions to the Pacific to study plastic pollution, or to the Arctic to study the effects of the loss of salinity from our oceans. It is our pledge “To empower people of all ages to make smart decisions today that will affect the quality of life for future generations to come.”
As preservationist and historians each classic vessel has a unique story to tell. The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage, on the CSO website, has become a go-to reference for historians, former owners, their families, and the general public. An important part of CSO’s mission is to promote the rich history and intriguing human interest stories associated with these classics, preserving and adding to their cultural significance for future generations to come.
The topics and stories that are focused on our publication are made possible through the hard work and achievements of our alliance, and through the associated supporting cast of the collective initiatives. We look forward to expanding the reach of our cultures and remain dedicated to our collective efforts.
The stories, and racing histories of these magnificent craft are important to the overall valuation of each yachts role in history. We encourage our readers to contribute with historical contributions (comments) when possible.
Team Ten Class – Our collective mission is to bring awareness to the overuse of plastics that are effecting the overall health of our oceans, the blue heart of our planet. To bring a call to action to the communities we serve, through Science, Technology, Education and Math; to create a venue for recognizing the efforts in “Keeping the Legends Alive,” through periodical “Lifetime Achievement Awards.” Our race team is historical in design, spartan in concept, and void of modern day conveniences…pure vintage racing machines.
Advisory Board – The purpose of our Advisory Board is to gain outside expert and independent advise on the role and message that ClassicSailboats.Org will pursue for the communities we serve, and for stewardship for the environmental and philanthropic causes that are collectively important to us.
Sustainability and the Capacity to Endure – To continue to exist in the same state or condition has been a real challenge for all custodians and stewards of Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition yachts and that of our Team boats. Preserving the ecosystems and environments that we sail in are equally as important, in our quest for sustainability. In our organizational capacity we will provide a means in achieving low environmental impact by exemplifying the importance of using renewable and biodegradable resources when possible.