The International SeaKeepers Society to Honor Navigator, Nainoa Thompson

The International SeaKeepers Society to Honor Navigator, Nainoa Thompson, at the Annual Founders Event during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The International SeaKeepers Society (SeaKeepers) will be presenting this year’s SeaKeeper of the Year Award to Nainoa Thompson.

The Annual Founders Event will be held at a private waterfront residence on Wednesday, October 26th, and will kick-off the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

To RSVP and purchase tickets, visit the event webpage at:

Explorer, navigator, cultural revivalist, educator, and storyteller: Nainoa Thompson has led the rediscovery and revival of the ancient Polynesian art of navigation.

Through his voyaging, teaching, and engagement, he has opened a global, multi-generational dialogue on the importance of sustaining ocean resources and maritime heritage.

Nainoa has dedicated his life to exploring the ocean, maintaining the health of the planet, and ensuring that the ancient marine heritage and culture of Polynesians remain vibrant into the future.

SeaKeepers will be presenting the NextGen Award to Lehua Kamalu, captain, navigator, and Voyaging Director at the Polynesian Voyaging Society. We will also feature programming from our educational outreach and 2022 expeditions aboard vessels from the DISCOVERY Yacht Program.

SeaKeepers welcomes world-renowned Robert DuGrenier as the 2022 SeaKeeper Artist of the Year. Honorees and DISCOVERY Yachts will be thanked for their support with his custom-made awards.

About The International SeaKeepers Society

® SeaKeepers is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential to further next generation learning, marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. SeaKeepers acts as a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, institutions, and other marine organizations to further its mission and support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration.

For more information visit the website:


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