Ocean Voyages Institute is a non-profit organization (501 C3) founded in 1979 by a group of international sailors, educators, and conservationists with a mission of teaching the maritime arts and sciences, and researching and preserving the world’s oceans. The Institute is dedicated to providing sail training opportunity to youth on a worldwide basis as well as providing access to the ocean world and educational programs.
Ocean Voyages Institute’s Board of Directors and volunteers have extensive experience designing and conducting both ocean research projects and sailing education/sail-training projects. The Institute has 25 years of experience managing and chartering vessels. Past projects over the years have ranged from marine biology courses for high school students on a 100-ft schooner in Hawaii to the Soviet/American Sail on the 290-ft square-rigged ship Druzba from Odessa to Baltimore and return.