After grabbing a rucksack full of World, North American, and National Championships as a race crew and being one of the main creative minds behind the modern face of sailing on the video web, the Goddamned Reverend Petey decided to bow out of the sport for a bit and make a difference in a world uninhabited by rich white boys and yacht clubs. Here’s his new story, and follow Petey on Facebook for the latest updates.
Pending I get into the right vehicle I will cross the border into Mexico and head to San Felipe to meet up with the rest of the crew. I will be given a selection of all black clothing and will immediately be turned into a Vegan and deprived of alcohol for months.
I will be right at home though, as I have all my camera gear and my monitor – “the brain”. Being in the Sailing Media game since 2000, I am no stranger to long hours and demanding schedules which I will for sure be dealing with. I also am well versed on the art of volunteering (see above re: sailing media game). I am tasked with creating the daily content for social media posts and finding and creating storylines that can be used for longer form videos to accompany press releases to keep the sponsors happy, wait this all sounds exactly like regatta coverage.
All that said I am stoked to be doing this and look forward to taking on the role of media crew member on the M/V Farley Mowat which is 1 of 3 Sea Shepherd Vessels in the Sea Of Cortez. Operation Milagro IV exists to save the near-extinct Vaquita porpoise. Sea Shepherd is working in partnership with the Mexican government on Operation Milagro IV to protect the vaquita refuge and working to remove gillnets, patrol for poachers, document and collect data to share with the scientific community, and report all suspicious activity to the Navy who will make arrests as needed.
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