Unique Mix of Citizen Science, Photography & Adventure Sailing
What is "Base Camp"?
It's a perfectly fitting name for our expedition style sailing. Base Camp is where the adventure begins. It’s a place of safety, shelter and protection where planning and preparation happen before heading out on the adventure.
We are excited that our photo was selected for the cover shot! Thank you Chesapeake Bay Magazine. We are honored.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
- 200 miles long
- 3 to 35 miles wide
- Largest estuary in the US
- Fed by 100,000+ streams
- 12,000 miles of shoreline
- Average depth of 21 feet
- Deepest 174 feet deep
Sail with Us on the Chesapeake Bay
Adding Purpose to Our Adventures
Engaging in environmental stewardship activities as citizen scientists has transformed our passion for adventure and the outdoors to a new level. We are educating local high school students on Chesapeake Bay water qualities issues that are occurring in their own backyards. By teaming up with researchers and taking water samples while sailing the bay, we are helping to map microplastic ocean pollution issues worldwide. We are also joining forces with NOAA and their Marine Debris Program and Adventure Scientists.
At Base Camp Sailing, we have teamed up with Adventure Scientists to help with their worldwide ocean microplastics study. We are collecting water samples throughout the bay aboard our environmentally friendly wind-powered sailboat. The researchers then analyze each of our sample for microsplastic quantities. The surprising results from our samples and other adventures worldwide are then mapped. Take a look at the Citizen Science tab above for details on gathering these samples and learning about sources of the plastics and microplastics in waters throughout the world.
You can join us for a sail and help gather a water sample or even request for us to speak with your club, group or class about our adventures and research on the Chesapeake Bay. We can present our dynamic and interactive photo-presentation with details on the microplastics issues.