Last Monday Altasea La Kretz Blue Incubator was inaugurated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, opening the way to a brand new Campus and Ocean Innovation Center. Garcetti hailed AltaSea as “a place where scientists, educators, policy makers and entrepreneurs can work together to accelerate marine research that will set an example for the world to follow.” … Continued
Saturday was Altasea Open House, such an honor to share the stage with Captain Charles Moore and XPRIZE. Thank you AltaSea!
Our support sailboat Discoverer is now docked at The Longest Swim new base camp: Altasea Port of Los Angeles. Altasea is dedicated to scientific and educational project development and to start-ups with the mission to raise awareness about the state of our oceans. In the following months, the warehouses of the Port of Los Angeles will … Continued
After a month spent in San Diego to prepare and plan The Longest Swim, the Disco crew set sail to Hawaï for a training session, and to test our scientific equipment in real conditions. They will then sail back to California to finish the refit of our support boat. In the meantime, our swimmer Ben … Continued
As you are aware, we recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary funds for food and airtime during their expedition. That campaign is finishing next weekend, in an attempt to raise the remaining funds, we are prepared to push ourselves to our limit! Beginning on Friday 28th April at 8am Ben will start his Swim to the Limit challenge, swimming non-stop in San Diego Bay … Continued
Firstly, we would like to thank all of our followers for supporting our journey so far, and to welcome our new friends and followers to the family. It has been a busy and productive year so far for The Longest Swim, with many achievements to celebrate; we are extremely pleased to finally have our vessel Discoverer … Continued
More than just a swim, The Longest Swim is a maritime expedition with an especially large scope that asks our skipper, Scotty, and his crew to constantly adapt to the demanding conditions of the Pacific Ocean. As Scotty once said: “No one has ever tried to go so far, so slowly.” That made locating an … Continued
If you are closely following The Longest Swim, you already know that there is a large geographic difference between the crew who are in Lymington, and Ben who is training every day in Austin, Texas. The first challenge for what we’ve dubbed the Discocrew or the Discoteam – the residents of Disco – us – … Continued