Sailor Promotes Freedom from Polluting the Seas

When 23-year-old Helena Schneider travels from the UK’s Southampton University to continue her studies at the USA’s Landing School of Boat Building and Design in Maine, she will be taking her home with her.  Home for Schneider is her Hallberg Rassy 31, Freedom. Along the way, and to further her aim of promoting sustainable change in the sailing and cruising community, Schneider has fitted her vessel with Wavestream and Flostream filters, by UK-based marine environmental and technical filtration products manufacturer, Wave International. 

Wave filter products are useful for anyone cruising or living aboard, not only keeping the sea clean but also to keep yourself healthy,” says Paul Gullett, Wave International’s managing director. “The Wavestream bilge filter makes sure that any water pumped overboard is totally oil and plastic free. The Flostream filter enables boat owners to ensure their drinking water is pure, safe and tasty. It avoids the need to use plastic bottled water and gives you confidence that no matter where your water is sourced, it is free of any impurities.”

Helena Schneider
Helena Schneider

Schneider’s route takes her via the Bay of Biscay to the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean before heading north to Maine. Her short stop in the Caribbean will likely be in Antigua and anyone who would like to meet up can both contact her and follow her progress on Facebook @Freedom2be_. 

Wave International filter products and replacement filter cartridges are available throughout the Caribbean at Budget Marine stores. www.wavestream.co.uk

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.