Promoting Diversity at Sea Through Adventure and Advocacy

Promoting Diversity at Sea Through Adventure and Advocacy

At Uni-Tankers, we are proud to support initiatives that not only embrace the spirit of adventure but also advocate for diversity and environmental stewardship. Drømme i Sigte, founded by two courageous young women, embodies these values as they embark on a remarkable journey to sail around the world. With little experience but boundless determination, they have navigated thousands of nautical miles, exploring the wonders of the ocean and highlighting the importance of protecting our marine ecosystems. Through their inspiring story, we hope to encourage more people to embrace the maritime life, appreciate the beauty of our planet, and join us in our commitment to promoting diversity at sea.

Read their inspiring story and come join their adventure onboard the Lulu Tao in this video.


The Beginning of a Dream

We were just two 23-year-old girls when we decided to sail around the world. We only had a little experience in sailing and barely any money in our bank accounts. But we had our minds full of dreams and bodies full of determination, eagerness, and curiosity. Two years and a hell of a lot of obstacles later, we are now nine months into our circumnavigation.

Our goal is to sail around the world indefinitely, exploring the world’s best dive sites and advocating for the magical life beneath the surface of the ocean. We dream of an everyday life ruled by time and simplicity, collecting memories that will be cherished in our final days.

Overcoming Challenges and Gaining Knowledge

We are writing this from a southern Caribbean Island called Curacao. By now, we have visited more countries and islands than we can count with both hands. We have crossed an entire ocean. We have been challenged more than we ever dreamed of, but with challenges comes new knowledge. This is the most important thing we have learned so far: how we have to step out of our comfort zones to evolve as humans.

Our biggest desire with our project is to inspire more people to get off their couches and experience our amazing planet, hoping to inspire even more people to take care of it. Especially life below the surface has a special place in our hearts. We believe that if we want people to care for the precious underwater life, which is a huge part of our entire ecosystem, we must first inspire more people to love it.

Advocating for Environmental Stewardship

It is important for us to not only show how beautiful our world is but also document how much our planet needs help. The coral reefs and marine life are not what they used to be, and despite a lot of focus, there is still much that we as humans can do in our everyday lives to make a difference. We want to show how easily we can take care of our planet by simply thinking about the clothes we buy or the sunscreen we use. We will visit some of the most remote places in the world, participate in ocean clean-ups, and tell stories about marine life.

Breaking Barriers and Building Community

One of our biggest messages and driving forces behind sharing our entire project on social media is to show that if we can do this, anyone can. You don’t have to grow up in a sailing family to sail the world at a young age. You don’t necessarily have to spend 10 years preparing to do what we do. We simply brought people out sailing with us who could contribute and share their knowledge and experience with us. That is how, just over a year after deciding to sail around the world, we found ourselves with a 50-foot sailboat that we had sailed more than 3,000 nautical miles from Italy to Denmark in.

Since then, we’ve refitted the whole boat and logged more than 9,000 nautical miles since leaving Denmark in July 2023, carried by the natural forces of our planet—the wind. We dream of showing everything sailing has to offer. Adventure, experiences, and destinations that can only be visited by boat are just a few of the things. We hope to inspire more young people to fall in love with life at sea. It’s a sanctuary like nowhere else, offering many memorable and adventurous experiences, strong friendships, and unique communities.

Finding Presence and Reflection at Sea

There is a type of presence onboard a boat that we have never experienced anywhere else in our lives. We live in a world where we are constantly exposed to short-term outer entertainment, especially from social media. You are constantly updated on what happens not just around you, but around the whole world. When we are on our boat, far offshore and far away from internet and civilization, our lives are boiled down to the simple necessities. Eating, sleeping, interacting with the people around us, and keeping our home safe and afloat. Some would call it a break from everyday life, but for us, it is about creating a space where there is time to reflect.

Our life at sea has taught us the importance of staying present in what we’re experiencing right now rather than constantly focusing on what is to come next. It has been and still is a true challenge for us. But one of the cheesiest quotes happens to be very true: “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

-Leonora & Sissel

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