Modern sailboat technology holds the promise of utilizing wind power to provide a sustainable alternative to ocean travel and research. A pioneering example, the Derek M. Baylis, is an innovative 65’ research vessel that is changing the way scientists and environmentalists access, experience, and ultimately understand our world’s oceans. Under power, the Baylis uses between 0.10 and  0.05 of the fuel that comparable vessels use. As a proof of concept, the Baylis represents a 90%-95% reduction in carbon emissions. To date the Baylis has served the following environmental communities:Monterey Bay AquariumNOAA & Oregon State University , OCEANATOPP – Great White Shark Research, Barbara Block and Hopkins Marine Station Sealife Conservation – Education and Plastics Research, Dave RobinsonCenter for Whale Research – Killer Whale observation,  Ken Balcomb.