Donna met Chris Bone when she stopped in New Zealand half-way through her first solo sail around the world. Donna and Chris shared a vision to help developing island communities. Having spent three months in the Cape Verdes islands during an earlier sail, Donna was determined to involve the sailing community to make a difference throughout the Caribbean. She promoted OW during her sail around the world, and worked to establish OceansWatch North America when she returned to the United States.Donna lives aboard with Bob Philburn in Rhode Island during the summer and at home in Florida in the winter. She completed her second solo circumnavigation around the world on May 27th, 2016, leaving and returning to Bristol RI, stopping only in the Panama Canal. She is speaking and doing seminars about her Sail Twice Around accomplishment while promoting and working to develop the incredible mission of OWNA. Her time in Panama has become a powerful opportunity to further the goals of Oceanswatch worldwide. Since returning, the goal of furthering Cruising With A Cause has become the focus. Donna is now going forward with her Sail Twice Around Team to develop this incredible application to help connect the cruising community and skilled volunteer in the maritime community to the needs in island coastal communities.