This thread is too funny. I was going to mention that I am researching the tranquil effect of trade winds and sailboats on the "Type A" personality, also known as the Type A Behavior Pattern, and I am looking for a grant.
But seriously...Scripps is a very worthwhile organization, and I think SheilaMarie is a legitimate post. Most of us, as sailors, are evironmentalists - and ocean research is much needed. It's just that I wouldn't think a sailboat makes any sense for a bunch of scuba divers.
Scripps has a fleet of four ships and a platform called FLIP for oceanographic research.