Support and disaster response to coastal and island communities - by sea.
IRG has been awarded the GuideStar Exchange Gold Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.
Disaster relief and humanitarian aid to remote island and coastal communities.
Looking for volunteer crew to join our 97-foot gaff-rigged sailing ketch in Yucatan, Mexico bound for Guatemala about to sail 500nm to Rio Dulce after 8,000nm and 8 relief missions,
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Now wrapping up our long Hurricane 2017 response after 8 boats have delivered aid and helped develop a new water pumping station in a poor Haitian island. We still have not covered our costs, so please make a donation click here.
2015: Two voyages to Dominica after over two dozen dead and devastation from Tropical Storm Erika. Thunderbird 5 was in St. Lucia on standby during a 10 month voyage and worked with Dominica and St. Lucia authorities, VIDEO.
PACIFIC AMERICAS: IRG has established a permanent base in Acapulco (Mexico Pacific) with a disaster relief boat. IRG Captain Lou Rodriguez is refitting THUNDERBIRD 1 now with a mission to Panama in progress.
Enrolling crew and medical professionals, Click here to apply.
Google employees are now donating to IRG! Google gave us a $250,000 AdWords Grant, now we have been registered in Google's internal donations platform.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN ENGAGE WITH IRG
-- Medical professionals, come join us on our boats for 1, 3 or 6 months.
More on IRG's mission from our corporate sponsor Fortress Anchors.
Thank you IGY Rodney Bay Marina for docking space so we can load Red Cross supplies destined for Dominica after the Tropical Storm Erika disaster!
Findacrew donates a premium account so that IRG can find great crew, thank you Kylie!
Fortress Anchors have given us their FX-125, the largest anchor they make. This baby has 27,000 pounds of holding power, enough to take Thunderbird 5 through a hurricane in a good anchorage! Click here for more information.
Great Circle Systems provided Thunderbird 5 with fantastic software that manages our ship's operations, thank you!
Unbelievable! Trojan donated a huge bank of L16 batteries to Thunderbird 5, we're overwhelmed...
Spencer Boat Company of Miami helped us with haulout and yard space so that we could rebuild Tandemeer's rudder!
Tandemeer's "heads" were suffering being 34 years old with very little service - so Groco did a total rebuild of our awesome Model K toilets - like new! Thank you John Cly!
Eastwood gave us a new torch for our MIG welder after the old one died. They didn't have to...
Forespar contributed all the Marelon seacocks for Thunderbird 2! Perfect for a steel boat.
The paint companies are really coming through for us! Rustoleum have donated enough anti-fouling paint for Thunderbird 4.
SHURflo, lovely folks, sent us a macerator pump to deal with Thunderbird 2's sanitation system.
Rule Pumps have sent us four beautiful bilge pumps, but went the extra 10 miles and included all the hose and thru-hull fittings as well!
International Paint have offered us a donation of much-needed antifouling paint!
Centek have offered Vernalift exhaust systems for Thunderbird 2, a vital part of our green diesel-electric propulsion system, you are stars!
Thank you so much NovaFlex, for your fabulous donation of exhaust hose that would have broken our budget!
Richard and Susan Countess of Pierpont Bay Yacht Club, thank you so much for your club's warm welcome and your personal donation!
James Jensen, thank you for your Bristol 30 donation, a wonderful coastwise-worthy boat designed by Herreshoff, we'll name Thunderbird 3. Looking for a small crew to man this boat on her 3-year mission!
Danny and Marilyn of Grass Valley - for donating nearly 1,000 pounds of lead for Thunderbird 2's ballast, plus smelter and ingot former! Thank you so much.
Spinlock USA - you are champs! Thank you for the top-of-the-line PFDs to help Thunderbird 2's crew be safe.
Outback Power - we can't enthuse enough about the MPPT Charge Controllers you sent us. With the 1.5 kilowatt solar panels from BenQ Solar and your brilliant devices, we can run our watermaker up to 250 gallons PER DAY, enough to sustain a village of 1000 survivors after a coastal disaster! Click here to see what we installed.
Liz Hughes, IRG's creative manager who designed our logos, brochures etc!
Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly from Back to the Future Parts II and III)
Sean Matthews, for longstanding support from our earliest days!
William Dobbs, IRG's Phuket Commodore who contributed boxes of IRG Polos and T-shirts!