Join us! in the celebration of the 500 years of circumnavigation and be part of the Sea People

Sea People is an artistic and humanistic initiative that I – an artist and a sailor – decided to launch having realised that many of us who are sea lovers often identify ourselves first and foremost as people of the sea.

This project aims to celebrate the 500th anniversary since the first circumnavigation in history (September 8, 1522) and accentuate the sheer number of people who still perpetuate that practice or, indeed, Art.

To do that I invite you register and join the Sea People – between September 8 and October 8, 2022, the month of the celebrations


As part of the Sea People you will belong to a community of like-minded seafarers with whom you will be able to exchange information, advice and experiences, including practical help to those who want to set out on a new journey and choose exceptional destinations, you will be updated on different technological advances that can make your journey easier and more pleasant and in case you dream of sailing around the planet you will get an opportunity to take part in that. 

By uniting around this celebration and sharing our contributions we will help raise awareness about the necessity to preserve the beauty of our seas, oceans and of our unique blue planet. Ideally, every person who sails, sailed or wishes to sail around the planet will be listed as part of this project. Please help this dream come true!

Milan Atanaskovic 

“There are three types of people: the living, the dead and the people of the Sea”
An old Greek saying



September 8, 2022
500th anniversary of circumnavigation

It is on that date in 1522 that the ship Victoria of Magellan-Elcano’s expedition sailed into the port of Seville having completed the first circumnavigation ever recorded.

Today, five centuries later, people are still sailing based on the same principles, using solely the energy of natural elements to trace this magnificent circle – with no other interest save for admiring the beauty of nature.

To this day, a sailboat remains the only work of human hands that can achieve that without using any additional energy.


Sailing trip around the world as an artwork

It is also on that date that it was proved for the first time that our planet was blue and round – a blue ball orbiting in the Universe.

We consider that these five hundred years of tracing circles around our planet are a work of art of unprecedented dimensions and proportions. At the heart of it are we who belong to the sea: the Sea People (seapeople).



This project is launched by and

User-friendly, simple and secure registration guarantees that your personal data will not be misused. The data we invite you to share with us – your name or pseudonym, the name of the ship, a photo(s), video(s), text(s), story(s) or other data related to the sea – will be used exclusively for the creation of this digital work of art. 

We expect you on board of this journey and encourage you to invite to join us any of your friends who share the same convictions as to the necessity to protect the sea, the oceans and the environment. 

The first half millenium is now!

Join us! Become a citizen of the Sea People