We are excited to announce that we have joined the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program.
Clean Regattas is a certification system that enables sailors to protect their local waters with 25 Best Practices that make sustainability approachable and easy. This program is an effort by Sailors for the Sea to raise the bar for environmental sustainability and ocean health around the world.
Circolo Vela Torbole is dedicated to protecting the waters upon which we sail. According to Regatta Chair, Phil Peron, “LPCC is excited to implement the Clean Regattas Best Practices to reduce our environmental impact. We are also interested in raising awareness about the issues our ocean faces, such as marine debris, chemical runoff and ocean acidification”.
The 2016 LPCC undertook several efforts in their Clean Regattas campaign, including:
- The formation of a Green Team
- Water Refilling Stations
- Water Bottle Reduction
- Sustainable Food Options
- Responsible Dinnerware
- Responsible Signage
We look forward to continuing the good work at the 2017 LaserPerformance Collegiate Cup!
About Clean Regattas
Clean Regattas is the world’s only sustainability certification for water-based events. The program enables sailors to protect their local waters by empowering them with tips and resources to implement sustainability initiatives. Since 2006, over 800 Clean Regattas have been run in 22 countries and in over half of all the United States. To learn more contact Robyn Albritton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit sailorsforthesea.org.