Littering the ocean with a boat:
What should you do when you see a yacht floating with no of signs of life? Well that question was asked onboard the Volvo Ocean Race team Turn the Tide on Plastic as they beam reached in northeasterly trades toward New Zealand.
“We were sailing within sight of Brunel (to leeward) and to weather we saw another yacht close to our track,” explained skipper Dee Caffari, positioned 1400 nm to the east of the Philippines. “We looked through the binoculars as there was no sign on the AIS software and contacted race control.
“We called on the VHF with no response and race control confirmed there was no active SAR (search and rescue) in the area. Our onboard reporter sent up the dron…
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World Sailing leads sport in sustainability:
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has become the first International Sports Federation to be awarded the international sustainability standard ISO 20121. This standard specifies the requirements for an Event Sustainability Management System to improve the sustainability of events. The standard provides building blocks that enable organisations to continue to be financially successful, become more socially responsible, and reduce its environmental footprint. Full report.
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