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Emily Penn, Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town, Sailing

Ocean Summit – Cape Town

December 9, 2017

As the sailing teams busily prepared for the in-port race and leg start – sailors, race partners, ocean leaders and local environmental NGOs gathered for a two-day Ocean Summit at the V & A Waterfront, home to the Volvo Ocean Race village in Cape Town. Here’s a selection of highlights from the day! Plastic Pollution…

Vestas 11th Hour Racing spends day with Environmental Monitoring Group

December 6, 2017

After sailing 7,000 miles from Lisbon, Portugal, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to realize that despite having been in the middle of the ocean, their access to fresh water was more consistent than what is available to many in Cape Town. Since 2015, this city and the surrounding…

Musto reduces plastic usage by 70%

November 21, 2017

When it comes to reducing plastic usage in the marine industry – there are many avenues for improvement, and the clothing sector is no exception. With the Volvo Ocean Race becoming a leader in sustainability for sailing events – as the Official Supplier of Sailing Apparel and Footwear – Musto knew this was an opportunity…

Community Engagement in Portugal

November 2, 2017

For their second grant of the Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing chose a newly formed organization that is leading sustainability in an innovative manner – Circular Economy Portugal (CEP)! The organization was founded by Lindsey Wuisan to inspire, act and consult on solutions that accelerate the transition to a circular economy. So what is…

Ocean Summit in Alicante

October 18, 2017

Today marked an exciting event, the first of seven Ocean Summits to take place during the Volvo Ocean Race. Never before has a sailing event so prominently featured the critical mission of protecting the very waters we sail on. The summit brought together sport, science, government, NGOs and the private sector – to generate discussion…

Community Engagement in Alicante

October 17, 2017

  Team members from Vestas 11th Hour Racing joined school children, staff members, and volunteers from ANSE (Asociación De Naturalistas Del Sureste) at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante, Spain. Students and sailors toured the organization’s wooden sailing vessel, which is equipped to allow ANSE to monitor and protect endangered species, study pollution effects…

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