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Sustainability Planning 101

March 15, 2017

Are you interested in developing and implementing a sustainability plan for your organization? Regardless of whether you are leading a community sailing center, planning a thousand person regatta, or building an America’s Cup team, this idea can seem quite daunting. At US Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium held in Austin, TX, in February 2017, 11th…

Cabarete Guide 2017: Upcycled Project

January 18, 2017

Cabarete Guide 2017: Responsible Tourism and Investment Guide created by The Mariposa DR Foundation. Published on Dec 16, 2016 Sailboat racers understand the importance of harnessing the power of the wind—of redirecting this energy to advance towards their goal. The Upcycled Sails Project harnesses this same momentum to steer these racing sails much further than…

Sail MV Adds Focus on the Environment

December 16, 2016

From the Sail MV Fall Newsletter, 2016 Collaboration with 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, has opened a new front in the work of Sail Martha’s Vineyard — one that dovetails perfectly with the organization’s mission. Since its founding 25 years ago, Sail MV has been about teaching Island children how…


November 7, 2016

The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is proud to announce that the 2016 race is the first sporting event in the United States to be ISO 20121 compliant, and it is the only sailing race in the U.S. to be consistently carbon neutral since 2012.  Data released by Race Management includes: Overall landfill…

Grantee Spotlight: Upcycled Sails & the Mariposa DR Foundation

November 1, 2016

Instead of disposing of old racing sails and kiteboard sails in the landfill, what if we could repurpose that material into something new? A new product that not only is useful but also supports a social good: improving the livelihoods of local women in the Dominican Republic by providing jobs and training, and using proceeds from sales to…

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