2015, 2016, 2018
Since 2015, the Vineyard Cup has been run as both a zero waste regatta that also only serves locally sourced food that was grown or raised on Martha’s Vineyard. The locally sourced/zero waste model has been continually refined by Sail Matha’s Vineyard, first expanding amongst their own events, such as the Vineyard Challenge (held in 2015 and 2016), and additionally sharing their sustainability plans and lessons learned with regattas around the country.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard, the host of the Vineyard Cup, operates in an environmentally responsible manner at all times and with all of its programs, both on the water and ashore. They seek to position Sail Martha’s Vineyard as the leading marine environmental and sustainability advocate and educator on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, while developing and promoting an environmentally responsible and economical event model of sustainability that becomes the standard, not only on Martha’s Vineyard but, over time, across the entire United States sailing community.
To view the full sustainability report from the Vineyard Cup, click here.