Sailors for the Sea – Clean Regatta Program
For our event in 2017, Grenada Sailing Week joined the Clean Regatta program run by Sailors for the Sea – you can find out more by clicking on this link: Sailors for the Sea. We were very proud to be awarded with the Bronze certificate for our efforts in this area.
This is the world’s only sustainability certification for water-based events.
Over 800 regattas, gams, rallies and cruises have registered as Clean Regattas. One part education, two parts activation, the program unites and mobilizes sailors by offering support and resources to help conserve and protect the ocean.
We will be creating reusable signage; asking vendors at our events to use responsible dinnerware; practicing responsible waste management by providing sorted recycling bins at our venues; encouraging water bottle reduction by providing (through sponsorship) reusable water bottles to sailors; requesting our food vendors provide sustainable food options at our events; providing useful and long lasting marine items as race day prizes rather than trophies that sit on a shelf gathering dust and so on.
Sponsors can get involved in our Clean Regatta program by providing re-usable promotional items for our skippers bags to cut down on paper resources, such as flyers that are read once and then thrown away.
We are seeking sponsorship of reusable water bottles to be given to participating crews and our volunteers. The water bottles would be branded with GSW 2017 logo and your own brand, thus creating a long lasting item promoting your brand long past the end of the regatta.