Once again this year, the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has committed to participating in the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas programme, which means that there will be measures in place to reduce the event’s environmental impacts. The recently held St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was also a certified clean regatta. As Sailors for the Sea explains:
A Clean Regatta generates less material waste, reduces the amount of debris in the water and on the shore, and the amount of nonpoint source pollution being washed into the sea. The waters on which we sail are also important ecosystems and habitat for marine mammals, fish and birds. Clean Regattas helps insure that the waters remain healthy and vital.
The recently held St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was also a certified clean regatta.
Last year, there were seven clean regatta events/seasons in the Caribbean; hopefully this year there will be more, rather than fewer.
Last year on Green Antilles: Green Regattas.
[Photo: Antlered Girl]