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07/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2019 15:22

2019 Word Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

2019 WORLD SAILING 11TH HOUR RACING SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

2019 marks the second annual World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, and World Sailing are looking for a diverse and talented applicant pool. Irish Sailing clubs, centres and sailors have all been making waves to Turn the Tide on Plastic and much more, so we are sure there are some worthy nominees out there.

This Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030.

Irish Sailing Sustainability Ambassador and Round the World Sailor, Damian Foxall, says 'This award is an excellent opportunity to highlight the great efforts in place throughout Ireland and encourage further commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.'.

Do you know someone or somewhere that meets this description? Can't forget the fantastic project you saw sailing with a friend or at your local club or centre? Or, perhaps the best nominee is right in your neighbourhood or office!

The 2019 winner will receive a $10,000 prize to support its sustainability initiatives and an iconic, perpetual trophy that is made from recycled carbon fibre from an America's Cup boat. Better yet, the work of these winners will serve as a catalyst for positive change and inspire others to start their own sustainability projects.

Irish Sailing Sustainability Ambassador and Round the World Sailor Damian Foxall says 'This award is an excellent opportunity to highlight the great efforts in place throughout Ireland and encourage further commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.'.

Learn more from 11th Hour Racing short video HERE.

Don't let the summer disappear and miss the nomination deadline.

The deadline to nominate a sailor, sailing club, class association or any other organization that is delivering sustainability initiatives is August 23rd.

If you are interested in taking on some sustainability initiatives take a look at Irish Sailing's advise on taking care of our environment