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Through the very environment in which we practise our sport, sailors are already very environmentally aware and World Sailing has the following objectives to respect and safeguard our environment:
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World Sailing International Regulations Commission represents the interests of World sailing, its member National Authorities and all users with IMO and other international or national institutions.
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Below you will find a list of documents which aims to provide sailors, race organizers, race officials, and any other person interested in the world of sailing, the necessary information to raise awareness, educate and help reduce the environmental impact from sailing.
* World Sailing Code of Environmentally Friendly Behaviour, a one page document with basic advice on good environmental practice for any sailor around the world.
* World sailing Guidance for Sailing Venues, a set of guidelines to be adopted by training centres or any sailing venue with an interest for sustainability. This document includes references to pollution control, energy and water use, waste management, wildlife and conservation.
* World Sailing Green Event Guidance; this document provides a guidance for each role in a sailing event, (Race Organizer, Race Officials, competitors and support crew) aimed to ensure that sustainability issues are taken into consideration during its planning, staging and aftermath.
* Offshore Racing Environmental Code, a guideline on good environmental practice for Offshore Races.
* World Sailing statement on Bio-fouling