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14 January 2011, 02:20 pm
Environmental Topics Discussed at the 2010 World Yacht Racing Forum
Sam Davies
Sam Davies, Vendee Globe skipper, on the panel of environmental debate

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Estoril, Portugal

Can Sailing Be Promoted As an Environmentally Friendly Sport was one of the topics in the agenda for the 2010 World Yacht Racing Forum held on the 14-15 December in Estoril, Portugal.
Public awareness of environmental issues is growing fast in the world of sailing and the World Yacht Racing Forum has included some environmental topics in its agenda.

Can Sailing Be Promoted As an environmentally Friendly Sport? Was debated by a panel of experts chaired by Andrew Pindar OBE, Board Director of EARTH WATCH and formed by the following members:

Sam Davies, Female Solo Vendee Skipper
Isabelle Jahlan, Head of Sponsorship, Veolia
Dimitri Caudrelier MA, Project Development Director, Quantis
Jo Royle, Skipper, Plastiki Project
Enrico Benco, Founder, Go Sailing For a Change.

The Panel Debate Topics were:

What Initiatives have the Industry taken to be Environmentally Friendly?
Is sailing the ideal platform to promote "green" brands?
How can sailing events promote Environmental Issues?
Case Studies of Successful Environmental Projects?

The World Yacht Racing Forum talked to Andrew Pindar to share his thoughts in preview of the session. To read the interview please click here:

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