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March 17, 2021
waterloop #85: Sailing for Sustainability in The Ocean Race with Anne-Cecile Turner and Simon Fisher

Crews in The Ocean Race, the iconic around-the-world sailing competition, have noticed changes in the water such as more trash and less marine life. But increasingly sailors and organizers are steering toward sustainability,


Crews in The Ocean Race, the iconic around-the-world sailing competition, have noticed changes in the water such as more trash and less marine life. But increasingly sailors and organizers are steering toward sustainability, including by gathering scientific data at sea and making changes to the event’s footprint. In this episode Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Director for The Ocean Race, and Simon Fisher, Co-Skipper of the 11th Hour Racing Team, discuss efforts in mapping microplastics, involving more boats in science, and sailors serving as advocates for the ocean.

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