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Offshore racing is a sport that compromises with the elements and upon oceansthat represent a precious and threatened playground. Professionals of the sea are the first witnesses of the global impact of mankind on this fragile environment.
Although propelled by the wind, sailing yachts such as IMOCA monohulls have a significant environmental impact linked to their construction, the organisation of events in which they participate and the management of their end-of-life. It is one thing to note this, but it is now time to take action.
The purpose of the IMOCA and its members' approach is to act with both humility and determination in order to minimize our impact within our industry and to broadcast cautionary and positive messages to our global audience.
The objective is to put together an extensive programme, proposing practical and achievable actions and involving as many protagonists as possible, beyond the ocean racing environment.
We hope that skippers, teams, suppliers, events and partners can take ownership of some of the proposed actions and that everyone can become an ambassador for the programme.
FOUR AREAS OF WORK