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Platinum Certification Achieved by Pathfinder Women at the Helm

Platinum Certification Achieved by Pathfinder Women at the Helm


Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm event is proud to be awarded the prestigious Platinum Clean Regattas Award from Sailors for the Sea.

This is the highest award possible with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas programme, which is the world’s only sustainability certification for water-based events. So we are up there with Kiel Week, Rolex Big Boat Series and 11th Hour Racing.

The key to the success of a “Clean Regatta” at any level is the implementation of a Sustainability Ambassador and a ‘Green Team’. This award was achieved with the support of the National Yacht Club, the cooperation and enthusiasm of the event participants, the commitment by race officials and the steering of the “Green Team” of Gail MacAllister, Susan Spain and Tim O’Brien.

Platinum status involves achieving 70 out of 75 “green” practices to reduce the impact of an event on the environment and leave a legacy of new habits and awareness. Clean Regattas has 4 levels an event can work towards based on their own capacity – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm has left a legacy of assets that all clubs, centres and classes can dip into and help achieve certification for their events.

You can take a look at the event’s own sustainability page here https://www.sailing.ie/Events/Irish-Sailing-Pathfinder-Women-at-the-Helm/-Event-Sustainability

NOR and SI recommendations, posters, basic guidelines and taking a step further into the consideration travel and product sourcing are all now available here https://www.sailing.ie/Our-Environment

If you would like advise or support making your venue or event "Green" and make your impact on keeping our seas and waterways clean please contact our Sustainability Officer Gail directly - gail.macallister@gmail.com

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