World Sailing, in partnership with the World Sailing Trust and 11th Hour Racing, have released a Sustainability Education Programme, developed with The Ocean Race, for sailing clubs and parents as part of its Agenda 2030 - sailing's commitment to global sustainability.
Launched on Earth Day (22 April 2020) the Sustainability Education Programme resources are free to use and are broken down into six topics which will be released over the next six weeks.
Initially released in English, further versions will be available in the coming weeks in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Click here to access English Sustainability Education Programme materials. When launched, other languages will be hosted by various Member National Authorities.
To expand the reach of the education programme, World Sailing will work with its Member National Authorities, Class Associations and Special Events, to cobrand the materials and launch directly to their membership.
The Sustainability Education Programme materials were developed with The Ocean Race, capitalising on the success of their own programme in the 2017-2018 edition of the race, and have been split into six topics each comprising of a booklet, trainer’s guide and worksheet for age groups 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12.
The topics are:
1. Race with World Sailing, learn about different kinds of events and boats - available today
2. Resources & Climate Change - available from 29 April
3. Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity - available from 6 May
4. Reducing Waste - available from 13 May
5. Oil & Fuel - available from 20 May
6. Boat Cleaning & Maintenance - available from 27 May
The materials will ensure the next generation of sailors learn about wider environmental issues that can affect the sport as well as those areas where the sport can make a positive impact.
The theme throughout is combining key sailing terminology with environmental issues whilst learning about some of the exciting events and boats in the sport that can inspire the next generation of sailors.
MNAs and Class Associations interested in using the materials should contact email@example.com.