Dee Caffari’s team docked into the Hong Kong Race Village at Kai Tak Park Runway at 04:54 UTC on saturday morning, after 18 days 01 hour and 39 minutes of racing on Leg 4 from Melbourn.
Turn the Tide on Plastic is a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message, and in this leg and for the first time in history with two portuguese sailors onboard, Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Melo.
The campaign, supported by the principle sustainability partner the Mirpuri Foundation is dedicated to the issue of ocean health. The team’s guiding mission is to amplify United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign throughout the eight months of the race.
Photo Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / VOR
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 — 22 Março 2018
Turn the Tide on Plastic deployed the drifter buoy
Mirpuri Foundation boat broken the seal on the drifter buoy and portuguese sailor Frederico Melo deployed it as per race instructions. The drifter buoy is a important tech to help scientists at National Oceanic and...