Mirpuri Foundation welcomed today it’s boat for the first time in Cascais, Portugal, after finishing Leg Zero. The team arrived early in the morning following a series of four competitions that marked the beginning of the pre-race activity and that were also the first chance to see the teams in a competitive shakedown against each other.
The “Turn the Tide on Plastic” led by Dee Caffari is now based in Cascais Marina, where it will continue training until October.
The skipper has already named Volvo Ocean Race veteran Liz Wardley as Boat Captain and further members of the crew will be announced in the next few weeks.
Starting in October 22nd, the youth 50-50 male/female Mirpuri Foundation team will amplify United Nations Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign throughout the race, raising awareness around the use of plastic.
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