Britain’s Dee Caffari will lead ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ – a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Her campaign, already backed by the Mirpuri Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health.
The sixth confirmed team out of a possible eight for the upcoming edition will amplify United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign throughout the eight months of the race, which covers 45,000 nautical miles of racing around the world, taking in 12 Host Cities on six continents.
Caffari’s ambition is to build a multi-national, 50-50 male/female squad, with the majority under 30 years of age. As part of the sustainability focus, the messages around diversity in age and gender will be strong themes of a campaign that in sporting terms may not start as a favorite, but could easily surprise on the water.
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 — 19 Setembro 2017
Race winner Martin Strömberg joins Turn the Tide on Plastic
Sweden’s Martin Strömberg, a three-time race veteran and winner from the 2011-12 edition, is joining Mirpuri Foundation team for the Volvo Ocean Race. Strömberg, who will be a watch captain, helmsman and...