News — 5 January 2021
Protect Wildlife campaign
The Mirpuri Foundation supports Hi Fly’s new environmental campaign, as the airline principal sustainability partner and as part of the foundation’s Wildlife Conservation Program, determined to protect and preserve Nature. Hi...
News — 17 December 2020
Save The Coral Reefs Tribute
Hi Fly said farewell to the A380 9H-MIP and in a very special way. The airline drew a heart in the sky as a final tribute to the Mirpuri Foundation...
News — 9 December 2020
The Portuguese Plastics Pact
As part of the organization’s goal to tackle plastic pollution, the Mirpuri Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now a Member of the Portuguese Plastics Pact. The Portuguese Plastics...
News — 4 December 2020
Webinar on Plastics and Human Health
The Mirpuri Foundation joined a webinar focused on the harmful effects of plastic on human health. The online event organized by CTT, Portuguese Postal Services, aimed to raise awareness and educate...
Expeditions — 17 April 2020
Cape Verde Science Expedition
A must-see documentary, portraying the scientific breakthroughs and the richness of marine life of the Sal Island. In the summer of 2019 the Mirpuri Foundation embarked on a Science Expedition in...
Expeditions — 24 August 2019
South Pole talk at famous Gstaad Yacht Club
Mirpuri Foundation President and Founder Paulo Mirpuri gave a presentation to the famous Gstaad Yacht Club in Switzerland, speaking on his recent journey to the South Pole. Paulo Mirpuri, who has...
Expeditions — 8 August 2019
New species discovered on Expedition
The Mirpuri Foundation is organizing a scientific expedition that embarked on a study of the biodiversity in the seas around Cape Verde and that has already identified new genus and species. The aim...
Expeditions — 4 July 2019
The Explorers Club Summit
Mirpuri Foundation President, Paulo Mirpuri, attended the Global Exploration Summit in Lisbon. Established in 1904, the Club, based in New York, brings together some of the world’s best minds, with...
Events — 23 October 2020
Surfing for Sustainability
The Mirpuri Foundation organized a surf class for Hi Fly’s staff, as airline’s principal sustainability partner. The sun was up and promised to deliver a perfect day for surfing at Sintra’s...
Events — 21 August 2020
Sustainability Workshop to young sailors
The Mirpuri Foundation hosted an interactive workshop on ocean sustainability with young sailors from the organization’s sailing academy at Clube Naval de Cascais. The Summer Course program, educational as well as...
Events — 5 June 2020
A Sustainable and Health-controlled Event
Today, June 5th, to mark World Environment Day, we organized the Webinar “Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy – A Sustainable and Health-controlled Event”. Key speakers were Paulo Mirpuri, President of the...
Events — 12 January 2020
Building Cultural Ties
Mirpuri Foundation builds cultural ties and offers musical opportunity with New Year concert As 2020 got underway the Mirpuri Foundation has given musicians its support, with its sponsorship of the New...
Sailing Trophy — 6 November 2020
Designing the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
The advent of a new international racing event deserves the creation of a very special trophy. The Mirpuri Foundation is working Leitão & Irmão to create the perpetual trophy for the...
Sailing Trophy — 16 July 2020
Inspiring young sailors to be the best
After the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, young sailors from the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy, at Clube Naval de Cascais, went onboard the winning boat, the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team VO65...
Sailing Trophy — 4 July 2020
A look back at the Sailing Trophy
The inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy took place last weekend with over 50 boats on the start line and some of the biggest names in offshore sailing taking part. Organised in...
Sailing Trophy — 28 June 2020
Racing for the Planet victorious in Sailing Trophy
The inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy has come to a close, with The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team’s ‘Racing for the Planet’ crew taking line honours in both legs this weekend. The...
MF Racing Team — 14 November 2020
24 Hours Offshore
Yoann Richomme, Skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, decided it was time to hit the open ocean for some offshore training recently to see how the crew performs when...
MF Racing Team — 29 October 2020
Offshore Sailing Training Session
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team Offshore Sailing Training Session ...
MF Racing Team — 14 October 2020
Entangled in an abandoned fishing net
While sailing to the race course in “Cascais Vela 2020” regatta, Racing for the Planet became entangled in an abandoned fishing net. Dumped fishing gear is one of the biggest plastic...
MF Racing Team — 8 October 2020
Winners of Cascais Vela 2020
The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team won the Trophy for Line Honours 1st in Cascais Vela 2020. It’s been an excellent long weekend of racing in the Cascais Vela organised by the...
VOR 2017-18 — 26 April 2019
Winners of BT Sport Industry Awards
The Ocean Race has won two BT Sport Industry Awards, earning recognition amongst some of the world’s biggest sporting brands and organisations by scooping the Cutting Edge Sport Award and...
VOR 2017-18 — 10 December 2018
Global leader in sport and sustainability
The sustainability programme of Volvo Ocean Race with Principal Partner Mirpuri Foundation, created to find solutions to the impacts plastic is having on our seas, came out on top in...
VOR 2017-18 — 22 November 2018
Race data revealed at expert conference
Unique information on the global concentration of microplastics pollution in our oceans has been presented at an international science conference in Lanzarote. The information was collected from seawater samples taken during...
VOR 2017-18 — 28 October 2018
Tribute to Portuguese Sailors
Portuguese sailors António Fontes, Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Melo have been honoured by Portuguese President Rebelo de Sousa after they took part in the world’s longest and toughest sailing event,...