News — 12 November 2022
Open Letter Calling for Urgent Coral Reef Action
The Mirpuri Foundation, as an active member of the International Coral Reef Initiative, is part of a joint letter calling for Urgent Coral Reef Action. From the global alliance of the...
News — 7 October 2022
For a Better World
If one person can make a difference. Imagine what would happen if everyone tried. The Mirpuri Foundation was established with a single objective in mind. To make the world… a better...
News — 12 September 2022
Victory in the Portuguese Sailing Schools Cup
The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy, by Clube Naval de Cascais, won the Portuguese Sailing Schools Cup, which took place from the 2nd to the 4th of September in Costa Nova,...
News — 8 July 2022
Joining High-Level Political Forum side event
The Mirpuri Foundation participated in an official side event of the High-Level Political Forum 2022, which addressed new conservation technologies and knowledge systems to support the SDGs and post-2020 Global...
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 — 9 July 2022
Awards Gala surprises with a fascinating night
The Mirpuri Foundation’s Awards Gala was an outstanding success, with the worlds of Dance, Music and Theatre coming together to honor great talents and personalities at the São Carlos Opera...
Events — 1 June 2021
Sustainability Workshop in Moura
The Mirpuri Foundation’s mission to spread the word on the dangers of plastic to our oceans and human health, especially the poisonous nature of microplastics, has continued with a Sustainability...
Events — 11 October 2019
CIESM 42nd International Congress in Cascais
The Mirpuri Foundation President Paulo Mirpuri addressed the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) on the final day of its 42nd International Congress in Cascais, Portugal, with the presence of HSH Prince...
Events — 28 September 2019
The Mirpuri Foundation Concert for Peace 2019
The Mirpuri Foundation’s Concert for Peace 2019 has been commemorated by the planting of an olive, known as the tree of peace, by the Mirpuri Foundation President Paulo Mirpuri, Carlos...
Sailing Trophy — 13 July 2022
2022 Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award
Tainá Fonseca and Maria João Bebianno from CIMA, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, win the 2022 Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award. The winning project, entitled OneHealth, envisages to identify and better...
Sailing Trophy — 10 July 2022
Two days of intensely close racing
The one hundred and seven-foot superyacht Green Eyes and the professional sailing team on board the VO65 Racing for the Planet walked away with line honours after two days and...
Sailing Trophy — 9 July 2022
Nail biting line honours finish on Day 1
The 2022 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy got underway in spectacular fashion today in the bay of Cascais, Portugal. The regatta, which was established by the Mirpuri Foundation in 2020 to create...
Sailing Trophy — 6 July 2022
Exciting flotilla to line up this weekend
The annual Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is set to get underway this weekend 9 and 10 July in Cascais, Portugal. The regatta, which was established by the Mirpuri Foundation in 2020...
MF Racing Team — 14 July 2022
Victory in home waters
Jack Bouttell victorious in first competitive outing as the new skipper of Racing for the Planet. The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team this weekend claimed their first victory with new skipper Jack...
MF Racing Team — 30 June 2022
Raising awareness during the UN Ocean Conference
Yesterday the Mirpuri Foundation’s “Racing for the Planet” V065 racing yacht was commandeered by the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) to engage in a voyage designed to bring awareness...
MF Racing Team — 27 June 2022
Jason Momoa onboard Racing for the Planet
We are proud to have been part of this incredible journey with The UN and The Ocean Race working towards a global goal of saving our oceans. Jason Momoa, the world-renowned...
MF Racing Team — 30 August 2021
Cascais Vela 2021 Winners!
The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team won the Trophy for Line Honours 1st in Cascais Vela 2021. The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, which recently won The Ocean Race Europe, was awarded 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,...