As the “Turn the Tide on Plastic” Team continues training for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 edition, the Mirpuri Foundation´s President Paulo Mirpuri joined the crew for a morning of inshore action. Part of the non-profit organization’s team was there for the sailing experience, and also Carlos Carreiras, the Mayor of Cascais, who came to meet the new portuguese sailors on the team, Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Melo.

 The meeting took place at the Cascais Marina and started with a debrief from skipper Dee Caffari, which included security waivers.

The sustainability-focused boat will go into assembly period by the end of next week so the team has a strict preparation schedule in order to be 100 per cent ready for the Volvo Ocean Race.

Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Melo are already training at full speed and they got the chance to share a few of their recent experiences with Paulo Mirpuri, as he is also a skillful sailor.

The full “Turn the Tide on Plastic” team is expected to be announced in a few days and it will follow Dee Caffari’s commitment on bringing to the race a youthful and diverse crew. Starting October 22nd, they will be backing and amplifying the UN Environment campaign Clean Seas, around the issue of ocean health, one of the priorities of the Mirpuri family’s organization.