As part of a joint initiative between the Mirpuri Foundation and Bluewater, in 2021, a drinking water station was installed at the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy (Clube Naval de Cascais), in a first-ever move for sailing schools around the world.

This joint initiative was designed to promote health, raise awareness of the importance of drinking water free of chemical pollutants, and drive the pressing need to discard single-use plastic bottles. Bluewater hydration stations help to deliver fresh and safe water by removing up to 99% of impurities from water, including microplastics, that affect human health.

Due to the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the harmful effects of single-use plastics on our planet, young sailors from the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy are already made conscious of this issue in the academy’s curriculum.

To continue encouraging good practices, the water station launch saw a special educational water awareness session for the Sailing Academy’s young sailors.

The talk, led by the Mirpuri Foundation, explained the importance of good hydration for the human body, pointing out the benefits of drinking filtered water to human health.

Since the headquarters of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team are also at Clube Naval de Cascais, a number of crew members participated in the session to help to further enhance the children’s interest in the topics discussed.

The Mirpuri Foundation has been working for a long time against single-use plastic.

As part of its Marine Conservation Program, the Foundation has consistently raised awareness of marine litter and plastic pollution, especially through its “Turn the Tide on Plastic” campaign, which used 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race as a platform to share this sustainability message all over the world. As part of the Medical Research Program, the Mirpuri Foundation is also responsible for informing people about the harmful effects of plastic on human health, with microplastics being the cause of many diseases such as infertility.


More about this initiative here.