The Youth World Sailing Championships were held in Corpus Christi, TX, July 14-21, 2018. 66 countries from around the world sent teams to compete in this year’s event. The Theme of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship is SUSTAINABILITY and OCEAN CONSERVATION. This Championship was the first World Sailing event to include an environmental focus in a World Championship. New Earth was honored to help support the Official Sustainability Partner for the event 11th Hour Racing. New Earth composted a little over a ton of organic waste from the event.
Watch the video to see the part New Earth played in this record-setting event.
The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship was excited to use this event as a model not only for future World Sailing Regattas but also for future Corpus Christi citywide events and throughout the Texas Youth Sailing Regatta circuit. By running a clean regatta and actively incorporating education pieces into regatta activities the event organizers and hope to instill a passion for protecting the oceans and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable practices in our daily lives.
To fulfill their mission, the host country, the United States, created a “Green Team” for the championship. The Green Team goals were to:
- Reach the Platinum Level of Clean Regatta, as designated by Sailors for the Sea
- Promote environmental awareness and ocean conservation to the youth participants in the regatta and local South Texas community by including an environmental education component in the regatta festivities.
- Create an environmental legacy program for the South Texas Community and for the Youth Sailing World Championships.
- Publish a sustainability report based on GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Standards which can be used as a benchmark for future sailing and sporting events.