From April 14-20, 2019, Les Voiles celebrates its 10th anniversary. To make it a great celebration, every team from the very first year has been invited to return and race on the beautiful waters around Saint Barth, with many surprises on shore and at sea…
For its 10th edition and building upon the great work from the Collectivity of St. Barth with the Assises de l’Environnement (Environment Symposium), which took place on the island last December, the organizers of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille are committed to make the event as clean, ethical and eco-friendly as possible.
“In our region, we are particularly affected by the phenomena linked to climate change, such as hurricanes and Sargasso weed, which are a genuine scourge, both for our island and for the health of its residents. Last year, we were focused on the recovery from Irma’s devestation, but it is now time to think about the future and take action to preserve this idyllic environment as much as possible,”, said the organizer of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, François Tolède.
“We’re lucky enough to live in an exceptional environment and organize races on a fabulous location,” said the Race Director, Luc Poupon. “We must preserve this paradise and we must lead by example.”
Leading by example involves practical measures, such as the elimination of plastics, whose contribution to the pollution of the oceans has become a major challenge for the planet. Over 100,000 creatures of the deep (fish, marine mammals and shellfish) die each year as a direct result of ingesting plastic waste in the oceans. If the use of plastic, and notably single-use plastics, continues on the track of the 2017 figures, by 2050 the oceans will contain as much plastic waste as fish.
Thanks to the support of the 11th Hour Racing organization, which has been working for a number of years with the marine community and marine industries to further the solutions and to protect and restore the health of the oceans, Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille has put in place various actions from the Sailor for the Sea association to the support of local organizations such as the Agence Territoriale de l’Environnement de Saint-Barthélemy.
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