We are beginning our final preparations out here in Tokyo – over 6000 miles away from our training base back in Weymouth. The team are excited to get racing and are hoping to make you proud.
However, these Olympic Games will be different and we will all miss having our friends and family out here to support us. We are hoping you might show your support in a different way this year by supporting our Challenge 6000 initiative. It is estimated that over 8 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans every year and we often see first hand the devastation this causes. Therefore we hope you will join our challenge to remove a combined total of at least 6000 pieces of debris from the environment between the 23rd July and the 8th August.
To get involved, please visit debristracker.org to download the Marine Debris Tracker App and select the British Sailing Team from the list of organisations. Tracking debris through the app helps to support scientific research and informs data driven solutions.
If it is safe, please recycle or dispose of the debris properly. Do not try to pick up large items, dead animals, or anything that you suspect to be hazardous. Please consider your own safety and surroundings and use appropriate PPE, such as gloves or litter pickers.
Further information on how to use the app, including Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on the Marine Debris Tracker website. We would really love to see your efforts. Please follow the British Sailing Team on Instagram and share your photos from the challenge. Tag @BritishSailing and use #Challenge6000 by the 8th August 2021 to enter our prize draw for the chance to win some British Sailing Team goodies. Thank you for supporting us both on and off the water.
For more information visit The British Sailing Team website