Following the success of last year’s show the environmental programme will once again be holding an exhibitor stand with hands-on activities as well as giving talks on the Great Hall stage.
The Green Blue is the environmental programme which is joint funded by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine. It aims to inspire sustainable recreational boating for cleaner, healthier waters.
The Green Blue’s Campaign Manager, Kate Fortnam, will be joined on stage on both days, by The Final Straw’s Bianca Carr and Olympian, Hannah Mills, who is representing The Big Plastic Pledge. You can hear how these three campaigns are all contributing to protecting the waters we sail in as they discuss, ‘Dinghy sailing for a Sustainable Future.’ The trio will also be open to questions afterwards so don’t miss your opportunity to join in with the conversation. You can check out The Green Blue’s talk at 2.15pm (Sat. & Sun.) on the Great Hall Stage.
After the talk make sure you drop by The Green Blue’s exhibitor stand in the Panorama Hall. Don your lab coat and have a go at being a detective with Marine CSI: Plastic Pollution. Get up close with sand samples and learn just how long it really takes for litter to biodegrade. Guess all the answers correctly and you could be in with a chance of winning a Dry Robe! The daily prize winners will be announced at the end of each day.
Also at this year’s Dinghy Show will be the annual prize-giving of The Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Awards. Now in its fifth year the challenge encourages university sailing clubs up and down the Country to take action and make their sailing more environmentally sustainable. This can include ensuring sailing venues have spill kits available for cleaning up any accidental oil and fuel spills to distributing re-usable sports bottles during training sessions and events to reduce waste. Prizes will be awarded at 1.15pm (Sat. only) in the Great Hall.
For more information about The Green Blue visit: thegreenblue.org.uk