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Article courtesy of www.trofeoprincesasofia.org

Olympic sailors taking part in the 50th edition of the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía Iberostar carried out on Thursday a beach clean at Arenal and Can Pastilla beaches to makes their colleague sailors and citizens aware of the importance of keeping natural areas free of debris.

This action, an initiative from five International sailors with the support of the Balearic regatta, gathered hundreds of persons

Five young sailors have been the supporters of this initiative which is known as #Sailors4TheSea. Yago Lange (Argentina), Iago López-Marra (Spain), Hannah Mills (Great Britain), Kahena Kunze (Brazil), Martine Grael (Brazil) and Atlantic Brugman (USA) have been the ambassadors of a movement which, according to Lange “is global”. The Argentinian Sailor, who was Olympic diploma at the Rio 2016 Olympics, assures “plastics are the main problem at sea”.

Left to Right:Kahena Kunza (BRA), Martine Grael (BRA), Yago Lange (ARG), Iago Lopez-Marra (ESP), Hannah Mills (GBR), Atlantic Brugman (USA) & David Hussl (AUT) Image by Sailing Energy

“This has been a good action. We have gathered a lot of people and it is nice to see that there is general awareness, but the real help is to be respectful with the environment every day, take care of it and make sure that our beaches, coasts and seas are clean”. 

Spanish sailor Iago López-Marra, Diego Botín’s crew in the 49er class, has thanked the effort of his colleagues and the support shown by the organisers of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, providing means and promoting this event. “We only have one planet and it is our obligation to take care of it”. If everyone keeps its small area ashore clean, we will all together achieve the goal of not polluting our sea any longer”, he said.

Martine Grael (BRA). Image by Sailing Energy

The beach of Arenal has gathered around a hundred sailors, with Olympic sailors, Sofia Iberostar staff and members of the Club Nautic s’Arenal sailing school. The same action has also taken place at Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa by another group of around one hundred people, with attendance of sailors from Can Pastilla and Real Club Náutico de Palma sailing teams.

This beach clean is part of the sustainability programme undertaken by the Sofia Iberostar in this 50th anniversary edition and which follows the initiative Wave of Change by Iberostar, the main sponsor of the event that will see the first races starting on Friday for the cruisers and one design and on Monday for the ten Olympic classes.

Organised by Club Nàutic S’Arenal, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa, Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Balearic and Spanish sailing federations, the 50th Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar is sponsored by Iberostar and has the Govern de les Illes Balears and the Consell de Mallorca as institutional sponsors. The collaborators are Trasmediterránea, Europcar and Marine Pool as well as Palma and Llucmajor City Councils and Ports de Balears.

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The Academy is a multifaceted business.  The driving force and focus are the sailing events, but to sustain the facilities and business the WPNSA has several other revenue streams;
 
• Squad training through the RYA and class associations
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WPNSA has close links with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) working with them in many significant events such as the Sailing World Cup and Youth National Championships.  In addition, WPNSA is the training base for the British Sailing Team.
 
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The Royal Yachting Association had been trying for decades to secure a suitable site locally to make the most of these natural advantages, but the opportunity came when in 1999 it was announced that the Royal Naval Air Station at Portland was to be closed.
 
A group of local people established a not-for-profit company to take the vision of a national centre of excellence for the sport of sailing forward and with the support of the Royal Navy, the Royal Yachting Association, the South West Regional Development Agency, Sport England and all the local authorities in the area, this idea started to take shape.  The Academy started sailing operations on the site in March 2000.
 
After initially operating from the disused military buildings and facilities, in 2003 the Academy was in a position to start construction work on redeveloping the site.  At the same time the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was gathering momentum and the Academy was selected as part of the sailing venue in the bid to the International Olympic Committee.
 
Construction works were completed in the spring of 2005 and HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the new Academy buildings on 9th June 2005.  Less than a month later London was selected as the venue for the 30th Olympiad.  This impressive facility had therefore moved from starting sailing operations on the site to being part of an Olympic venue in slightly more than five years.  Once the decision had been made to award the 2012 Games to London, plans were put in place to further enhance the facilities to bring them up to the standard required by the International Olympic Committee.  The Olympic Delivery Authority then funded further marine works to meet these standards.  These works, consisting of additional reclamation of the harbour, new slipways, construction of a breakwater and pontoons were finished in 2008, on time and on budget, making the Academy the first of the 2012 venues to be completed.
 
Development of the Academy has provided first class facilities including 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tide as well as 600 dinghy spaces and 125 protected marina berths for ribs and yachts.

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