The International Paint Poole Regatta Pushes for Sustainability in 2020
Sustainability will be the main theme of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2020. Running across the bank holiday weekend from 23rd to 25th May 2020, the regatta is striving to have a neutral impact on the environment whilst ensuring that racing and evening socials maintain the fantastic reputation gained over the last 20 years.
A sustainability charter is being created, which will cover all areas of the event and every activity is being scrutinised to ensure that the most environmentally efficient options are used. For example, reflecting on the great 2018 regatta, the use of bow stickers is a regret and as such an immediate decision has been taken to ensure these are not used in 2020.
The charter will be created over the next few months and the regatta committee welcome suggestions from the yachting community to help shape it. If you have attended any events where good sustainable solutions were used then please get in touch to let them know. Visit the facebook page to send a message with your ideas www.facebook.com/PooleRegatta.
Racing organisation also continues to take shape with classes signing up to host their 2020 championships during Poole. To date the J24, J80 and VPRS National Championships are already confirmed alongside the IRC Southern Area Championship, with discussions ongoing for several other racing classes.