18. Use Eco-Smart Race Management Techniques

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Over the years, we have learned about many innovative ways regattas are limiting their environmental impacts via race management techniques. You can significantly decrease fuel usage by altering how you operate the racecourse. Did you know, reducing power by as little as 10% from full throttle will save 20% in fuel costs? You can also cut off potential sources of marine debris at the source.

HOW TO DO IT

  • Consider creating a spectator boat area off the course where boats are required to anchor and have engines off rather than idle around the course.
  • Rent or purchase a MarkSetBot – these robotic marks use electric self-propulsion and GPS technology to set and adjust marks on a course. This technology is efficient, smart and it eliminates the need for fossil-fuel burning power boats whose sole purposes are moving around marks.
  • Do not offer bow stickers or any form of identification which may become marine litter.
  • Register your event and download the Clean Regattas Toolkit for more information!

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