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Melges 32 Worlds

 September 27, 2012  | By: Oceana

Photo by Joy Dunnigan – click to view gallery.

This week the 2012 Melges 32 Worlds hosted by New York Yacht Club is taking place here in Newport. The event is being run as a Gold Level Clean Regatta through NYYC season long commitment. 2012 marks their fourth year in a row! The NYYC venue is a great example of how you can make simple changes to your yacht club, and keep them going year round to run all your events as Clean Regattas – they have hosted 17 major events this sailing season.

These are the best practices that have been followed at every NYYC regatta  this sumer:

  • Green Team
  • Water Bottle Reduction
  • Trash Free Regatta
  • No Discharge
  • Recycling
  • Non-Toxic Products
  • Gray Water Reduction
  • Oil Spill Prevention
  • Recycled Paper/ Online Registration & Results
  • Biodegradable or Reusable Products, such as plates, glasses etc.
  • Bottom Paint
  • Bottom Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Carbon Footprint – Reduce energy use
  • Stormwater Prevention Pollution
  • Tracking their success

We would like to thank NYYC for their longstanding commitment to Clean Regattas. We wish the racers the best of luck, view results here, and a live blog here.