This year we will be introducing a “Greenest” Boat Trophy, rewarding crews for implementing more sustainable behaviour to contribute to making LBCC a clean regatta. For the first year, we have tried to keep the criteria simple to help you make steps towards greater impact reduction.
The assessment will be relatively qualitative, with more stringent targets being brought in in future years. The main aim is to get everyone involved in thinking about how we can be more sustainable sailors!
The greenest boat award will be assessed as follows:
Category: Criteria: Scoring:
Green Boating Commitment: Sign up as a Green Boater with Sailors For the Sea: Pre-requisite
Energy Use: Report fuel used for duration of regatta: Pre-requisite
Transport: Travel modes of crew to Cowes: Ranked
Waste- Re-use: Using reusables to reduce waste: 1 point
Waste- Re-use: Re-use of kit, flags, banners, equipment from previous years: 1 point
Waste- Recycling: Active recycling of all recyclables: 1 point
Waste- Recycling: Zero non-recyclable waste: 1 point
Food Inventory: Provision of food inventory for all meals, which will be assessed: Ranked
Outreach: Sustainable boating media outreach (social media, websites, blogs etc): 1 point for each instance
Innovation: Approved innovative measures: Ranked
In the introductory year, we will be measuring performance on the basis of information submitted by crews such as photos, screenshots and questionnaires.
This will rely on some trust, but it is intended to be a bit of fun and help with education on green boating practices!