OceanR sponsors The Green Blue's university sailing challenge
Published 18:03 on 12 Feb 2021
Eco-friendly clothing brand, OceanR, will sponsor The Green Blue's University Sailing Sustainability Challenge (USSC). The annual challenge, now in its fifth year, encourages sailing clubs from across the UK to complete a range of sustainable actions throughout the year, and in doing so achieve awards from Bronze through to Gold. Such actions include having a Spill Kit to clean up accidental oil spills, eliminating single-use plastics, and raising awareness of sustainable boating best practise through social media.
Sponsors OceanR specialises in re-purposing ocean waste, such as discarded plastic water bottles and old fishing nets, and using the recycled polyester fibres to make new apparel and products. As sponsors, OceanR will award a cash prize of £1000 to the USSC winners, to be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show later this month. Adam Chubbock, Sales Co-ordinator of OceanR, concurs, "The USSC closely aligns with our sustainable ethos. Our mission is to reclaim as much waste as we can from our oceans and recycle it into eye-catching sustainable clothing and products for sailing clubs and other businesses".
Kate Fortnam of The Green Blue commented, "We're so pleased to find a sponsor that supports the sustainable behaviours that this challenge encourages". The Green Blue is a joint environment programme between the RYA and British Marine that encourages a more sustainable approach to recreational boating. Sustainability Officer for York University Sailing and Windsurfing Club (YUSWC), Blair Davies said:"There's always room to improve operations to become more sustainable, and The Green Blue gives impetus to UK sailing clubs to be greener. It's very gratifying and something every club should get on board with".