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Sailing involves visiting fragile, pristine and relatively undisturbed natural areas. We stand for our responsibilities and offer a low-impact and small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism with a focus on nature preservation. Our purpose is ecological conservation so that that future generations may experience these destinations relatively untouched by human intervention. It is our social responsibility to reduce our energy consumption, to reuse items, to recycle and to conserve water.
As we value the environment and are aware of global issues such as climate change, pollution, species extinction and the need for sustainability. We support environmentally friendly sailing, creating a softer footprint and reducing the impact on the world’s oceans by following these basic rules:
- Travel under sail rather than engine whenever possible to reduce carbon footprint.
- Minimize the amount of soap and detergent sent overboard from sinks, showers, clothes washing and onboard cleaning.
- Where possible use environmentally friendly products: soaps, cleaning materials, toilet paper, bags and so on.
- Avoid products containing chlorine or bleach as these are harmful to sea life and vegetation.
- Throw only biodegradable rubbish overboard. Keep everything else for correct disposal onshore. Say NO to plastic bags!
- Maintain fuel lines, connections and seals to avoid leaks. Never pour old fuel, diesel or oil into the ocean. Used motor oil and dispose filters and rags at marinas and recycling centers.
- Properly maintain your engine: this will not only save you a lot of fuel (and money) but will also reduce pollution. Donâ€™t overfill fuel tanks!
- Earth friendly boat maintenance: Use nontoxic cleaners, wax your boat and wash topsides only and use marine friendly paint.
- Instead of regular antifouling we recommend: Intersleek Pro, completely biocide-free, meaning it does not release active ingredients into the marine environment.
- Reduce your speed in sensitive areas – excessive wash can disturb bird nests, erode the shoreline and damage vegetation.
- Be sure there are no reefs or sensitive areas when you drop anchor. Never drag your anchor.
- Install solar panels and/or wind generators where possible and replace your old batteries. Switch to LED lights to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
- Install or create aÂ water maker on board to utilize sea water.