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. Learn more about Clean Regattas and how you can register your event by clicking here.
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
- 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
- Carbon Footprint – Reduce energy use
- Stormwater Prevention Pollution
- Tracking their success