On World Ocean Day, 8 June, Team Spirit of Adelaide announced they are the first entrant of the Ocean Globe Race 2023 to commit to raising awareness of ocean conservation, by partnering with Clean Sailors.
The crew are doing so in the name of Clean Sailors and clean sailing, raising awareness of ocean conservation within our global sailing community. Spirit of Adelaide’s partnership with Clean Sailors will see the boat be painstakingly renovated, victualled, run and maintained with the highest regard paid to the health of our most important ecosystem – our ocean.
S/V Outlaw, a Baltic 55 originally built for the 1985/86 Whitbread Round the World Race, is currently under renovation for the 50th anniversary of the edition next year, namely the Ocean Globe Race. The Spirit of Adelaide crew, which includes Skipper Campbell Mackie, are keen to raise awareness of cleaner sailing and to educate on the opportunities of reusing, upcycling, refitting recycling and renovating their vessel with the environment in mind.
Through their partnership, Clean Sailors and the Spirit of Adelaide crew are aiming to demonstrate a successful clean sailing case study, without impacting the performance of the yacht.
Clean Sailors founder, Holly Manvell said: “The Ocean Globe Race represents one of the most adventurous team journeys there is on our planet, traversing the 27,000 miles of our great global waters. As sailors, our waters are our passion and playground, and we are super excited to be joining our friends, the Spirit of Adelaide crew, to promote ocean health and to showcase opportunities for cleaner sailing.”
S/V Outlaw Skipper, Campbell Mackie added: “The oceans of the world are our special place and we care about their health. Our partnership with Clean Sailors will teach us how to make better ocean-safe choices. We are proud to be the first OGR team to partner with Clean Sailors and to use the opportunity to raise awareness of, and demonstrate, viable solutions.”