We want every sailor to know how to protect our waters while they sail.

On World Earth Day 2020, with our partners World Sailing and The Ocean Race, we launched the first in a series of educational resources for 6-12 year olds to support World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030.

The Sustainability Education Programme materials were developed with The Ocean Race, capitalising on the success of their own programme in the 2017-2018 edition of the race, and have been split into six topics each comprising of a booklet, trainer’s guide and worksheet for age groups 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12.

The topics are:

  1. Race with World Sailing, learn about different kinds of events and boats – available from 20 April
  2. Resources & Climate Change – available from 29 April
  3. Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity – available from 6 May
  4. Reducing Waste – available from 13 May
  5. Oil & Fuel – available from 20 May
  6. Boat Cleaning & Maintenance – available from 27 May

Initially released in English, further versions will be available in the coming weeks in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

When launched, other languages will be hosted by various Member National Authorities.

To expand the reach of the education programme, World Sailing will work with its Member National Authorities, Class Associations and Special Events, to cobrand the materials and launch directly to their membership, and the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) have already adopted and tested the educational resources.

The World Sailing Trust’s Marine Health Fund is very grateful for the funding received from 11th Hour Racing to support the project.

Access English Sustainability Education Programme materials

With thanks to our partners

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