‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ led by Britain’s Dee Caffari in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Turn the Tide on Plastic is a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message. The campaign, backed by the principle sustainability partner the Mirpuri Foundation, and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health. The team’s guiding mission is to amplify United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign throughout the eight months of the race.
Caffari sails with a multinational, 50-50 male-female squad, with the majority under 30 years of age. Alongside the sustainability focus, the messages around inclusivity in age and gender will be strong themes of a campaign that surprises on the water.
Turn The Tide On Plastic’s participation in the race aims to encourage people to change their behavior towards single-use plastic and marine pollution. They endeavor to lead and inspire lasting changes in addressing the crisis of plastic pollution in our ocean.
You can find more information about the crew and where they are sailing at the moment HERE.