New initiatives for SailGP | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew initiatives for SailGP25/07/2022Save articleNew technological and sustainable clean energy innovations are being introduced to the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.SHOW FULLSCREENNew sustainability initiatives will be introduced at the Great Britain SailGP eventIn partnership with Aggreko, the provider of mobile modular power, there will be the largest solar collection SailGP has ever used, with bio-methanol fuel also used as an energy source, believed to the first time this has happened at a live event within the UK.The measures will enable the race village to be 100% powered by clean energy.Aggreko will also continue to utilise other renewable energy technologies such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), to power Trinity Pier and Clyde Quays where SailGP’s technical area will be based.“As we’ve seen Britain shatter its record for the highest temperature ever registered this week as a direct result of climate change, now more than ever all businesses, including sports organisations, need to act,” said SailGP global director of purpose and impact Fiona Morgan.Ambition“These are just a few steps in our ambition to be fully powered by nature by 2025, but it’s a real showcase of how we need to work together to tackle the climate emergency and every change makes a big difference.”Other initiatives include several electric on-water boats from RS Electric, Evoy and Vita, as part of SailGP’s target to power its entire on-water fleet by clean energy by 2025.Sail GP’s Inspire Program, the organisation’s community, education and outreach initiative will see racing taking place using hydrofoiling F50s, MarkSetBot robotic sailing marks, and support boats fitted with electric Epropulsion engines.And DRIFT Energy will show the technology of a foiling yacht that produces green hydrogen on board.The event takes place this weekend (July 31 – 31) in Plymouth. Nine teams will race on the water in the third event in SailGP’s Season three.TopicsEnvironment & SustainabilityGreat Britain Sail Grand PrixIndustry NewsSailGP

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