Australian SailGP Team partners with environmental organisation

 Tom Slingsby’s Australian SailGP Team has joined the fight against marine plastic pollution, partnering with global movement Parley for the Oceans as its official Race For The Future Partner, in a multi-season deal.

Parley For the Oceans is an environmental organisation where creators, thinkers and leaders raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans, take action against major marine threats, and explore new ways of thinking and living on our finite, blue planet. As part of SailGP’s Race for the Future purpose-led agenda, the partnership will aim to raise awareness of the issues faced by the ocean and inspire action, harnessing the power of sport to do so.

Tom Slingsby on SailGP boat waving at camera
The Australian SailGP Team have announced Parley for the Oceans as their official Race For The Future Partner, ahead of the upcoming SailGP event in Plymouth, July 17 – 18. Photo – Rick Rycroft

As part of SailGP’s purpose agenda each SailGP team identified their purpose beyond sailing and goals they wanted to achieve. They then looked to secure the right partner who aligned with their vision. For the Australia Team and its sailors, that was a genuine desire to create a greener future, with their love of the water driving their efforts to preserve the ocean for generations to come.

“Our team is passionate about leaving a positive impact that extends beyond sailing to protecting the Australian way of life,” Australia Driver and CEO Tom Slingsby said. “With the ocean integral to our sport, we have a responsibility to give back to the surroundings that make our sport possible.”

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