Nov 8, 2023
More Miles Less Plastic crosses the Atlantic ocean with Ambrogio Beccaria
One Ocean Foundation and the ambassador Ambrogio Beccaria raise awareness on marine pollution at the Transat Jacques Vabre

The More Miles Less Plastic initiative returns at the transatlantic racing with Ambrogio Beccaria, ocean sailor and One Ocean Foundation ambassador. After the success achieved a year ago at the Route du Rhum, the Foundation and Ambrogio Beccaria newly activated the More Miles Less Plastic environmental initiative for the Transat Jacques Vabre, a double regatta departing from Le Havre and arriving in Fort de France, in Martinique.

"We have chosen to promote and support the One Ocean Foundation's More Miles Less Plastic initiative - declared 'Bogi' Beccaria - to raise awareness and make a concrete positive action towards the marine pollution issue: for every mile I will sail during the Transat Jacques Vabre, we will collect one kilogram of plastic from the coasts with OOF, thus preventing it from entering the sea. During last year’s Route du Rhum, over four tons of plastic were removed. The initiative is designed to have a tangible impact through a measurable and certified through the collection of waste from the coastal areas of developing countries. The collected plastic will be recycled and reintroduced into the value chain and the coastal populations involved will receive a remuneration."

Ambrogio Beccaria with his “Alla Grande -Pirelli”, together with co-skipper Nicolas Andrieu, is currently in command of the Class 40 with an hour and 15 minutes advantage over the second. The regatta started on Sunday 29 October but, due to the storm Ciaran which hit the Atlantic coasts and beyond, the organization had communicated a change of route, foreseeing a sort of mandatory pit stop in Lorient, on the Breton coast. The arrival in Martinique is approximately scheduled for November 22nd after 3750 nautical miles of the theoretical route which are added to the over 300 already travelled.

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