SailGP athletes have been marking Earth Day all around the world and quizzed on the league’s efforts to make sustainability essential to the fabric of the sport.
Athletes including New Zealand’s Blair Tuke and Jo Aleh, Spain’s Florian Trittel and Diego Botin, Switzerland’s Sebastien Schneiter and Canada’s Phil Robertson promoted Earth Day in locations including the Hauraki Gulf, the Cotswolds, Mallorca and the Swiss Alps.
Athletes urged fans to commit to protecting the planet as they enjoyed activities such as wing foiling, hiking and skiing around the world.
“It’s always been the ocean first for me,” said Kiwi wing trimmer Blair Tuke. “Any chance I get, I jump under the waves and see what’s going on with the life in there. This Earth Day, let’s remember that most of this planet is ocean.”
Elsewhere, Canada’s Isabella Bertold, Switzerland’s Jason Saunders and the United States’ Hans Henken were quizzed on SailGP’s sustainability efforts.
The athletes were asked a series of questions touching on the league’s podium for the planet, the Impact League, and which country was the first to host SailGP’s first 100% clean energy event.
Earth Day, which is themed around ‘Investing in Our Planet’ in 2023, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.