SailGP has revealed how it worked with partners throughout Season 3 to maximize its sustainable impact in the league’s second annual Purpose and Impact Report.
Released last month, the report highlights the successes and challenges the league has faced as it targets sustainable growth, and spans the entirety of SailGP’s 11-event third season, from Bermuda’s season opener to the Grand Final in San Francisco.
Included in the report is detailed analysis of how the league worked closely with partners to showcase their sustainable innovations and technologies through the calendar of race events.
Specifically, the report highlights the league’s partnership with Oracle and its Cloud Infrastructure, which allows SailGP to remotely connect its venues to the Oracle Data Center and the league’s London broadcast studio. This helped significantly reduce the need for shipping, travel and overall broadcast emissions throughout Season 3.
Elsewhere, SailGP worked with Aggreko, which used bio-methanol fuel to great effect at Season 3’s Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth. The fuel, which emits 97% less C02 than diesel, was combined with SailGP’s biggest solar power effort so far to result in a fan village 100% powered by clean energy.
On the water meanwhile, SailGP worked with ePropulsion, which expanded the use of electric outboard motors in the league’s support fleet and saved the equivalent of three tonnes of C02 thanks to the use of nine electric engines.
Kuehne+Nagel meanwhile, which provides SailGP with a carbon neutral logistics service, monitored the most efficient transport routes for the league and kept shipping emissions at an absolute minimum.
Finally, SailGP worked with Cognizant to develop an Impact League dashboard. Launched at the beginning of Season 4, the dashboard tells the story of the Impact League with team highlights, videos and scoreboards and maximizes fan engagement with the podium for the planet.
The full Season 3 Purpose and Impact Report can be found HERE.