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Tips on How to Go Green on Your Next Sailing Trip

Tips on How to Go Green on Your Next Sailing Trip

Tips on How to Go Green on Your Next Sailing Trip. If you like sailing in the waters of the Caribbean, ensure that you dispose of your trash properly so as not to harm our marine life. On the water, waste can quickly become marine debris, and it is the most pervasive pollution problem now. Not just an eyesore but it also kills marine animals and birds. As a sailing enthusiast, we need to do our part and help the environment,

Here we’ve put together our tips and ideas on how you can care for the sailing environment in the Caribbean.

Tips on How to Go Green on Your Next Sailing Trip


Keep your boat deck trash free

While sailing makes sure that you dispose of your trash found on the deck because it can quickly end up in the sea this is to protect your property and the sea from pollution.

Limit your plastic usage

After you have prepared your yacht and ready to sail, please check perhaps you are stocking too much plastic. In preparing your commodities on board, use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic to lessen your plastic usage, especially when you are sailing.

Use a refillable drink bottle

Learn how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. So, instead of binning your disposable plastic bottle, why not refill it? Better yet, avoid bottled water and use refillable water bottles. This will decrease the amount of waste that ends up in the sea.

Don’t throw your waste into the sea

Did you know that 20% of marine waste comes from human activities carried out at sea? Ensure that the people on board in your rented yacht will not throw any of these- Cigarette butts, water bottle, food waste, and snacks packaging. Instead, dispose of any rubbish in the boat until you can dispose of it properly. It has been recorded that a considerable percentage of seabirds and sea turtles die each year because of ingestion of marine waste.

Use alternatives to replace cling film and plastic wrap.

We know that it is easy to use ‘go-to’ kitchen staple to keep our food fresh, especially during your sailing adventure. But, instead of using plastic wrap, look for an alternative option available like beeswax wraps as a sustainable alternative or use reusable containers.

Avoid using a motor during sailing when possible.

The gliding through the sea while sailing using the power of the wind helps sea preservation and is more beneficial for the environment. So, take advantage of the wind- relax and enjoy and enjoy sailing and use your motor only when needed.

Provide space between boats in marinas.

The ideal distance that should be observed in marinas is 40 -60 cm between boats—allowing the sun’s rays to filter through the passage of deep water, enabling a smooth photosynthesis process which assures the self-purification of the sea.

So if you are a sailor enthusiast, the sea is your playground and our office, and we need to take responsibility for it. Next time, if you are planning for a sailing adventure after renting a boat or a yacht be responsible enough. 

Taking the above guidelines when sailing in the Caribbean will ensure that you’re able to enjoy the wealth of natural resources available for years to come and our planet will undoubtedly thank you!

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