Cuban stopover for Race for Water!

Wednesday, 09 August 2017


 The Race for Water vessel and her crew made landfall in Havana on Thursday 20 July for an 18-day Cuban stopover. Having set sail on 7 July from Caroline Bay Marina in Bermuda, the mixed solar-hydrogen-kite-powered vessel took 13 days at an average speed of 3.5 knots to cover the 1,300 nautical miles separating Bermuda and Cuba. Thirteen days of sailing disrupted by a series of overly frequent encounters with plastic waste floating on the surface of the water according to the crew. All too aware of this growing plastic pollution, the Race for Water Foundation is now on Crocodile Island to inform, raise awareness and act on this scourge by getting involved with the local Waste Management protagonists and the young generations. Read more.

Plastic Waste to Energy Workshop on board
Thirty Cuban experts from diverse backgrounds joined R4W team to talk about plastic pollution and energy transition. Everyone had the chance to visit the vessel, perfect demonstrator of the solar-hydrogen-kite energy mix, and discover its itinerary exhibition presenting the essential role played by the ocean and the plastic contamination challenge. Read more.

Emotions for the Race for Water crew
Among the fifty children welcomed aboard the ambassador vessel, the group of the Acualina Foundation distinguished himself by presenting to the crew their raising awareness show on the importance of the water and the oceans. Splendid moment of sharing, full of hope for the future

Meeting with street collectors
Like many islands and coastal cities, Cuba is unfortunately not spared by plastic pollution, notably because of the lack of infrastructures and of the wild dumps that flourish almost everywhere, often at the water's edge. In order to partially remedy this problem, governmental cooperatives were set up in each city to encourage the informal collection of certain recyclable waste. Aluminum, glass, paper are therefore collected for recycling. On the plastic side, only PET and HDPE seem to have branches at present. As a result, many plastic wastes are abandoned with a high probability of ending their life in the ocean. Producing electricity from plastic waste, a solution put forward by the Foundation, could help to stop this haemorrhage and to preserve the famous cuban sea life.

Next stop : Dominican Republic
Here we go again! Race for Water crew dropped the moorings on August 8th early morning, after "a contrasted, enriching and exotic" Cuban stopover, according to the team. The 100% autonomous ship set the course towards the Dominican Republic where she will stop from August 21st until September 10th. New adventures to follow !

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demonstrator of the solar-hydrogen-kite energy mix, and discover its itinerary exhibition presenting the essential role played by the ocean and the plastic contamination challenge. Read more.

Emotions for the Race for Water crew
Among the fifty children welcomed aboard the ambassador vessel, the group of the Acualina Foundation distinguished himself by presenting to the crew their raising awareness show on the importance of the water and the oceans. Splendid moment of sharing, full of hope for the future

Meeting with street collectors
Like many islands and coastal cities, Cuba is unfortunately not spared by plastic pollution, notably because of the lack of infrastructures and of the wild dumps that flourish almost everywhere, often at the water's edge. In order to partially remedy this problem, governmental cooperatives were set up in each city to encourage the informal collection of certain recyclable waste. Aluminum, glass, paper are therefore collected for recycling. On the plastic side, only PET and HDPE seem to have branches at present. As a result, many plastic wastes are abandoned with a high probability of ending their life in the ocean. Producing electricity from plastic waste, a solution put forward by the Foundation, could help to stop this haemorrhage and to preserve the famous cuban sea life.

Next stop : Dominican Republic
Here we go again! Race for Water crew dropped the moorings on August 8th early morning, after "a contrasted, enriching and exotic" Cuban stopover, according to the team. The 100% autonomous ship set the course towards the Dominican Republic where she will stop from August 21st until September 10th. New adventures to follow !

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