VIDEO: Seeking to minimize their environmental impact

Published on October 31st, 2013

The 5460 mile Transat Jacques Vabre celebrates its eleventh edition when it begins November 3, taking the 43-boat fleet from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil. The largest of the competing classes is the Class 40 with 25 doublehanded teams.

Professional sailors Hannah Jenner (GBR) and Rob Windsor (USA) are among the Class 40 field as Team 11th Hour Racing, and they seek to set an example for a more responsible relationship with energy and water resources in the sport.

This video finds them loading up their boat before they head to the race village in Le Havre for the start of the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre. By looking at their food usage, energy usage and waste management, they’ve been able to reduce their weight for the race helping to make them cleaner, faster and better.

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