The Bristol Gulls' mission
TO PROMOTE A SAFE AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR WATERS
BY MAKING THEIR CROSSING AS SUSTAINABLE AS POSSIBLE
JOIN THEM ON THIS JOURNEY
What is our story?
Using our journey we have created a campaign to raise awareness about the health of our waterways in particular focusing on plastic pollution.
How are we doing it?
1) We are looking at the kind of packaging taken on board (food, cosmetics, hygienic products, so on) trying to find alternatives or solutions to reduce our impact. We are looking to develop a partnership with a recycling company to ensure the packaging we take on board will all be recycled once we reach shore.
2) We are looking into alternatives for the kit we will wear. We have enter into partnerships with various brands that recycle plastics found in the marine environment: swimwear Davy J, sportswear League Collective and Finisterre , sunglasses Sea2See eyewear and many more to come.
3) We are looking at the structure and engineering of our boat.
The Bristol Gulls are thrilled to have entered into a partnership with Rannoch Adventure, to build and race an Eco Ocean Rowing Boat.
The ‘Eco Boat’ will be as lightweight and strong as their state-of-the-art vessel but built in a way that has less impact on the environment.
The Gulls will be the first ever team to race an Eco Boat in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, further emphasising their strong commitment to the environment and encouraging sustainable practices.