Green Sail, an organization that brings together a large number of charters, marinas and many other environmental enthusiasts, in co-organization with ACI Marinas, organized a full-day team gathering on 14 October 2019 aimed at connecting many Green Sail partners and volunteers interested in protecting the sea and sea environment.
The team event began with a joint sailing from ACI Marina Split to ACI Milna. After arriving at ACI Milna, the participants moved to two nearby locations, where they joined forces in a sea and beach clean-up and removed almost 5 cubic meters of sea waste. In addition to many charter companies that contributed to the clean-up, the amazing result achieved would not have been possible without the great contribution of Draulik Diving Center from Milna, Calypso Diving Club from Omiš, Mornar Underwater Research Club, HELP organization and numerous volunteers of the organization.
Following an organized dinner at Navigare Restaurant (ACI Marina Milna) for all participants, the Green Sail organization announced the winner of its Sustainability Award where the award went to Adriatic Sailing Ltd. charter. The Sustainability Award competition was open to all Green Sail charter partners that have introduced an innovative eco-initiative, demonstrating the elements of environmental protection and sustainability, and making a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the company itself.
After announcing the winner of the best Green Sail charter partner sustainability initiative, the organization also announced the winner of the sailing competition in two categories: in the category of sailing boats up to 12.49 m, the winner was Dražen Grgić with his sailing boat Sveti Mihovil, while in the category of sailing boats over 14.50 m, Adriatic Sailing Ltd. charter once again won with their sailing boat Pixel.
The awards were presented to the winners by Leon Lučev, an award-winning Croatian actor and associate of the organization, and Grant Seuren, the founder of the Green Sail organization. Following the winners’ announcement and the awards ceremony, the participants ended the evening enjoying great music and great company.
Green Sail’s team event was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Milna Tourist Board, Euromarine company as the general representative of French boatbuilder Chantiers Jeanneau for Croatia, Musto company as the world-leading sailing clothing and accessories brand, NonCarbon company which uses non-invasive and innovative methods to remove carbon from vehicle engines, and Senjković Winery.
The aim of the event was to bring all Green Sail partners and volunteers together in a relaxed nautical environment in order to start a joint discussion on the protection of sea and sea environment and take part in environmentally friendly activities. This team event is undoubtedly a continuation of the united cooperation of all nautical stakeholders who, by supporting positive ecological actions, are actively helping develop sustainable nautical tourism in Croatia.