SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability Education Programme

Sustainability Education Programme

Sustainability Education Programme

As part of IODA’s Sustainability Strategy, we are introducing a co-branded IODA version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme to our Members and Optimist sailors around the globe.

World Sailing, in partnership with the World Sailing Trust and 11th Hour Racing, have released a Sustainability Education Programme in eleven different languages as part of its Agenda 2030 – sailing’s commitment to global sustainability. 

The Sustainability Education Programme materials were developed with The Ocean Race, capitalising on the success of their own programme in the 2017-2018 edition of the race.

The educational materials are split into six Topics each comprising of a Booklet, Trainer’s Guide and Worksheet for age groups 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12.

The Topics are:

  1. Race with World Sailing
  2. Resources & Climate Change
  3. Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity
  4. Reducing Waste
  5. Oil & Fuel
  6. Boat Cleaning & Maintenance

The co-branded IODA version of the World Sailing /IODA Sustainability Programme is currently available in English and free of charge to all our Members, coaches, sailing schools and sailors.

Alternate language versions will soon be available in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The materials will ensure the next generation of Optimist sailors learn about wider environmental issues that can affect the sport as well as those which the sport can contribute to.

The theme throughout the six Topics combines key sailing terminology with environmental issues whilst learning about some of the exciting events and boats in the sport that can inspire the next generation of sailors.