News Topic 3 – Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity is Published

Topic 3 – Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity is Published

The third topic of the IODA Version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme is now published and available here on the IODA Website.  

Topic 3 - Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity introduces cetaceans and a variety of aquatic plants and what sailors can do to protect biodiversity as well as how to be a responsible sustainable sailor.

It also provides information on how to navigate plant life while sailing and launching and learn what to do about non-native and invasive species.

The programme, targeted to sailors between the ages of 6-12 years of age, forms part of World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030 – sailing’s commitment to global sustainability.  It is delivered in partnership with the World Sailing Trust and 11th Hour Racing and developed with The Ocean Race,

The IODA version has been modified to include dynamic images by Matias Capizzano of Optimist sailors and racing activity and is co-branded by IODA (SailOptimist) and World Sailing.

Topic 2– Resources & Climate Change published on April 29th introduces climate change and how it affects the ocean and sailors, as well as the use of water in a sailing club. It also outlines how using resources effectively reduce the impact of climate change as well as how the circular economy helps to reduce the impacts of climate change. Topic 2 can be downloaded here.

Topic 1- Race with World Sailing published on Earth Day - April 22, introduces different kinds of boats and competitions for young Optimist sailors from the WS Youth Worlds, to the Olympics, to the Americas’ Cup and the Ocean Race. Topic 1 can be downloaded here.

Click here to download the Topic 3 – Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity Booklet, Trainer’s Guide and WorksheetsThe Booklet provides the overall content and information on the topic.  The Trainer’s Guide contains the lesson plans and steps on how to complete each section, as well as the answers to the questions and activities of the Worksheets.

Click here to access all of the IODA Versions of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme materials published to date.

Topic 4 – Reducing Waste will be published on May 13th. 

The Sustainability Education Programme will be offered in a variety of languages soon. Mandarin and French language versions will be the first to be available followed by versions in Spanish and German.