News Topic 5 – Oil & Fuel is Published

Topic 5 – Oil & Fuel is Published

The fifth topic of the IODA Version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Program is now published and available on the IODA Website.  

Topic 5 – Oil & Fuel introduces how oil and fuel are linked to the sport of sailing.

It also introduces different types of spills that might happen on and off boats and around the club and how spills impact the marine food chain and biodiversity.  It also describes some actions that prevent spills from happening and what to do if there is a spill on a boat or in the sailing club.

Click here to download the Topic 5 – Oil & Fuel Booklet, Trainer’s Guide and Worksheets. The 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.

Four Topics have been published since the program was launched on Earth Day, April 22nd.

Topic 1- Race with World Sailing 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 2– Resources & Climate Change 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 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.

Topic 4 - Reducing Waste introduces the types of waste and the waste hierarchy, as well as the types of plastic pollutants generated by sailors and Sailing Clubs and ideas on how to make changes to reduce plastic waste.  It also introduces Dame Ellen MacArthur and her work in the circular economy system that will help us to be more sustainable with the products we buy and use.

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 and is co-branded by IODA (SailOptimist) and World Sailing.

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

Topic 6 – Boat Cleaning & Maintenance will be published on May 27th. 

Spanish and French language versions of the IODA Version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme will be published soon. Other languages will follow over the coming weeks.