The Volvo Ocean Race’s campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean

Volvo Ocean Race beach clean in Cape Town, South Africa.
As a part of the Volvo Ocean Race’s campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean, the VOR beach clean team which includes Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha, will be out on Abu Dhabi’s Lulu Island on Saturday. The public are invited to join Portugal's Parrinha, local dive centre Al Mahara and members of the Volvo Ocean Race family for the beach clean.

Adventurous beach cleaners (those over the age of 18) can kayak over to Lulu Island, while everyone else will be shuttled over to the island in a boat. Registration will be between 0900 and 0930 local time at the main entrance to the Destination Village and boats will leave from the main pontoon shortly afterwards.

Rubbish bags and gloves will be provided, and water will be available, but everyone is asked to bring their own water bottle. The waste materials found on the beach will then be used for the Skeleton Sea sculpture which will be created at the Keep the Oceans Clean! art workshops during the Abu Dhabi stopover.

These will be held on the beach outside the Keep the Oceans Clean! dome under the Etihad tent between January 8 and January 14.

In addition to the beach clean, João will be giving a talk about his work with artist collective Skeleton Sea in the dome at 2000 local time on Monday, January 9.

Volvo Ocean Race beach clean in Cape Town, South Africa. - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Thanks go to the following organisations for their help in the co-ordination of the beach clean: Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, Al Mahara Diving Center, Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), Emirates Diving Association and Center for Waste Management Abu Dhabi.

For more information on the beach clean or the Keep the Oceans clean project, contact jacqui.smith@volvooceanrace.com.

Volvo Ocean Race beach clean in Cape Town, South Africa. - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Volvo Ocean Race beach clean in Cape Town, South Africa. - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

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