Durban-based Sail Africa awarded prestigious sustainability prize

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Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation.
Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation.
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The Durban-based Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation received a massive boost, winning World Sailing’s prestigious 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award at a virtual ceremony held this week.

Four projects from around the world were shortlisted for the award — all aiming to make a difference to the world of sailing by reducing its footprint, increasing its participation, reaching out to underrepresented groups, and finding new innovative ways to reuse material.

Sail Africa, whose objective is to provide education, skills training and personal development and empowerment through the medium of sail training, for young South Africans who could otherwise not afford the privilege of participating in sailing, was announced as the winner of the award and the $10 000 that goes with it – along with a trophy made from recycled carbon fibre from an America’s Cup boat.

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