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Regatta strikes gold with green initiatives

Hong Kong, 31 July 2019: Boase Cohen & Collins is delighted to announce that its annual Inter-School Sailing Festival has once again been commended for environmental initiatives.

The regatta has been accorded Gold Certification – the highest level of award – from maritime conservation group Sailors for the Sea for the second year in a row.

The 2019 event, held on 9-10 March at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island facility, passed a set of strict criteria aimed at encouraging sustainability and limiting environmental impact. These included a designated “Green Team” of volunteers, water bottle reduction, water refilling stations, recycling and compost stations and many other recommended best practices.

“We are delighted that the Inter-School Sailing Festival is not only giving young people the opportunity to learn to sail, it is also educating them about the impact that human activity is having on the ocean and how this can be reduced,” said Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen.

“As a law firm, we are committed to green initiatives and environmental awareness, so efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle are part of our office culture. Our congratulations go to everyone involved in the regatta on this significant achievement.”

The Gold Certification was awarded as part of the Clean Regatta programme, a global initiative from Sailors for the Sea which uses education and activation to encourage protection of the ocean.

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The BC&C Inter-School Sailing Festival has once again achieved Gold Certification from Sailors for the Sea for concerted efforts to reduce environmental impact on the ocean.