Members of the British sailing team were on hand to help clean up beaches in Arenal and Can Pastilla in Palma, Majorca last week in preparation for the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta.
The move was motivated by an effort to raise awareness about plastic pollution, and 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills said:
“The beach clean was incredible. Sailors, coaches, locals and kids came together to pick up litter and plastic from the beach where we are racing from. The beach clean stemmed from a group of sailors wanting to do more – to raise awareness of the plastic problem which is everywhere, nowhere is exempt. We have the power to make sure our events are as sustainable as possible and the knock-on effect is exponential.”