There is a Giro d'Italia in which whoever finishes first does not wear the Maglia Rosa. This is what Mauro Pelaschier (for the few who don't know who he is, you can read all about him here) has been doing since 29 June aboard Crivizza, a 1966 wooden sailing boat, as an ambassador for the One Ocean Foundation, with the aim of spreading greater awareness of the issues involved in preserving the marine environment.
But what does Centro Velico Caprera have to do with all this? Quite simply, the aim of Pelaschier's tour is to collect as many signatories as possible for the Charta Smeralda promoted by the One Ocean Foundation, a "code of ethics for sharing principles and actions to protect the seas drawn up to raise awareness among public opinion, operators and all stakeholders, highlighting the sense of urgency in tackling the most pressing problems of the oceans and marine and coastal ecosystems". And CVC, in line with the lines of development announced in the year of the Fiftieth, is among the signatories of the first hour and sponsoring body of the initiative.
A strategic partnership in virtue of which Centro Velico Caprera has undertaken to give as much prominence as possible to the initiatives of the foundation set up by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, for example by distributing information material to its students during the current season.
If you would also like to become a supporter - the signature collection is open to everyone, companies and individuals - you can do so here.
And if you want to learn more, check out the One Ocean Foundation video below. Because - as the foundation's motto says - 'There's no Planet B".