100% HIGH AMBITIONS
We truly want to inspire people to learn more about sustainable lifestyle alternatives. We want to test and prove that it is in fact possible to make significant changes in life while still having fun. Without having to leave the things we love, without having to change into a life in a cave, without having to sacrifice more than a small slice of our habits or our so called modern society "needs". We are sailors and love the oceans, so we chose to do it on a boat.
Agenda 2030 is not a joke. Launched by 196 countries in 2015 and with only 10 years to go. Most people understand by now that we are facing serious problems on a global scale. Too few do anything to help out, despite that understanding.
So we have decided to act now and stir up some hopeful vibes. We chose to go out to meet and learn from others who made it a mission to act now. We chose to share positive insights and experiences, rather than complaining about those who say they will act on Monday next week or in 2045...
Here some few lines about what we mean behind our ambitions and how they are connected to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the Agenda 2030.
100% FOSSIL FUEL FREE
Our mission is to be 100% energy independent. We will not use any fossil fuel during our voyages or races – no diesel or gasoline for any motor, no propane gas for cooking or heating, no fotogene for oil lamps, no diesel for electric generators and no charging of our batteries from shore power sockets if the provider can not prove 100% that the electricity delivered via them is produced from renewable sun, wind or water power plants. We will "harvest" energy and charge our batteries by solar panels, wind generator and hydrogeneration. Our Torqeedo electric drive recharges its own batteries when we are sailing in more than 5 knots speed.
We want to inspire boaters to go electric and show how easy it is. Like what happened on land with electric vehicles...
Little Tesla kicked the gigantic car industry like nothing ever before. They forced entire fossil fuel car industry to admit that they not only can – but suddenly also want to – produce durable electrical vehicles with long ranges. We are happy to help create the same tumbling development on water. Every installed electric engine in a boat is a victory for all of us – it is smart, sustainable and enjoyable.
100% Fossil Fuel Free is connected to the following United Nation's Agenda 2030 Goals:
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
100% FEMALE RACING CREW
Our mission is to race with 100% female crew members and to recruit, invite and empower primarily young women for active roles within the project.
Gender inequalities are still troubling and within the sailing community it is not only a very obvious male dominance onboard the boats, there are discrimatory and sexistic undertones displayed in too many forms and on too many levels. These conditions have recently been measured and displayed in the work by the World Sailing Trust and the "Women In Sailing Strategic Report", launched on December 5th 2019. Signed by our Project Patron Dee Caffari MBE. Check out the summary video:
100% Female Racing Crew is connected to the following United Nation's Agenda 2030 Goal:
100% TOXIC FREE COATING
Our mission is to contribute with zero toxins and zero micro-particles into the water from our coating. We also want to experience and share the "new" habit of having to brush the underwater hull from time to time during a long season. We started in 2018 with the toxic free coating by SeaBoost OY from Finland, this year is the third season and the test continues...
Practically every boat on the planet is painted under the waterline to avoid unwanted visitors and inhabitants. Toxins in the paint has been used since paint was invented. That is a lot of toxins and a lot of years and it has to stop. Environmentally friendly alternatives has to be supported and welcomed. In the Baltic Sea the poor condition of the water is alarming due to many factors and sailors are for sure one of them. We simply need to rethink and do better and be part of the solution.
100% Toxic Free Coating is connected to the following United Nation's Agenda 2030 Goals:
100% ZERO WASTE
100% Zero Waste is connected to the following United Nation's Agenda 2030 Goals:
Our mission is to challenge ourselves to be responsible for our waste as part of our footprint during this project. We will not only eliminate our consumption of single use plastics but also see what it takes to go “zero waste” on a boat. Meaning we will implement the 5 Rs as presented by Bea Johnson to reduce our waste as much as possible and ultimately send nothing to landfill. We will design and manage a tailor made zero waste program onboard our boat – from the day we take off from Stockholm until we arrive in Oslo some three months later. We will eliminate packaging, single use plastics, and unsustainable waste, such as sourcing from local organic farms, bulk groceries, alternative storage methods, reusing materials, avoiding food waste, composting, responsible recycling, natural chemical-free products, sustainable handling of waste water, and more.
100% SOLAR FOOD
Our mission is to go all-in concerning nude food, solar cooking, zero emissions slow-food, sourcing from organic farms, package-free provisions, test and develop plant-based recipes. We will dig deep into the field of sustainable food development, preparation and cooking as well as preserving and storage onboard a small boat. We will challenge ourselves to use only renewable methods (solar power and hydro-generation) for independent energy production for our cooking, refrigeration and water heating onboard. Instead of butane or fossil fueled stoves or using external electricity we will use open fire, solar beam ovens and slow cooking methods.
100% Solar Food is connected to the following United Nation's Agenda 2030 Goals:
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
100% OCEAN ARTIVISM
Our mission is to create awareness via art everywhere we go. We will use our boat, our sails and ourselves as canvases. We will expose the art while sailing, while racing, while visiting marinas and by exposing the art online on social media. We will use the raised awareness for educational purposes and offer pop-up learning sessions covering sustainable lifestyle and boat life alternatives for boat people.