All posts tagged: Volvo Ocean Race

Thanks to All of You in Itajai …

…. for making the Itajai beach clean such a success! We had over 200 people over the 5 different sites, and have collected a mountain of rubbish that João is very excited about turning into a sculpture. He is making quite a thought-provoking installation this time… certainly not one of beauty… featuring a local species of fish called the Tainha, which has been mutated by pollution in the river, and is dragging a trawl net of rubbish along behind him. It will definitely make people think!

Beach Clean Up in Auckland

Skeleton Sea is at the Volvo Ocean Race in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 10th to the 17th of March 2012: On Saturday, there is a Beach Clean on Motuihe Island that everyone is welcome to. A free ferry will depart Pier 4 at 10am, which has been generously donated by the Ports of Auckland. Please meet outside the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum for registration. The ferry has a limited capacity, so please arrive earlier to avoid disappointment! Bags and gloves will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own water and snacks, and to wear a hat and sturdy shoes for the beach clean. Children under 18 years must be supervised by an adult. The ferry will return at 1pm, complete with all the collected rubbish that will become the important ingredients in our next Project… the Environmental Art Workshops! The  Environmental Art Workshops begin on Sunday the 11th of March and continue on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of March. Hours are between 10am – 12pm and 1pm – …

Workshop in Sanya finished

Our workshop during the stop over of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just finished and we proudly present the PRESENTS OF THE SEA installation, which will remain in Sailing school of the Serenity Marina in Sanya. Puma skipper Ken Read said, “It’s an incredible place to sail, the sad part is how much stuff is in the water, how much junk there is in the water. How people in the world can’t treat the ocean with more respect is just fully beyond me”. Oceans are so important to all living creatures including us humans. Every second breath we take is oxygen produced by our oceans and the carbon dioxide is absorbed by them too. Without our oceans life on earth would not exist!!I  We hope our Skeleton Sea awareness project  “KEEP THE OCEANS CLEAN” together with the popularity of the Volvo Ocean Race sailing around the world will help to make society aware of the degradation of such a vital part of our ecosystem!! [nggallery id=50]    

An ocean load of problems

A constant stream of debris including a piece of trash the size of a small car has shocked the Volvo Ocean Race sailors as they weave around the potentially boat breaking obstacles in the Malacca Strait. Read the full article under:  

Beachcleaning in Sanya, China

Local students motivated to strengthen Sanya’s tourism stronghold turned out in force at the Keep the Oceans Clean! beach clean at Luhuitou Village Beach on Saturday. The university students joined more than 100 locals, race supporters and the CEO Knut Frostad and made light work of the rubbish including plastic bags, cigarette butts and burger boxes. It is the fourth beach clean organised by environmental campaigners Skeleton Sea and the Volvo Ocean Race through their combined Keep the Oceans Clean! project. Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha, who again led the clean-up, said the local enthusiasm for protecting the environment was similar to that shown at previous stopovers Alicante, Cape Town and Abu Dhabi. Read the full article under:

Skeleton Sea on show at winter ISPO 2012 & VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Skeleton Sea is proud to announce it will exhibit a selection of “Keep our Oceans Clean” art during ISPO MUNICH 2012 at the entrance East walkway to halls A scheduled to take place in the Bavarian capital from 29 January to 1 February 2012. As the leading international sports business trade show with more than 2,200 exhibitors presenting to more than 80,000 visitors from over 100 countries, ISPO MUNICH represents the perfect platform for Skeleton Sea to reach out to like-minded people that share our passion for the environment.

Handover of Abu Dhabi’s Lulu fish

After a successful week of workshops in the Volvo Ocean Race village in Abu Dhabi, the Lulu Fish was finally completed. Lulu means pearl in Arabic, and given that the beach cleaning session took place on Lulu Island, the name of our new fish is very fitting.