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Francesca Clapcich

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Sailor

As a family, we are aware of the impact of single-use plastic and we try to avoid any kind of it in our everyday life.

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE:

2017-2018 with Turn the Tide on Plastic

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN?

I love to be offshore, the challenge that being in a tough environment brings to me. I’m originally from a town close to the water and I grew up spending most of my time in the ocean!

IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

A dolphin…they love to have fun but meanwhile, they are really smart!

SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING:

Having been able to compete in two Olympic Games, racing in the Volvo Ocean Race, and doing the Solitaire du Figaro are big sailing accomplishments that I will keep with me for life!

Rounding Cape Horn was definitely the highlight of my offshore experience! I started sailing when I was really young onboard our family sailing boat and around 12 I choose sailing full-time instead of splitting my time with skiing!

What does sustainability mean to you?

It means leaving a better planet for our kids to live in! I would love to see the next generation taking care of our environment and being proactive in fixing the issues that the older generation created!

How do you live a more sustainable life?

As a family, we are aware of the impact of single-use plastic and we try to avoid any kind of it in our everyday life.

How do you encourage others to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

Leading by example and educating the kids about the consequences of our decisions.

 

 

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