Conrad Humphreys launches new environmental initiative
Round-the-world sailor and oceanographer Conrad Humphreys launched new environmental initiative the Blue Climate and Oceans Project in Plymouth last week. The project is aimed at inspiring individuals to look after the health of the planet by making the lifestyle changes needed to slow down and reverse the effects of global climate change.
Sport, adventure and human endeavour can play a major part in highlighting and celebrating the beauty of our natural environment and Conrad wants to utilise his ocean racing campaigns to get people closer to the oceans and the environment.
Conrad and his team will use their latest Extreme 40 sailing campaign as a vehicle to advertise the project to the sailing fraternity. The Extreme 40 is a 40ft catamaran that will race at a selection of premier events in the run up to Conrad’s next new round-the-world race which will be announced later this year.
Following the launch, the National Marine Aquarium and Conrad Humphreys Racing plan to turn the Discovery Theatre, in the NMA, into a major audio and visual experience that will enable schools, the public and the media to interact withConrad’s adventures. Lady Pippa Blake, the wife of the late environmentalist and sailor Sir Peter Blake has become Patron of the Blue Project.
For further information on the project and how to get involved, visit www.theblueproject.org