TSA Clean Regattas

With events throughout the year and across the state, TSA can make a big impact.

All TSA events will register as a Clean Regatta and find their own way to contribute. Participation and education are the goals no matter the certification level.

Step By Step for Event Chairs

We can do this! And the team at Lake Canyon Yacht Club has made it easy.

Find the LCYC guide to a Clean TSA Regatta here.

1. Register your TSA event at Sailors for the Sea

2. Choose a focus or something you’d like sailors to understand about your water.

3. Let Marie Wise know what you are doing . . . . We’ll help get the word out.

Resources

Check out these resources for more information and ideas:

Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas

Clean Seas — a United Nations Environment program

11th Hour Racing

Council for Responsible Sport

TP52 Super Series Sustainability Pages

Take Care of Texas – find

TerraCycle — offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.

Sustainability Commissions:
Houston
San Antonio
Dallas
Austin

The TSA Green Team

Anyone can be a part of the TSA Green Team. Have an idea? Email Marie Wise and let’s do it!

Marie Wise — Lakewood YC — sailmom@gmail.com
Debbie Fogle — Lake Canyon YC
Shane McInnis — Rockport YC
The Froelich Family — Austin YC
Stephen George — Palacios YC
Jeff Progelhof — Rush Creek YC

Sustainability Facts

At least 8 million tons of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and environmental experts believe that by 2050, plastic will actually outweigh fish in the sea.

60-90% of marine litter is plastic.

Some plastics never decompose, they stay in the ocean forever.

There is no such thing as throwing ‘away’, it always stays somewhere.

Single-use plastic straws are one of the most common items found in ocean pollution.

Over 80% of the items buried in landfill could be recycled instead.

Globally, we use as many as 1 million new plastic bags every minute, at a cost of 2.2 billion gallons (equals 8.3 billion liters) of oil a year.

25 million single-use plastic bottles per hour are thrown away.

90% of the world’s fisheries are already fully exploited or overfished.

Ocean plants produce almost half of the oxygen we breathe.

A personal cosmetic product can contain as much plastic as the packaging it comes in.