Foil for the Oceans

SUPPORT PLASTIC FREE OCEANS (100% funds given to The Ocean Cleanup)

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16
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05/10/2019
Einddatum
€320
Voor €1.000
32 %

Foil for the Oceans

The project aims to achieve approximatively 200km non-stop on a kite foil from St Tropez (France) - Calvi (Corsica). The complexity of the project implies a strong physical and mental preparation that has been carried for several months plus the skills of kite foiling for that long implying a strong mental concentration for the whole crossing.

When the crowdfunding finishes, the project will be carried away on the first day of northerly winds (NE or NW) ranging from 14-22kt winds to avoid rough seas accompanied with a rescue boat. (First days of October approximatively)

The project intends to generate awareness of plastic use, especially single-use plastic.

Previous kite foil crossings have been accomplished of 75km, 90km and 120km in Australia and Spain.

IF THE FUNDRAISING GETS BIG ENOUGH, CNEWS WILL BE BACKING THE PROJECT TO REACH MORE PEOPLE on TV

 

Waar dient de collecte voor

100% of the funds will be transferred to " THE OCEAN CLEANUP" EURO IBAN: NL73 ABNA 0529 4518 24. BIC: ABNANL2A when the crowdfunding ends since they cannot be transferred directly to them (video will be attached)

My name is Eric Plançon, 26, I have been sailing since I am 9 and kitesurfing since I am 21. I am currently sponsored by @afterpartea_eu @corekites @carvedcustoms @kiterepublicaustralia @prosailingsl  and I have partnered with @hytwatches, @doux.joaillier to carry up the expenses of the project being fast rescue boat, petrol, GPS equipment, sailing gear and kites. @oceanic.global is also a charity partner collaborating to spread the movement and reach more people.

Spending that many hours in the water in different places in the world, I have seen a considerable increase of plastic floating pollution (which only accounts for 1% of the total plastic pollution in the oceans).

Recycling not being the long-term solution since we know that plastic has a very little recycling cycle, this project aims to generate awareness about plastic use and especially to avoid single-use plastic plus finding sustainable alternatives to stop this plastic hangover suffocating the oceans.

For us:

For the animals:

For our planet:

For our next generations

Foiling (and especially kite foiling) is the most sensible water sport affected by plastic. A piece of plastic as big as a hand is 99% likely to cause a crash of the rider.

The location is strategically chosen since:

"Most plastic pollution in the Mediterranean comes from France" (http://en.rfi.fr/environment/20190607-most-plastic-pollution-mediterranean-comes-france-wwf-report)

In short, we are dumping 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute. The landfill rate is notably high in areas such as Marseille (40%), Corsica (75%). Oversaturated dumps in these areas have also led to the creation of many open dumpsites.

Now, I need your help to back up this project to be spread on TV and give the funds to clean up the plastic in the oceans:)

IF THE FUNDRAISING GETS BIG ENOUGH, CNEWS WILL BE BACKING THE PROJECT TO REACH MORE PEOPLE on TV

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