We’ll try to find an answer to this question while our minimum-emission journey to the Arctic Circle. Sailing opportunities in Iceland are uncountable. Could you imagine a better way to explore our planet than go on sailing at high latitudes ? By the way in Jules Verne’s science-fiction classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, the entrance to the underground world is in western Iceland:“Low clouds and fog, heavy wind and seething waves, a sunless, engulfing dull grey haze.” We experience almost the same feelings. Just imagine - sailing the incredibly beautiful coast of Iceland, where everything is—or quickly can become—extreme: the winds and ocean rollers, tides and currents, temperature... You are getting closer to nature, start to learn about its needs and get interconnected with it. That’s how you become sustainable-minded which literally means having nature in your mind. For the time being we are trying to make a minimum-emission journey, and honestly it’s worth doing it. Undoubtedly, sailing remains one of the greenest and eco-friendly ways of travelling. No wonder the International 420 Class supports World Sailing's 'Sustainability Agenda 2030' initiative. Ratified at World Sailing's 2018 Mid-Year meeting in London, World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030 outlines how the sport will contribute to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability Agenda 2030 is split up into World Sailing's six main operational areas with a total of 56 different targets, ranging from participation to gender equality, water quality to single use plastic.
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