Following on from the experience of current UK National Champion Steve Bolland at a recent event the Class Association Committee has decided to see what we can do as a class to be more environmentally friendly particularly with regards to single use plastics.

As part of that we have teamed up with My Pinnacle Nutrition who are a sports nutrition company manufacturing and delivering clean, natural products, using the best possible ingredients. Whether you are an endurance sports enthusiast, or a keen gym goer, their products are designed to give you everything you need, and nothing that you don’t.

They are also conscious of the environmental impact of sports drinks, in particular the amount of single use plastics that other sports nutrition suppliers use. To help redice that they have agreed to supply every competitor to the Harken D-Zero UK Open and National Championships with a bio-based drinks bottle (as pictured here). In addition to this they will offer every D-Zero sailor a 20% discount on any of their Sports Nutrition based products. When you take that in to account it works out at a comparable level per serving to the sports drinks you can obtain from most supermarkets and is a far superior product.

Beach clean (and beer) time?

We are also looking to follow the British Sailing Teams lead and organise a Beach Clean one day after sailing. Our plan is to clean up the dinghy park at WPNSA and Chesil Beach just over the road. All necessary equipment will be provided and the UK dealer,, has agreed to provide a thank you beet to everyone who takes part. More details of this will be announced closer to the event.

Any spare change guvn’r?

We will also be collecting for a local environmental cause/project. We are currently finalising the details for this and will be collecting any spare change or whatever you wish to give over the weekend.