Clean Regattas

The world’s only sustainability certification for water-based events.

Over 800 regattas, gams, rallies and cruises have registered as Clean Regattas. One part education, two parts activation, the program unites and mobilizes sailors by offering support and resources to help conserve and protect the ocean. Whether it involves sailing, rowing or solar power – if you are hosting an event on the water this program is for you!

The backbone of every successful Clean Regatta comes from a strong sustainability plan. Follow these steps to create yours today:

  1. REGISTER REGATTA
    Click here to create an account and make your commitment to reducing the environmental impact at your event.

  2. SELECT BEST PRACTICES
    Registration will give you access to the Clean Regattas tool kit and the online checklist to select which best practices work for your event. Fill this form out to let us know which certification level you hope to achieve.

  3. ASSEMBLE A GREEN TEAM
    Your green team may be a party of 2 or 200, but ensure you have a core group dedicated to sustainability that will lead planning and communication of green initiatives.

  4. PUBLICIZE
    Share your commitment to Clean Regattas on your organization's home page, in your Notice of Race, and in communications to race participants.

  5. DOCUMENT
    In the days leading up and during your regatta, monitor Clean Regattas efforts and adapt as needed. Collect metrics and photographs to share for certification. Suggestions are located in the implementation portion of the toolkit.

  6. GET CERTIFIED
    Complete the certification form to get your official Clean Regattas certification. Regattas that wish to be certified at the Bronze (7+), Silver (13+) or Gold (19+) Level must engage in a minimum number of Best Practices. If you have photos email them to robyn@sailorsforthesea.org.