Tips for Eco Racing

#1: Ditch the small water bottles
I will be the first to admit that the boys on the AI are lucky to have the BirdBath Mother ship carrying their supplies! For the last few years, we get gallon water jugs and use a pump to fill reusable water bottles. It is so easy and results in so much less recycling. For those of you carrying all of your gear on small racing boats, get creative! We brought a gallon water bottle when we raced Birdbath and the water bottle went in the closet!!!
#2: Do you recycle?
I hope you have two garbage stations on your boat. We have been lucky to have the ‘honey wagon’ come and pump us out some years. They take garbage, but I do not give them my recycling. I keep it on the boat till the end of the week. Using blue garbage bags for recycling helps keep things organized. Every little bit helps!
#3: Leave no footprint
Let’s remember to leave anchorages cleaner than they were upon our arrival. Pack out all trash and don’t forget to dig a pit if you use nature as your loo.
Visit http://eartheasy.com/play_eco-friendly_boating.htm for more easy, eco-friendly boating information.
And a favourite tip for hydration. What are you doing for those hot days? If you are looking for a natural way to hydrate, coconut water is great. Hammer nutrition has a product called HEED. It is a full spectrum electrolyte replacer unlike some other brands that only have two electrolytes in the ingredients. It tastes great, is all natural and is good for you and soft on your tummy. If you use HEED, you can just add it to your reusable water bottle!
Happy racing!

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