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Or if you intentionally neglect to attach water bottle, food bag or other items to the boat, then capsize leaving these items to drift away!
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I think its a great rule. Won't achieve much, but does start a conversation over environmental issues.

Can it be extended to cover race preparation ashore? I hate it when you see people ashore pulling old tape off shrouds, pins etc and then just chucking it. Crazy how some people assume this type of thing just disappears by magic.
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I sometimes wonder if archaeologists will be able to spot sailing clubs in a thousand years time by the layer of old shackle pins and PVC tape.

Mind you having said that PVC tape and many other plastics do disintegrate quite satisfactorily given enough UV exposure, which is why our dinghy parks aren't a foot deep in the stuff.
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Given that whole containers of stuff (which rapidly becomes trash) falls off container ships, I'm not sure that a burnt match is going to make a lot of difference. I guess we have to do what we can, though.
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Originally posted by Presuming Ed


55 TRASH DISPOSAL
A competitor shall not intentionally put trash in the water.


... I can see some problems here, especially in Rio when the first person to launch a laser gets protested out.  LOL
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Joking aside Rio has huge environmental problems. The sailing area contains a heady mixture of sewage and waste


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I am sure they will take steps to clear that up. Whether it will stay clean after the Olympics is another matter!
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