The Dubois Cup will take place between 4-6 June, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo. Dubois has announced that, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset, it has balanced the estimated carbon footprint of this year’s regatta, including an allowance for participants’ air travel to Sardinia.
Designer Ed Dubois said “We are delighted that the estimated carbon emissions of the Dubois Cup have been offset! Yacht carbon offset is such a good idea and we believe it is the duty of our industry and indeed our sport to support this concept. We are most grateful and truly delighted that we have Yacht Carbon Offset as a sponsor and partner in the Dubois Cup 2011.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “It is an honour to partner with Dubois for what promises to be a spectacular event. The Owners of several large sailing yachts have committed to carbon offset policies, and it is great to welcome Dubois alongside them. We believe that the Dubois Cup is the first superyacht regatta to offset its carbon footprint. We thank Dubois for taking this practical step that fits perfectly with the beautiful setting of the Costa Smeralda, and the natural grace of the competing sailing yachts.”