On the occasion of the Azimut-Lorient Agglomeration Challenge, The Ocean Race is organizing in Lorient, at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly and online on Tuesday 14 September from 2 to 5 pm, a workshop entitled “Sustainable Boatbuilding, roadmap 2030: collaborating to accelerate the positive impact” *.
This event is part of a series of workshops organized by The Ocean Race, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing and focusing on: how to support the industry in its transition to a decarbonized and circular future? Indeed, following a survey conducted by The Ocean Race and its partners, companies in the yachting sector, which are predominantly SMEs (97%), face two main barriers to transition:
- Lack of technical knowledge about alternative materials was the top barrier to change (55%).
- Lack of funding for R&D was the second most cited barrier to change in the TOR survey prior to the workshop (50% of respondents).
The workshop on Tuesday, September 14, will tackle the key challenges, explore the best ways to collaborate to make progress, and identify concrete actions and timelines needed to establish a clear roadmap to 2030. The Eurolarge Innovation program as well as the IMOCA class, which was recently added to The Ocean Race, are stakeholders in the event. Carole Bourlon, head of the program, will participate to bring her expertise and the global vision of the Breton competitive sailing and composites sector.
*Event on invitation, more information on theoceanrace.com