Event Detail

31
Oct
2019

Field Trip to visit the "Race for Water" Catamaran

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019
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The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to provide a private opportunity to visit the Race for Water on her stopover in Hong Kong, followed by afternoon tea with a member of the crew.

Hong Kong is hosting the Race for Water, the world’s largest solar powered boat on her 22nd stopover.  Currently on a 5-year Odyssey sailing around the globe, her mission is to raise awareness of the impact of marine plastic pollution and to propose local solutions to this global problem.
 

The 114-foot catamaran is a unique ambassador of energy transition, in demonstrating that she is capable of travelling the world solely using a combination of clean energy sources: solar power with the sun, wind power through a 40 square-metre towing kite, and hydrogen which gets converted into electricity. 
 

The Race for Water Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the water and the oceans in particular.  In 2015, it decided to launch a scientific and environmental expedition, the Race for Water Odyssey.  The objective was make the first global assessment of the plastic pollution of our oceans and promoting innovative solutions capable of transforming plastic waste into energy resources.
 

Timings:

Meet at Ferry Pier 9, Central  3:45 pm

Afternoon Tea at Café 8, Pier 8, Central  5:00 pm

End 6:00 pm
 

Cost:   HK$250 for Members and HK$350 for Members’ guests.
 

To reserve places please email the RGS HK on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You'll then receive from the RGS booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.

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