Our sailing holidays are green by nature, but getting to our voyages can be a different story.
If our customers want to sail from islands, cross continents under sail, or join in ships in distant sailing grounds, their adventure often involves buying a flight. In a bid to overcome the carbon problem of flights, we hope our customers will contribute to a Classic Sailing Forest and help us plant 10,000 trees in 2020.
As sailors with a high level of wanderlust ourselves and a love of the sea and nature we don't want to be anti-travel, but we do want to fight climate change.
Donations are purely voluntary but we urge you to donate enough to make a carbon positive difference if you can, or at least offset to a carbon 'neutral' balance for any flight.
Why Tree Planting for Sailors?
We are taking other measures to encourage our charter guests to sail locally and find ways to conserve our oceans and beautiful planet, but we believe tree planting is one of the most efficient and effective methods for mitigating flights.
We're partnering with reforestation campaigners TreeSisters, because their tropical planting projects restore ecosystems, increase biodiversity and alleviate poverty whilst sequestering carbon to help mitigate climate change.
As a rough guide we recommend 10% of flight costs for carbon positive and 5% for carbon neutral, but any contribution is a step in the right direction.
Our Company Goal for 2020
Classic Sailing pledges to donate 66 trees a month from January 2020 to kick start the project. The two founding directors are making personal donations too.
Apr 28, 2020
“Flights from Uk to Tasmania and back from the Falklands to the UK”
Dec 31, 2019
“flights to Tahiti. wind power to New Caledonia, flight home to uk”
Dec 31, 2019