Paddy Hutchings joins Clean Sailors ahead of Solitare Du Figaro
Paddy Hutchings is a 21-year-old sailor from Plymouth and from an early age, grew up sailing around the South West. He is a keen advocate for our oceans and seas.
After finishing his A levels he competed on the world stage, representing Great Britain and teams such as Team Malizia and Pip Hare Ocean Racing - both very well established "around the world" racing teams. After gaining experience and sailing with these teams, he confirmed his entry into the legendary Solitare Du Figaro, a gruelling offshore race taking place around the French coast for over 2500 nautical miles in August 2022. The Solitaire Du Figaro attracts the world's best sailors and is a huge event in the sailing calendar worldwide.
Paddy will not only compete under the British flag, but will also raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution with his #Sail4Sustainability Project and now, as a Clean Sailors ambassador. He will use his platform to encourage a more sustainable approach to plastic usage.
“Sailing is more than a job for me, it stems from a passion to be around the Ocean and this plays hand in hand with committing to protecting it and making sustainable choices in my everyday life. Clean Sailors are great ambassadors for the message of sustainability and plastic pollution in our Ocean, and a catalyst for making a change, this is why I am so excited to become part of the clean sailors family. Like myself, they pledge to promote positive change, through realistic choices and decisions to create a more sustainable future. I can’t wait to share the important work they do through my Figaro campaign this year!”
“Paddy is a great sailor with equally great ambitions. His passion for cleaner seas and cleaner sailing has already been demonstrated through his hard work with industry stakeholders and young people to educate and inspire the sailing community on the impact we have on our waters. We are very excited to welcome him to our Clean Sailors Crew.”
Paddy joins professional sailors including Hannah Stodel PLY (UK), Lukas Hesse (DE), Jann Schupbach (CH) and CJ Perez (USA) as ambassadors to Clean Sailors’ and their movement for cleaner seas throughout sailing and marine.
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About Clean Sailors
Clean Sailors is a not-for-profit, mobilising the global sailing community in conservation of our oceans. Launched in July 2020, Clean Sailors' mission is to set a new standard of sailing within our global sailing community: clean sailing, by raising awareness of ocean conservation opportunities within our sport, our passion, our pastime.
The crew's aim is to make an ocean ambassador of each and every sailor around the world, and Clean Sailor’s already counts three-time world champion and four-time Paralympian Hannah Stodel, as well as CJ Perez, the youngest ever sailor to join the SailGP league, as ambassadors to their cause.
In 2021, Clean Sailors launched Cleaner Marina with industry partners including boatfolk, MDL Marinas, savvy navvy and Ecoworks Marine, to encourage better, cleaner standards across marinas, ports and harbours, globally.
In January 2022, Clean Sailors announced the launch of the Clean Sailors Youth Racing Team with three international Champion sailors; CJ Perez (18) the youngest sailor ever to join the SailGP league and the first Latina, Lukas Hesse (22), German Champion 2020 and Swiss sailor Jann Schüpbach (20). 2022 will see the exceptional young champions compete together in the Persico 69F, at the very highest standard of foiling and as ambassadors for cleaner, healthier seas and a cleaner sailing industry.