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Ocean Respect Racing Addresses Marine Debris Issue In Sydney Harbour

While preparing for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Ocean Respect Racing joined forces with Clean Up Australia, the iconic, not-for-profit Australian environmental organization, to raise awareness for how rubbish finds its way into the ocean, and encourage positive behavior change.

On Tuesday, team members gathered on Whiting Beach in Sydney Harbour to get a better understanding of the rubbish that lurks beneath a seemingly clean harbour.  The team removed 12 bags of trash, filled with soft plastic wrappers from food, cigarette butts, plastic water bottles, and many tiny plastic pieces that were unidentifiable.  As part of its commitment to leave a lasting legacy in Australia, 11th Hour Racing awarded a $10,000 grant to Clean Up Australia to support the organisation's mission and expand its waterway cleanups.