Adopt a responsible behaviour
The sailboat remains the most responsible way to navigate and explore the coasts and islands. It requires a very modest use of the engine and generates low CO2 emissions, (the NEEL 43, NEEL 45, NEEL 47 consume 1 litre per mile at a speed of 8 knots, which is very low). The sailing boat is also a silent means of transport, no noise pollution.
Sailors must, of course, also adopt environmentally friendly behaviour to preserve marine biodiversity and ensure its sustainability.
The sea is a rich space to be preserved. The seabed is fragile and anchoring can damage certain protected species. Choose an anchorage area according to the bottom and drop your anchor on a light-coloured sandy area.
Limit your landings in protected areas and if your engine is on, remember to turn it off as soon as you have completed your manoeuvre.
On board as at home, it is possible to sort your waste, avoid packaging and prefer bulk. You can provide a container for organic waste, which can be disposed of at sea from 12 miles off the coast. Take a bin bag for cardboard and plastic, and a box for glass. When you return to port, you can dispose of this waste in the containers provided.
This approach to waste reduction is easy to remember and is called the 4 R: