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The Amerigo Vespucci sails the world with Sail4Change

23 February 2024

Sail4Change is the new campaign conceived to raise the awareness of the next generation with regards to environmental issues and the defence of the oceans promoted by the One Ocean Foundation, an international organisation set up in 2018 with the support of the Italian Marine Industry Association, also one of the first signatories of the Charta Smeralda: the code of ethics by which the signatories commit to share principles and actions to protect the seas.

Sail4Change, which has the support of the Italian Navy and World Sailing, the International Sailing Federation, will involve more than 5,000 young participants in 23 countries around the world and kicks off on 13th March, the day on which the Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian Navy’s training ship committed to its traditional round-the-world voyage, will leave the Argentinean port of La Plata to head for that of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital.

Sail4Change aims to raise the awareness of the next generation of sailors around the world surrounding the greatest challenge of our time, climate change and its impact on the oceans, and on the occasion of the next training legs of the Amerigo Vespucci’s round-the-world voyage will also be launching a challenge, the winners of which will be invited to go on board and discover the secrets of what has been described as “the most beautiful ship in the world“.

The Amerigo Vespucci, which left La Spezia on 1st July last year, will sail from Montevideo to Buenos Aires and then, passing through Tierra del Fuego and the ports of Ushuaia (Argentina) and Punta Arenas (Chile), the ship will reach the Pacific Ocean and from there, with 23 stops in 18 countries, it will return to Italy, once again in La Spezia, on 26th February 2025.