An accolade for the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has won an important marine industry award commending the venue’s continued commitment to environmentally aware practices.

Presented at the BB / Marine Trades Association Dinner to Mike Scott from leading lawyers, Charles Russell, a major sponsor of the Academy, the ‘Boating Business Environment Award’ marks the importance of the WPNSA’s sustainable event management work.

As well as hosting one of the world’s largest sporting events last summer, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing, the WPNSA was the first UK sailing venue to meet the British Standards Institute for sustainable event management ‘BS 8901′.

The WPNSA identified the effects that the venue’s activities have on the environment, society and economy both within the academy organisation and the wider economy. Measures were then implemented to ensure best practice is always followed in a sustainable context.

Mike Scott, a partner at Charles Russell LLP, said: ‘As a long term sponsor of the WPNSA, Charles Russell has supported the dynamic venue through a series of international award wins.

‘This presentation was particularly fitting coming from the marine industry body itself and highlighting the lengths the onsite team at Weymouth and Portland go to in order to conserve the local beauty of the area for generations to come.’

The academy has pledged to continue with the environment as a top priority through continued work with The Green Blue to further develop green techniques in association with the Royal Yachting Association.