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The 18 sept 2016 YACHTS DU COEUR was held from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Port Canto in Cannes, on the quay of the harbor master’s office, accompanied by Mr David LISNARD, CANNES Mayor, ECOMER boat, the YACHTS DU COEUR flagship, The TAAPE, French Marine Nationale Supply ship, SNS262 from Cannes Golfe Juan SNSM, and the Yacht du Coeur godfather, Marc Pajot, 5-time sailing world champion, who left his handprints in the concrete pavement of Canto’s capitainerie quay for the occasion.
Le YACHTS DU COEUR de dimanche 18 septembre 2016, 10h00 à 11h30, au Port Canto de Cannes, a eu lieu sur le quai de la capitainerie, en compagnie de M. Divid LISNARD, Maire de CANNES, du bateau ECOMER, le navire amiral des Yachts du Coeur, le TAAPE, navire de la Marine Nationale, le TRINAKRIA, goelette trois mats, de la SNS262 de la SNSM Cannes Golfe Juan, et de notre parrain, M. Marc Pajot, 5 fois champion du monde à la voile, qui a posé ses empreintes de mains sur un pavé du quai de la Capitainerie en l’occasion.
« At sea, there is a natural sixth sense to all sailors in the world who know that they cannot save themselves alone, but together. Mikel Epalza, Seafarers Chaplain. » « En mer, il y a comme un sixième sens naturel à tous les marins du monde qui savent qu’ils ne peuvent pas se sauver seul, mais ensemble. Mikel Epalza, Aumônier des Gens de Mer. »
Sponsored by the city of Cannes & the Nice Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eco-Mer organizes les Yachts du Coeur since 2010.
ANIMALS LOVE THE YACHTS DU COEUR TOO!
During the October 2015 Yachts du Coeur, we had the visit of Dolphins who played around our event in the sea. This time, on 23 april 2016, we had the visit of two lovely horses from the mounted police. They are our new seahorses mascots now !
The 15th Yachts du Coeur took place in the Vieux Port de Cannes on the 23rd of April 2016 at 11am. We have now reached the grand total of 20 tons of food collected since 2010, hence the equivalent of 40000 meals provided to those in need locally via the Food Bank 06. Thank you all for your participation to this effort of cohesion and solidarity !
The YACHTS DU COEUR fights hunger and protects the environment by supporting and strengthening Food Banks. Since 2010, we’ve now collected 20 tons of food from superyachts’ seafarers and all sea corporations in and around Cannes, on the French Riviera. The equivalent of 40000 meals were collected and handed out to Food Banks who re-distributed it to 105 specialized associations to feed over 30000 people locally. That’s around 200000€ of food at 5€ per meal that did not go to landfill !
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Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is thrown away. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food each year that could be used to feed people in need.
There are many reasons that this happens including over stocking, over-production, failure to harvest, post-harvest losses, marketing and other business decisions among many others. Food banks need this nutritious, perfectly edible food that is unsalable for one reason or another, to distribute it to specialized association that re-distribute it on the ground, to feed people in need.
Without this intervention, much of this food – from Superyachts, retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, hotels and other sources – would end up in landfills. Food discarded in landfills produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide. Greenhouse gas damages our water supply, land, air …and ultimately harms this and future generations.
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