Friday, August 28th, 2009
Red Arrows to be Carbon Offset
Air Display at Monaco Super Yacht Show will offset carbon emissions
At last years Monaco Yacht Show the Red Arrows the aerobatic display team of the Royal Air Force provided a show stopping spectacle for all attendees at the show and provided fine representation for Britain. With the Monaco Superyacht Show acting as a forum for business professionals from the industry worldwide, it will happen again but with a difference.
The display has again been organised by Superyacht UK, supported by sponsors such as Pendennis, SuperYacht World and SuperYacht Business magazines but this year Yacht Carbon Offset will be among the sponsors of this event and have certified a Carbon Offset to balance the estimated greenhouse gas emissions from 7000 litres of Jet A1 fuel the aircraft are estimated to use during the display.
The burning of 7 or so tonnes of jet fuel will account for over 21 tons of carbon being emitted as the hydro carbons combine with oxygen from the atmosphere. Mark Robinson of Yacht Carbon Offset said: “It amounts to a few hundreds Euros worth of offset credits. It is difficult to be precise because prices change as the carbon market fluctuates but the Red Arrows always give an exhilarating display. They show confidence, expertise, grace and perfect timing. I’m really looking forward to their performance at the Monaco Yacht Show. We are delighted to support the team at Superyacht UK that has made it possible.”
The dramatic 30 minute display of airborne precision and excellence, will take place during the 2009 Show off the Outer Breakwater at 14.30 on 24th September 2009.