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Nutricare and Australian Sailing partner to ensure sailing's sustainability

by Australian Sailing 30 Aug 23:58 PDT
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Australian-owned natural health care company Nutricare and Australian Sailing have announced that they will be working together over the next three years to promote the importance of sustainability in sailing clubs around Australia through alignment with their flagship brands PATCH and STRAP.

The partnership will see Nutricare become a Major Partner of Australian Sailing's Tackers program. Tackers is aimed at introducing children aged 7 to 12 to sailing in a fun, safe, accessible and affordable way.

"We are delighted to be working with another proudly Australian organisation who share our passion for ensuring clean and safe waterways for generations of sailors to come," said Australian Sailing CEO Ben Houston at the announcement.

"This partnership covers the breadth of our sport, with their support stretching from our flagship junior participation program to providing strapping for the Australian Sailing Team."

PATCH by Nutricare is a natural bamboo fibre wound dressing and is the world's first truly hypoallergenic and 100% compostable wound care product. STRAP, the second brand by Nutricare is to be launched mid 2021, as the world's first eco bamboo sports strapping tape.

From Nutricare founder and CEO James Dutton: "I started PATCH out of a desire to help my family access everyday sustainable and non-irritating products. Here at Nutricare we are passionate about enabling every household globally, to do the same. This partnership is the perfect embodiment of two organisations tied through their love of nature and the environment, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to work so closely both with the Australian Sailing Team and those just beginning their sailing journey.

"Australians are by nature an active and adventurous lot. Bumps and bruises come with the territory, and we want to ensure that when those wounds need some care that they are done in an environmentally friendly way - which is where PATCH by Nutricare comes in."

The Australian Sailing Team are recognised as one of the world's leading sailing teams, and from 2021 they will be supported by Nutricare's STRAP product.

The partnership will also assist more than 80 accredited Tackers Centres around the country, with each Centre being offered a reduced registration for a prospective instructor to use at either an Assistant or Sailing Instructor course. The initiative is thanks to Nutricare and aims to break down some of the barriers to getting more qualified Instructors in clubs leading our next generation of sailing stars.

Australian Sailing and Nutricare are committed to supporting grass roots participation and membership through clubs. This partnership will not only work to ensure clubs are equipped to provide a more eco-friendly answer to managing bumps and bruises, but also to directly save clubs money and through the discounted Instructor course fees. All Tackers Centres will be sent details on how to redeem their discount in the coming weeks.

The partnership was negotiated with the assistance of The Partner Group.

Visit to find out more about their range of environmentally friendly products.

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