Team Migaloo


Awareness for plastic pollution

Rowing the Atlantic for cleaner oceans

Early December this year, Aidan and Tristan leave as Team Migaloo for a 5000 km rowing trip. They will cross the North Atlantic from La Gomera (Canary Islands) to Antigua (in the Caribbean). Team Migaloo is part of an annually organized race, the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

Aidan and Tristan are preparing for this great adventure since 2018. But rowing isn’t the only thing they do. With their crossing, they want to raise awareness for plastic pollution in the world.

In addition to the sailing race, they also fight plastic pollution by organizing clean-up actions and providing information at schools and other educational institutions. This way, they want to increase awareness among young people from 5 to 25 years old.

The School Challenge

Klassen-challenge posterTeam Migaloo works closely together with The Ocean Movement. On September 4, Team Migaloo will start a crowdfund campaign to raise money for our foundation. As part of this crowdfunding, both parties have developed an active and educational teaching activity for the highest classes of secondary schools. This activity is in line with several core educational objectives.

View the full poster (in Dutch)


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Core objective 34:

Teach students to take care of their own physical and psychological health and that of others.
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Core objective 35:

To teach pupils to behave in a social way, as participant in traffic and as consumers. Children learn about the consequences of consumption for the immediate environment. And they learn to consider the environment in their own consumption pattern.
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Core objective 39:

Students learn how to deal with the environment with care. (Intermediate purpose: human intervention: waste)
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Plastic-challenge for schools

The program consists of three short lessons of 30 minutes and concludes with a challenge: clean up as much waste as possible in an hour. Want to know more? Read the poster (in Dutch).

You too can join us!

Schools and classes that want to know more about the plastic soup problem in the ocean and are looking for to make a positive contribution to the environment by raising money for The Ocean Movement can sign up by sending an email. Please let us know how many classes and students will participate and we will contact you as soon as possible.

How much plastic can your class clean up in one hour? Sign up for the class-challenge!

Kick-off party on September 4

On September 4 we will start the crowdfunding. At beach club High Tide Surf & Food we are looking forward to celebrating all the beauty of the ocean together with you. From 2 PM till 10 PM we will organize fun activities, plenty of dancing on “Close to Fire”, the hottest beach boy band of the country and you can win great prizes. You can also buy lottery tickets to win cool prizes and we challenge you to row 1 km as fast as you can!

Tickets and access

You can buy your tickets here. The full ticket price of €12,50 goes to the crowdfunding to support our foundation!!

Hightide Surf &Food in Ijmuiden is very easy to reach by bus 382 from Amsterdam Sloterdijk. From there it is just a 10 minute walk on the beach. Of course we keep an eye out for the Corona measures. If certificates or tests are required, we will let you know in time via our Facebook page.

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