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The race is a significant event for the TOPtoTOP team, as PACHAMAMA will be the first boat ever to proudly represent their homeland, Switzerland! The sailboat PACHAMAMA (Incan word for Mother Earth) is a 15 m yacht equipped with 11 solar panels and 2 wind turbines making it THE example for the cruising world, signifying what is possible in extreme conditions with smart renewable technologies. The race is truly a means for PACHAMAMA to promote the importance of sustainability, and a way to demonstrate that renewable energy is the way to go.

The unique TOPtoTOP initiative is based on environmental sustainability and proves that great things can be achieved in balance with nature. To expand the reach and aim of this expedition, TOPtoTOP is working closely with their partners (UNEP and Swissworld ) and sponsors - Victorinox and SGS, who has been actively involved in getting PACHAMAMA ready for participation in the race.

The family is looking forward to the race, and hope that it will add a fun and exciting element to the expedition!

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