20 Sep The blue flag is now flying in Puerto Sherry
The marina obtained international recognition for its environmental management last May.
El Puerto de Santa María, 20th September 2023 – There was a lot of desire and finally last Friday the Blue Flag was hoisted, which accredits the commitment of Puerto Sherry in terms of environmental management, quality services and safety. For the hoisting, the president of the marina, Valle de la Riva, was accompanied by Chris Rushton, general manager of the Clipper Race round the world regatta, whose boats, after a week’s stay on the coast of Puerto Sherry, set course for Uruguay on the same day to finish the first leg.
The ceremony was also witnessed by the councillors of the City Council of El Puerto de Santa María, Millán Alegre Navarro and Ignacio González Nieto, the general manager and commodore of Puerto Sherry, Nicolás Figueras and Daniel Martínez, respectively, and the Commercial and Communication and Marketing Directors of the marina, Mari Luz Rivero and Isabel Silvela, respectively.
Prior to the hoisting ceremony, all of them, together with the Clipper Race crews, posed for an official photograph with the flag, which is now displayed in front of Puerto Sherry’s pontoon of honour.
About the awarding of the Blue Flag to Puerto Sherry. Puerto Sherry has been awarded the Blue Flag 2023 for the first time by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), through ADEAC (Association for Environmental and Consumer Education), for its commitment in terms of environmental management, quality services and safety. The Blue Flag is an international recognition that demonstrates the port’s commitment to sustainability and respect for the marine environment.
By obtaining this distinctive seal of quality worldwide, Puerto Sherry fulfils one of its major objectives since it decided two years ago to set new directions, to return to being the competitive and first class marina it was destined to be, understanding that sustainability, concern for the environment and quality of service, are the pillars that must sustain this new stage.
Water quality, safety, waste management, environmental education and accessibility for people with disabilities, among others, are some of the requirements that make Puerto Sherry worthy of this distinction, where it works daily to offer its customers a marina that meets the standards of excellence in environmental management and safety.