April is Earth Month

April is Earth Month

At Velocitek, we are proud to join with leaders in the sailboat racing industry that are committed to sustainability including high profile organizations including Sailors for the Sea, SailGP, The Ocean Race, and the 52 Super Series as well as grassroots clubs and events around the world. We aim to reduce the use of plastic, the improper disposal of plastics, and add our voice to elevate awareness of sustainability issues.

We are committed to sustainability at every stage of our products' life cycles. From design to disposal, Velocitek takes full responsibility for minimizing our environmental impact. As part of this commitment, we manufacture our products in-house in San Mateo, California, ensuring that they are built to last and fully repairable. Additionally, we are proud to introduce our new Return for Reclamation process. Through this initiative, customers can return our products to us for proper disposal or recycling, ensuring that materials are reclaimed and reused wherever possible. By embracing the full product life cycle and promoting repairability, we strive to reduce waste and promote a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Trade in. Trade up.

In recognition of Earthday.org’s 2024 Planet vs. Plastics campaign, we will give anyone that returns a classic Velocitek device (S5, S10, SC-1, SpeedPuck or ProStart) a 25% discount off a new purchase. To be eligible, returns must be postmarked by May 10, 2024.**

Click here to download and print a Return Authorization to begin your upgrade process.

For return shipping please use an inexpensive ground shipping method where possible.

In addition to helping us reduce our impact on the environment, here are a few more things you can do to help:

  1. Sign up on Earthday.org,  Link: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2024/
  2. Encourage your next event to adopt the ISO20121 sustainability standard, Link: ISO - Sustainable events with ISO 20121
  3. Whenever possible purchase products from manufacturers that support sustainability. Link: https://earth.org/5-ways-to-spot-sustainable-suppliers-and-manufacturers/

And yes, for those wondering, we did pick up and properly dispose of the trash in the cover photo.

**Only available through velocitek.com. Discount not available in countries with exclusive importers (UK, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Japan, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland).