Kitting across the Atlantic
After a month at sea, sailing from Lorient to Bermuda, the crew of the revolutionary Race for Water
vessel has been learning the art, and the science, of their high-altitude kite. Currently in the middle of the Atlantic, the Race for Water is averaging 5 knots towards Bermuda, which will be the first stopover of this five year Odyssey focused on promoting ocean preservation.
Race for Water will be in Bermuda from May 20 to July 7, 2017:
- Vessel arrival at Bermuda (ETA 23rd May): press conference on the Race for Water
- June 1: "Waste to energy" workshop hosted by Marco Simeoni and Camille Rollin (Race for Water Foundation).
- June 1: Charity Dinner: tour of the Race for Water and cocktails followed by a dinner at the Artemis base
- June 7, 8, 12 and 13: tours of the Race for Water by Bermuda schoolchildren and students organized by the Department of Energy of the government of Bermuda
- June 30: "Ocean preservation" workshop hosted by Anne Hyde (Keep Bermuda Beautiful) and Martin Gaveriaux (Race for Water Foundation)
- June 29 to July 7: Ephemare (Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems) scientific study (JPI Oceans) on the Race for Water.
Please found attached our last press release regarding the close Bermuda stopover.
For some news of the crew please visit our blog Race for Water Odyssey. They recently catch a fish with plastics in its stomach: http://odyssey.raceforwater.org/poisson-peche-resultat-du-plastique-dans-son-estomac/?lang=en.