Malizia II sailing transatlantic with activist Greta Thunberg

Malizia II sailing transatlantic with Greta Thunberg
Malizia II sailing transatlantic with Greta Thunberg

Around August 15, environmental activist Greta Thunberg will mount aboard the Malizia II. The Ocean Challenge Project’s racing vessel will take her to New York, where she will attend a UN climate summit.

Last year in Manhattan, she made a spectacular entry into the media sphere. This year, New York is waiting for Greta Thunberg once again: the UN and its Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are organizing a major climate symposium on September 23rd. To cross the ocean that separates her native Sweden from the United States, the world representative of young people fighting against climate change will borrow a boat, a method of transport that is consistent with her choice to stop flying to limit her carbon footprint and to become an example for others.

A well-known sailboat in Monaco

Beauty on the open sea, the Malizia II shines thank to its zero-carbon design and its good race results. It will also serve the climate cause one more time by carrying Greta Thunberg to her East Coast destination. The fitting is scheduled for mid-August. The ship will be helmed by skipper Boris Hermann, partner of Pierre Casiraghi in the Malizia team. The second son of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, vice-president of the Monaco Yacht Club, created the team in 2016. One of the nautical jewels of the Monegasque armada will also carry the father of Greta Thunberg and the director Nathan Grossman, who is expected to release a documentary about the activist. Good luck to them!

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.