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US News Thunberg's Atlantic chauffeur: Boris Herrmann catches up with powerful circumnavigation

15:05  15 january  2021
15:05  15 january  2021 Source:   ksta.de

Migrations. The route from Africa to the Canaries more and more traveled

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The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg ' s yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic flights.

German race skipper Boris Herrmann , who has offered to sail Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic , said on Thursday the trip will be "massively challenging" for the young climate change activist. - REUTERS.

The Vendée Globe is more exciting than ever: The Hamburg circumnavigator Boris Herrmann moved up to third place on the 68th day of the circumnavigation. With the fastest boat speed in the top ten, the 39-year-old skipper of the “Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco” attacked the French Charlie Dalin (“Apivia”) and Louis Burton (“Bureau Vallée 2”) who were placed in front of him.

Boris Herrmann nimmt an der Vendée Globe teil. © dpa Boris Herrmann takes part in the Vendée Globe.

“There is definitely a chance to win. It's exciting, but I don't want to be distracted by it and I sail my boat like I've done in training, ”said Herrmann. The leading group of the Vendée Globe fleet sailed on Friday morning around 200 nautical miles from the Brazilian coast towards the equator, which it intends to cross over the weekend.

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Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered an emotional and scathing speech at the United Nations on "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean," the Thunberg arrived in the United States late last month after traveling across the Atlantic Ocean by

Boris Herrmann , the experienced captain who is skippering the Maliza II, which is carrying a crew of four including Thunberg ’ s father, Svante, tweeted: “When There are no bathroom facilities on board so the crew must make do with blue plastic buckets. Herrmann said the journey would show how it

Boris Herrmann © dpa Boris Herrmann Boris Herrmann wants to use the potential

“At 30 degrees below deck, it's so hot that I can hardly sleep. The conditions are demanding. Hard blows go through the boat and body. My entire attention is on my ship, ”he said.

The native of Oldenburg describes himself as a “rather fearful sailor”. With his lower-risk strategy, he saved his high-tech yacht from damage during severe weather conditions and could benefit from it in the end. “Now is the time to unlock the potential,” he said.

Joy to family and Hamburg

Not only is the Hamburger by choice driven by the chance of a top placement, but also by the thought of finally being able to embrace his family again after all the hardships. And the prospect of a real bed. Because on the world's oceans, "hard blows go through ship and body," as he reports. That will go on for a few more days. The finish line for the ninth edition of the adventure is expected at the end of January in the port of departure and arrival at Les Sables-d'Olonne in France.

Boris Herrmann chauffeured Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic

In Herrmann, a German skipper takes part in the circumnavigation of the world for the first time. The previous eight editions of the Vendée Globe had exclusively won French skippers. The fastest boats are expected between January 27th and 30th in the port of departure and arrival in Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Already in August 2019 the skipper made headlines after he and his team Malizia brought the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg safely and completely emission-free across the Atlantic to the USA on the "Seaexplorer". (mbr / dpa / sid)

Antarctica: strong earthquake of magnitude 7 near a Chilean base .
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