The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg expects to arrive in New York on Tuesday on her sailing trip across the Atlantic. Strong winds are driving them on the transatlantic trip, wrote the 16-year-old on Twitter during the night to today (CEST). She and her fellow travelers therefore assumed that we would arrive at the North Cove Marina in Manhattan sometime on Tuesday afternoon or evening.
“Storm means speed”
In a video previously posted on Twitter, Thunberg said the racing yacht is currently advancing at a high speed of 20-25 knots. The conditions at sea are pretty rough and the waves are high. The Malizia team around the north German sailing professional Boris Herrmann wrote on Instagram: “Storm means speed.”
According to the live location of the racing yacht “Malizia II”, the special boat was only a little more than 900 kilometers as the crow flies from the destination this morning.
Herrmann and his co-skipper Pierre Casiraghi bring Thunberg, their father Svante and a filmmaker to New York on the “Malizia II”. Thunberg wants to take part in the UN climate summit and several climate protests there in September. The boat set sail on August 14th in Plymouth, southern England. It was planned that the trip would take about two weeks.