Engines are turned off and the wind carries the schooner at a speed of 35 knots at the end of this day crossing the Atlantic
The Tara Pacific crew returning to home port.
A cool wind and big waves accompany Tara during this beautiful crossing. Arrival in the schooner's home port is approaching quickly !
The crew’s watches are moving ahead just like Tara, advancing another hour as Tara gets closer to Lorient.
During the Atlantic crossing, Captain Martin Hertau is guiding Tara to Lorient, her home port
The crew takes turns during this long crossing. François (deck officer), Sophie (cook) and Nicolas (first mate) enjoy one of their last watches together in Tara’s cockpit.
Sixth day after leaving Boston, and first time Tara is fully under wind power. Everyone was impatient to hoist the sails !
The crew gets together to hoist the sails !
Eric Karsenti, one of Tara Pacific's scientists, giving a conference at Harvard University
On Thursday, October 4, Tara will leave Boston and set sail to her home port in Lorient, arriving on October 27th. Taranauts stocking up on supplies for the upcoming Transatlantic
At Boston’s harbor, the crew is busy: the Transatlantic is fast approaching, it’s now time to refuel before the big departure to Europe !
In Tara’s kitchen, Sophie Bin cooks every meal with all her heart. Before crossing the Atlantic, our chef stocks up on food to feed the on-board crew for the next 23 days
The French Consulate’s members meet our sailors and discuss Tara’s previous expeditions
Boston’s budding scientists uncover the environmental concerns regarding the Ocean
In Boston, Taranauts visit the Harvard campus and the paleontology library
Charlène Gicquel is our smiling head mechanic who fixes the schooner faster than her shadow
An evening in Boston is the opportunity to welcome our Partner BillerudKornäs to share research and solutions on plastic pollution at sea
Musical break with our duo Nicolas Bin and Eric Karsenti in Boston’s harbor
Chris Bowler, Charlene Gicquel, Eric Karsenti : Guess who’s the head mechanic, the plant and algae expert or the scientific director
One last look at the Big Apple
Sailors manoeuvre to raise the sails