Photos: ‘Race For Water’ Boat Visiting Bermuda

May 22, 2017 | 10 Comments

Race for Water Odyssey, a “pioneering vessel” on a “crucial mission for our oceans” is currently paying a visit to Bermuda, and was seen in the east end this morning, with the boat’s appearance attracting some attention.

The boat, which is “powered by solar, hydrogen, and kite,” is the property of the Race for Water Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation of water and the oceans, with the boat due to be at the Caroline Bay Marina.

Literature from the foundation says, “In 2010, the Swiss entrepreneur, Marco Simeoni, created the Foundation in Lausanne and devoted all of his entrepreneurial spirit to the service of the oceans.

“With his passion for the sea, he decided in 2015 to launch a scientific and environmental expedition, the Race for Water Odyssey, to make the first one-swoop global assessment of our ocean’s plastic pollution.

“The conclusions were clear: “plastic islands” do not exist. In effect, the idea of collecting plastic waste at sea turns out to be an utopian dream.

“Instead, in the middle of the oceans there is a “soup” of microplastics that swirls in the oceanic gyres. “We quickly realized that the long-term solution was here, back on land,” Simeoni says. “It is absolutely essential to prevent plastics from leaking into the ocean.”

“This year, Race for Water is embarking on a second oceanic tour with this new Odyssey. We aim to provide concrete, technology based solutions for the preservation of the ocean.

“In 2015, we were, in the final analysis, powerless up against the scale of the problem of plastic pollution of the ocean.

“With the 2017-2021 Odyssey, and its integrated mixed solar-hydrogen-kite-powered vessel, we want to demonstrate that sustainable solutions for ocean conservation can be realized thanks to innovative technologies.”

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  1. asampson says:

    If that’s the future…I’m going to have to pass

    • puzzled says:

      You will.
      Literaly.

      • asampson says:

        As long as its before I have to ride in that thing I’m good

      • Point boy says:

        Saving fuel, and bringing back vital information about our oceans pollution problems. Sounds good to me.

        Surprised they found a spot to dock or Moore.

        Good things are happening.

        • Point boy says:

          Saving fuel, and bringing back vital information about our oceans pollution problems. Sounds good to me.

          Surprised they found a spot to dock or Moore.

          Good things are happening.

      • Point boy says:

        @puzzled. Sorry, that was just my opinion. Not a (reply) too you. I must be double tapping

  2. JohnBoy says:

    I told you all before that the Decepticons were coming didn’t I? You all didn’t believe me. Watch when that thing transforms into a big robot. Just watch!

  3. Marco Simeoni and the Race for Water crew and family,

    Your solar powered hi-tech creation looks impressive and the BE Solar team have been following its progress and applaud your vision and contribution to the health of our oceans and essentially all of us and our children.

    We would be honoured to tour this vessel and I personally would love to look at the electrical motors and switch gear being employed to power this vessel with 100% renewable energy and I hope young Bermudians would get an opportunity above all – talk about the best of STEAM learning.

    Please contact us at (441) 279-5907 or stuart@besolar.bm.

    Thank you for visiting Bermuda and sharing your passion for a healthier future for all of us.

    Suncerely,
    Stuart & the BE Solar family

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Saw that coming down Dundonald channel. Strange looking craft.

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