Rough Seas Delay Greta Thunberg's Arrival In New York
Rough weather has delayed the arrival in New York of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who is crossing the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht, she and her entourage said
"The estimated arrival time is tomorrow Wednesday or on Thursday, it still depends on the wind a bit," a member of her entourage told AFP on Tuesday.
She updated late Tuesday to say that the yacht was facing "rough seas south of Nova Scotia", and "conditions closer to New York will be slower than predicted".
The 18-metre yacht features state-of-the-art solar panels on its deck and sides, and two hydro-generators provide the vessel's electricity.
Her voyage has sparked controversy however after a spokesman for Herrmann, the yacht's co-skipper, told Berlin newspaper TAZ that several people would fly into New York to help take the yacht back to Europe.
Hermann himself will also return by plane, according to the spokesman.
Team Malizia's manager insisted however that the young activist's journey would be climate neutral, as the flights would "be offset".
Thunberg has said that she does not yet know how she will return to Europe.