From October 25 to November 6, we were present in the pavilion of the Brittany Region. In factwe have recently integrated the exhibition “The new explorers committed to the planet” organized by the Brittany Region alongside thefondation Tara Océan, Under the pole, Energy Observer, le Nomade des Mers et Antarctique 2.0°C.
The effervescence around the sailboats
As soon as we arrived, the magic happened.
The exhibition was installed in the heart of the Route du Rhum village. The effervescence était à son maximum lorsqu’on approchait des bassins où se trouvaient tous les bateaux engagés dans la course.
All classes of sailboats could be grouped together in the Malouin basins. The opportunity to discover the different types of sailboats: the impressive Ultim, the emblematic IMOCA, the Ocean Fifty, the Class 40 and several models of Rhum Multi and Rhum Mono.
These few days of presence in the village allowed us to meet the general public as well as the skippers.
Blue Observer meets the public
We meet you
In particular, we exhibited an Argo float.
Indeed, during our first expedition, we deployed 95 Argo oceanographic floats on behalf of the United States, Canada and Europe (France, Germany, Netherlands on this mission).
A scientific intervention for Biotech Santé Bretagne
On the pontoons with the skippers
During our visit to the Route du Rhum, we took the opportunity to meet the sailors. A few days before the start of the Route du Rhum, the impatience was felt on the pontoons.
We had the opportunity to meet many skippers and to present them our project of oceanography under sail.
We met Eric Dumont, Alan Roura, William Mathelin Moreaux, Paul Meilhat, Thomas Ruyant, Antoine Cornic, Benjamin Dutreux, Maxime Sorel, Arnaud Boissières, Samantha Davies, Guirec Soudée, Nicolas Rouger and Tanguy Le Turquais.
Discover the interview we shot with VDH during our meeting at the Route du Rhum :
Thanks to the Route du Rhum
Despite a delayed start on November 9th due to weather conditions, we left the Route du Rhum village on Sunday November 6th.
All the team is back in Brest for the continuation of the Blue Observer adventure, with unique meetings and messages of support full of head.
Stay tuned as we continue to prepare IRIS for its next expedition around Africa, which is scheduled to leave in February 2023. The boat will leave the water very soon…