Greta Thunberg's boat to be brought back by sailing team flying two crew to the US

The team is offsetting the emissions of the flight trips by funding carbon-reducing projects elsewhere


The sailing team that’s taking climate activist Greta Thunberg from England to the United States aboard a high-tech racing yacht says it will fly two crew across the Atlantic to bring the boat back, but that the carbon emissions from their flights will be compensated for.

Greta Thunbergs boat to be brought back by sailing team flying two crew to the US

Greta during the test sail of the boat. Image credit: Twitter/Greta Thunberg.

A spokeswoman for Team Malizia said it’ll be necessary to fly the crew to the U.S. because the high-profile trip with the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner that left Plymouth on Wednesday was arranged at very short notice.

Holly Cova told The Associated Press by email Friday that “we only have one boat, so they cannot easily sail over to meet them.”

Cova said the team recognises it’s “an imperfect solution” but believes offsetting the emissions by funding carbon-reducing projects elsewhere “is better than doing nothing.”