7 May 2024

Pacific Rally yacht voyage to incorporate science this year

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 7 May 2024

Opua in the Bay Of Islands is currently host to a flotilla of 25 boats. They're waiting for the right weather conditions before hoisting anchor and setting sail on 2024 Pacific Rally, a six month voyage across the ocean.

This year - for the first time ever - the sailors have also been recruited for a huge science experiment.

James Frankham, is co-founder of Citizens Of The Sea - the charity behind the effort - and also the publisher of NZ Geographic.

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