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Sailing in the wake of Darwin,
200 years later.

WHAT

Charles Darwin’s book Voyage of the HMS Beagle is a magestic description of the state of the world in the early XIXth century. How has the world evolved ever since? That’s the question I want to answer. To do that, I’ll need a boat and some time. I calculated that the trip would take 4 years… that’s a hell of a long trip, but why not? Once I’ll have a boat, I’ll just need to learn how to sail… and off we go!
I’ll sail from places to places, following Darwin’s route starting from Plymouth and then circumnavigating the whole WORLD! Along the way, I’ll meet the scientists who study natural life to understand how Nature has evolved in 200 years. Through this powerful comparison, I aim at answering this question: can Nature and mankind adapt fast enough to survive the on-going climate change?

WHERE

WHO

I’m Victor Rault, I just turned 30 years-old. I’ve been working as a documentary filmmaker for 7 years. In 2014 and 2015, I lived nearly 2 years in Greenland on a boat with the Under The Pole team, including 5 months stuck in the arctic sea ice. In 2017, we crossed the Northwest Passage from Greenland to Alaska. In 2018 and 2019, I spent much time in French Polynesia, diving and documenting the life of the reef.
From all these adventures, I brought back images that toured the world, both on TV and Internet.
I firmly believe that documentary films can change people’s perspective on life. I’m set to show Nature’s richness, fragility and resilience to inspire the public to have a lesser carbon impact on planet Earth.

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WHAT’S NEXT

HAVE THE IDEA

An easy but necessary step!
It’s the first building block
and the start of the roadmap.

BUY THE BOAT!

Once I’ll have the right characteristics
in mind, I’m prepared to visit a
few boats before finding the right one.

PREPARE THE BOAT
FOR DEPARTURE

Before setting sail, I’ll probably
have some work to do to prepare
the boat for the world tour!

MEET A SPECIALIST
OF DARWIN

I met John van Wyhe, a professor
at the National University of Singapore,
who told me more about Darwin.

MEET A PROFESSIONAL
SAILOR

To prepare for the trip
and find out what kind of boat
I need to buy.

SET SAIL!

I intend on setting sail on
September 21st 2021, right on time
to cross the Ocean to Brazil.

GATHER THE MONEY
TO BUY THE BOAT

Buying a boat, whichever it is,
costs money and tends to deteriorate
over time. So I’ll need this!

LEARN HOW TO SAIL

This is a big one. I intend
to have several training sessions
to learn the basic of solitary navigation.

TOUR THE WORLD

That’s a big one obviously…
It’s gonna be 4 years sailing around
the world meeting scientists!

HAVE THE IDEA

An easy but necessary step!
It’s the first building block
and the start of the roadmap.

MEET A SPECIALIST
OF DARWIN

I met John van Wyhe, a professor
at the National University of Singapore,
who told me more about Darwin.

GATHER THE MONEY
TO BUY THE BOAT

Buying a boat, whichever it is,
costs money and tends to deteriorate
over time. So I’ll need this!

BUY THE BOAT!

Once I’ll have the right characteristics
in mind, I’m prepared to visit a
few boats before finding the right one.

MEET A PROFESSIONAL
SAILOR

To prepare for the trip
and find out what kind of boat
I need to buy.

LEARN HOW TO SAIL

This is a big one. I intend
to have several training sessions
to learn the basic of solitary navigation.

PREPARE THE BOAT
FOR DEPARTURE

Before setting sail, I’ll probably
have some work to do to prepare
the boat for the world tour!

SET SAIL!

I intend on setting sail on
September 21st 2021, right on time
to cross the Ocean to Brazil.

TOUR THE WORLD

That’s a big one obviously…
It’s gonna be 4 years sailing around
the world meeting scientists!

SUPPORT

Follow my adventures with
an episode uploaded once a fortnight,
on Fridays at 1pm EST.
You can help in financing the project
by giving a few dollars
each month!
How about
a good old’ email
to get in touch with me?

SUPPORT

Follow my adventures with
an episode uploaded once a fortnight,
on Fridays at 1pm EST.
You can help in financing the project
by giving a few dollars
each month!
How about
a good old’ email
to get in touch with me?