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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?