Peter Blake was the best sailor in the world at the time. After winning all the major ocean regattas and sailing trophies, he withdrew from the regatta world and was committed to the environment. The “Seamaster”, today “Tara”, served him as a research platform during his expeditions into the eternal ice.
She gained notoriety five years ago: Blake was on board River pirates shot. Now the YACHT was on the move with the ship that is still associated with its name and its Vit - a very special kind of trip
“Tara” is 36 meters long and made of aluminum that is up to 45 millimeters thick and equipped with two 27-meter masts. Awe inspiring and perfect for braving the rugged, cold nature around South Georgia
YACHT editor Sabine Griffith accompanied a group of scientists from the TarExpeditions organization, which carries out surveys and measurements of the natural and animal world, on their trip between green grassy areas and ice glaciers, fur seal and penguin populations, albatrosses, fair weather and sudden storms. The detailed report is available in the new YACHT issue, now at the kiosk.
Information about the ship and the organization at www.taraexpeditions.org A biography of Sir Peter Blake by Alan Sefton will also be published by Delius Klasing Verlag at the end of March: www.delius-klasing.de