In 1976, the great navigator, Eric Tabarly astounded the sailing world by winning the OSTAR (Original Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race) with his legendary yacht “Pen-Duick VI.”
Beginning in March 2018, this illustrious boat is back in service, but this time skippered by Marie Tabarly and her crew. The spectacular voyage, spanning 4 years plans to go round Cape Horn, The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Leeuwin, in W. Australia. The name of the project is “Elemen’Terre.”
On board, Marie and her two guests; one of which is from an artistic background, whilst the other specialises in out-door sport, will be sailing for two week stretches. This will give them time to complete that particular leg of the journey and make sure that the world is watching.
The Elemen’Terre project will take place from March 2018 until 2021. It has ambitions on a global scale; namely taking elements of a unique human experience, using sport to harness nature’s power as well as through ground-breaking cultural and scientific perspectives. The idea of the trip as a learning experience, both individually and as a group is fundamental to Marie. She regards the journey as an ideal opportunity to extend her knowledge of human nature, to set herself new targets and to open her mind to new experiences.
The Elemen’Terre project is ambitious and universal in both spirit and scale. Each episode of the documentary will show Marie and her two crew members setting off and rallying to their destination. Once they are at sea, normal life is suspended for a while and it is the ideal time for them explore whatever is on their mind. It can be assured that these discussions will be novel and engaging.
Each episode of the documentary will feature a particular part of Marie’s voyage, which will in turn be divided into two distinct sections. The first of these will show exactly what challenges are faced when sailing on the high seas as well as the enforced intimacy on board. The second section will concentrate on life ashore for Marie and her crew.