Yanika Borg, a young woman from Mellieha, is about to head out the adventure of a lifetime to cross the Atlantic Ocean from the Azores to Antigua. She’ll be dedicating her time spent navigating the difficult route picking up any plastic she comes across while making her way ‘across the pond’.
Yanika will set sail in October from the Portuguese islands to Barbuda’s neighbour for a three week sailing session “to carry out ocean plastic research” her Facebook post reads. The vessel will be manned by an all-female crew “looking to tackle the ocean plastic epidemic via citizen science” and will hopefully aid research into future conservation methods for the Earth’s oceans.
Since the launch of her page, Yanika has been very active in showing her passion for the environment and her determination to help rid the waters of plastic waste.
The expedition is part of a two-year project, any enviro-ladies interested in lending a hand can contact Yanika through her page for more information.
The sailing trip isn’t all Yanika has been doing to raise awareness for the current pollution crisis.
Yanika has also been posting her journey with single-use plastics on the lead up to her trip and has been sharing ways on how to reduce the amounts we use.
She is also asking for willing sponsor opportunities and has set up a go fund me page that will help keep the sailing vessel stocked and cover any other costs that may affect the girls while they make their inter-continental voyage.