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But she has been offered a lift on the Malizia II racing yacht, along with her father Svante and a filmmaker to document the journey, that will allow her to attend the UN talks in September with a clear conscience.

The 18m boat is skippered by Pierre Casiraghi, vice president of the Monaco Yacht Club and a member of the principality’s ruling family, and German round the world sailor Boris Herrmann.

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The yacht is made for racing, with foils, or wings, that lift it out of the water for a faster and smoother ride.

Inside it is sparse, fitted with high tech navigation equipment, an on board ocean laboratory to monitor CO2 levels in the water, and four bunks Herrmann and Casiraghi will share one, sleeping in turns.

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Thunberg has never sailed before canada goose black friday sale this week, and got seasick on their first journey out of Plymouth on Monday, but said she was looking forward to the adventure.