High Hopes (the “Cape Town Miniboat”)
July 19, 2018
At 17h00 South African time, the miniboat High Hopes was released in the Southern Hemisphere off South Africa’s Antarctic research vessel SA Agulhas 11. Check out the deployment video:
This is the mighty Agulhas current… it could go to South Africa West African coast eg Angola / Senegal, Brazil, Florida, or even Australia, South America, Japan, or India! Oceanography consultants cannot say. It might be caught up on a winter storm in the next week. We will see!
The miniboat was delivered to South Africa this month and the students added their own messages and began preparing the boat for launch.
Educational Passages (EP) and the Two Oceans Aquarium will launch a miniboat off the Cape of Good Hope in 2018. Thanks to the generous support from the Bonnell Cove Foundation, EP staff will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to deliver the miniboat and assemble it with local students.
The Two Oceans Aquarium will work with local South African students in launching and following the boat, which we hope will sail across the Indian Ocean and perhaps bring the EP program to Australia, or even the Philippines, and all around the world!