It has started. For real!
Last monday the farewell was accompanied by a lot of festivities and a beautiful Sail Out with many ships and even more interested people.
During the weekend, the team members could already get used to each other and the ship. During the UITmarkt – a cultural festival in Amsterdam – Tallship Morgenster was docked in front of the Maritime Museum; visitors could get to know Clean2Antarctica and the Quest for Change. Furthermore, the Maritime Museum was a wonderful location for an official moment. Mr. Jun Suzuki, CEO of Tejin had come from Tokyo for dinner with the team members and handing over the assignment (Quest). The next few weeks the team will be working on that assignment.
Young and old go for sustainable
Along the Buikslotermeerweg in Amsterdam it was busier on Monday morning than otherwise. Next to the Morning Star, even more ships were ready for the Sail Out of the Quest for Change. Edwin expressed his dreams of a clean world. There were speeches by old and young: Old Minister Jacqueline Cramer, who is committed to sustainability and ten-year-old Sophie, who is worried about all the waste. Sophie already put a first step to less waste: ' I never buy the small yoghurts! '
Happiness and tears
The interested parties at the pier were able to follow the kick-off of the Sail Out with music, a parachutist, a water jet pack-show. It was a great celebration, with a few tears . The team members said farewell to fathers, mothers, friends, girlfriends, grandmothers and a dog. During the Sail Out they could only wave.
On departure towards IJmuiden, cannons were shot and the parade of ships was a beautiful sight from the side. At IJmuiden all ships, except Tallship Morgenster, turned back. The Quest for Change team Teijin is now at sea!
The media reported about the event and more importantly: about our mission! A cleaner world is possible!
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