The sailors are Ivar and Floris, two Dutchmen with a love for the natural world and a passion for travel. Realizing that fundamental ecological and social challenges threaten the survival of humanity and many other species on our planet, they set out to sail around the world to search for solutions to sustainability challenges. Solutions that work in practice and which could be shared on an open source basis.
After completing the renovation of SV Lucipara2, they quit their jobs, sold (almost) everything they owned, and left behind their family, friends, and lives in Amsterdam.
Since their departure in 2016, they have found a plethora positive examples and met the inspiring people who make them happen. The more sustainable solutions they find, the more optimistic they become of the chances to change course to a sustainable future.
In 2022, the sailors were joined by a volunteer, Kira. She generously offered to help with editing, outreach, and partnership development from her new home in Sydney.