La Vagabonde takes Greta Thunberg to Spain

La Vagabonde takes Greta Thunberg to Spain
The group who will sail from Virginia to Madrid (pictured l-r: Elayna Carausu, Greta Thunberg, Nikki Henderson and Riley Whitelum)

An Australian couple will sail teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, almost 6,300km from the US to Spain so she can attend a UN climate meeting.

The Swedish campaigner, 16, received an invite from couple, Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu, to take her to the COP25 conference in Madrid.

The group – who will sail on a 48ft catamaran called La Vagabonde – will leave Hampton, Virginia shortly, according to the Daily Mail.

Ms Thunberg had issued a plea on social media for help getting back across the Atlantic Ocean after the summit was moved at the last minute from Santiago in Chile to Madrid due to the protests in the South American country.

“So happy to say that I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid,” she said in a post on Wednesday.

“I’ve been offered a ride from Virginia, USA, on the french 48ft sailing catamaran La Vagabonde.

“The two Australians, Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu, and Nikki Henderson from England will take me across the Atlantic Ocean.”

Weather dependent, their journey is expected to take about three weeks.

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