The sustainable sailboat owned by Wubbo Ockels, the Ecolution, was brought to the Netherlands by solo sailor Lucas Schröder. Lucas was appointed as captain of the ship that Ockels build and is equipped with a large number of technical innovations. By sailing this power generated boat it is possible to live comfortably onboard for three weeks at the least.
Long after his college years and a professional career Lucas Schroder (1975) got addicted to sailing. When he switched his office for the big oceans as a professional sailor things happened fast, very fast. In 2007 he sailed one of the loneliest and toughest soloraces in the world, the Transat 6.50 from France to Brazil. In 2011 he did this contest again. Now he has more than 30.000 sea miles on his sleeve. And as an experience expert he is lecturing about sleep and the ability to perform.
But sailing touched Lucas also in another way. The beauty of the ocean but also the pollution he encountered. Nowadays the first signs of land in sight aren’t the birds or other sea life anymore, it’s the chem trails in the air en de sign of pollution in the sea.
Today Lucas stands on the eve of another adventure an expedition to the Artic together with a team of scientist, astronauts and opinion-makers to prove that sustainability isn’t just a lobby for a few. Sustainability considers many. The purpose of this trip isn’t just to point out the pollution and the ongoing climate change but to inspire people to take the step to a sustainable environment and community.
It’s exactly this combination of nature, beauty and adventure which lures Lucas back to the sea. The place where you can learn about yourself, your surroundings and the path which lead to making choices in your life.