Salina performed in Paris

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The “Grande Croisière” nautical conference in Paris organized by leading boat yards were inviting Salina and Dario to Paris. They invited the participants to join the TOPtoTOP campaign to clean up beaches from the plastic whenever they go to shore.

IMG_2876Everybody was excited to listen to her talk and Salina did a great performance on the 8th of April. Here an article in the French nautical magazin “Voile et voilier“.

First time in Paris she had the opportunity to see Paris and climb even the Eifel Tower.

Here a feedback from Francois of the “Garcia boatyard in Cherbourg”:  “Dear Dario, I’m very glad that you are back as scheduled for the whole family. It was a pleasure and an honor to have you with us during the seminar. Your presentation, your life journey, your philosophy, and ethics impressed all the participants and definitely inspired us. Salina is an amazing kid and she did very well… Kind regards, François”

We had also the honor to have Jimmy Cornell in the audience: “Dear Dario,
I was very pleased to meet you in Paris and talk about your projects. I hope you found everything in order on your return, both with the family and the state of the repairs…
I wish you and your family all the very best and look forward to meeting you again in the not-too-distant future.

Dario used the opportunity to check for parts for the repairs of Pachamama traveling as far as Bretagne and Normandy. Salina enjoyed the first time in France and was able to practice on this 3-days-trip her French.

Salina was just back in Akureyri to get surprised by a big birthday party for her 13th birthday on the 11th of April organized by Sabine, Mirjam, her brothers & sisters and many locals friends:


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