Areté is an Orma 60 Trimaran Designed by Marc Lombard. Built in France of carbon fiber with a Nomex core in 2002, Areté was originally named for her sponsor, SOPRA, and was later named Emotion. The boat was purchased by Rick Warner in the spring of 2015, and sailed from France to her summer home on the Great Lakes.
2019 ushered in a new chapter for Team Areté. They started off the year with a new sponsorship and campaign. With this new focus, Areté’s belief and future now reside in The Coral Project.
Areté/The Coral Project, together with Plant a Million Corals and other Planting Partners, will support the growth and planting of resilient coral, creating coral incubators at scale as well as the outreach to other scientists in need of help. Together as a global community we will be able to solve this crisis.
Team Areté/The Coral Project new campaign is aptly named: The Race Against Time.
For Team Areté/The Coral Project it starts with a world record attempt to beat the Chicago to Mackinac World Sailing Speed Record. The World Sailing Speed Record Counsel of England was founded in 1972 and is a highly recognized race. A prestigious race that gets a lot of notice, notice that will help bring light to the coral crisis.
Owner and skipper of Areté, Rick Warner states, “not only are we racing against actual time for the world record, we are racing against time to save the world’s corals.”
If Team Areté/The Coral Project beats the record, it would not just be a win for the team but more importantly it will be a win for corals.