Zimbabwean sailor, Tawanda Chikasha joins Barba

Barba is thrilled to announce that Tawanda Chikasha, an accomplished sailor and science communicator from Zimbabwe, has joined our team for the Arctic Sense 2023 expedition and beyond. With extensive experience in sailing and diving, including a notable performance in the Cape2Rio 2020 Yacht Race, Tawanda brings a proven track record of success to our crew.

Andreas B. Heide, the team captain, said “We are excited to welcome Tawanda to the Barba Team, and further our diversity and talent base by having a crew member from Zimbabwe. His skillset, dedication, and passion for sailing and our oceans make him a perfect fit for our team, and we look forward to achieving great success together.”

Tawanda is eager to start preparing with the crew and contribute to Barba’s success both on and off the water. “I am honoured to be part of the Barba Team,” said Tawanda. “I look forward to working hard and helping the team achieve our goals and make a difference. I am also very excited to experience the Arctic for the first time with such a great team while doing important work in the name of conservation, storytelling and research.”


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