it did not sail to brazil, after all.
as of 04 july 2016, from the Ark of Noah Foundation facebook account:
There has been a change to the Ark of Noah travel itinerary. 🌍⚓️🚧
Due to the current state of affairs and the challenges facing Brazil (i.e. the Olympics), political, economical, and personal safety as well as the Zika virus uncertainty, key supporters of the Ark have expressed grave concern about sailing to Rio at this moment in time. The board of directors in consultation with Johan Huibers have decided that it is in the best interest of the Ark of Noah project and its entire team to postpone its voyage to Brazil.
We are currently in the process of planning the next destination of the Ark. To see the full press release as well as to stay updated with upcoming news, visit our website www.arkofnoah.org
or access the LINK IN BIO. #supporttheark