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Welcome in the community for: Friends of EUROPA

This community is for all of you enthusiastic sailors who are contributing to making a voyage on board the EUROPA possible for youngsters who lack funding. With your help, we hope to be able to offer young trainees the chance to come on board for the adventure of a lifetime - a Tall Ships' Race or an ocean crossing. 

We are proud and happy to announce that thanks to a large donation by one of our Friends, we are for the very first time able to sponsor two trainees, Lotte and Matthijs, to come with us for the adventure of a lifetime - an ocean crossing from Cape Town, South Africa, to Boston, the United States. On this page, you will be able to follow the Lotte and Matthijs' journey, as well as get in touch with other Friends. 

On behalf of the EUROPA and her crew, we thank you for helping turning dreams into reality. 

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Bark EUROPA · 10 months

Lotte: "Ik vond het klimmen in de mast heel indrukwekkend en de uitzichtpunten die ik bereikte; de eindeloze oceaan en de mierenachtige kleine mensjes onder mij op het schip, ik zag alles… En ik voelde me echt een stoere meid!"

Bark EUROPA · 10 months

Matthijs: "Tot nu toe vind ik het heel erg gaaf en we hebben eindelijk weer wind! Ik wil het Fonds Vrienden van de EUROPA en Kees Gerritsen in het bijzonder, heel erg bedanken want anders zou ik dit waarschijnlijk nooit gedaan hebben."

Bark EUROPA · 11 months

First picture of Lotte and Matthijs on board, here together with Captain Klaas!

Bark EUROPA · 11 months

Lotte and Matthijs are already since a few days in Cape Town and just stepped on board for their trip to Boston!

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