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Scheveningen - Cascais - Tenerife - Sal - Montevideo

Welcome to the community page Scheveningen - Cascais - Tenerife - Sal - Montevideo

After the Tall Ship Race 2018 from Stavanger to Harlingen and a maintenance period the EUROPA will make a short visit to her homeport Scheveningen before she heads south again. Within four legs, from Scheveningen to Cascais, Tenerife and Cabo Verde, EUROPA will sail the Atlantic Ocean towards Montevideo, Uruguay. From this South American harbor we will start with another series of Antarctica expeditions. This voyage is a unique opportunity to truly experience life at sea. The crew tries to involve all trainees as much as possible in running and sailing the ship. When sailing you take part in a watch system. You can steer, navigate, be lookout, climb the masts, set sail, brace, do rope and canvas work and on long voyages bake bread and assist with the maintenance of this beautiful ship.

In this community, you can get in touch with fellow trainees before the start of the voyage, as well as share tips on what to pack, how to best get around on the different stop overs and much more.

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CHARLES · 3 months

Hello, fellow Voyage Crew on Europa to Montevideo. Back on land, I continually remember the unique and wonderful experience of sailing on Europa and looking at photos and videos over and over again. Thanks to you all, and to the incredible crew, for making our time together even better than I had imagined before the trip. I really had high expectations, and the reality blew past them!!! It's also fun to use Follow the Ship and the Logbook to follow along with the VC and crew that came on board in Montevideo on their way south. It will be fun to stay in touch. You can reach me at

Bark EUROPA · 5 months

Good day Sailors, EUROPA is berthed in Palmeira on Sal where our crew will be ready to welcome you from 17.00 hrs. We look forward to meet you!

Michael · 5 months

Flight to Sal tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting everybody next week!

Bark EUROPA · 6 months

Goodafternoon sailors! Meeting today is at the Marina de Cascais where a zodiak will be ready to bring you to the ship from 17.00 hrs. We hope to meet you there!

Dianna · 6 months

Hi! Can someone post where we are meeting the boat today, please. Also, is 17:00 the earliest we can come to the ship? Thanks

Wim · 6 months

Hey you there, when you are on board of the Europa between Sal and Montevideo we meet each other. I am looking forward crossing the ocean with the Europe and al the people on board with the same feeling and interest, SAILING. Meet people, working together, listen to each other stories, learn from each other and looking to the stars in the night without all the modern communication around you like internet and mobile phone, thats real life i think. 34 days on a ship on the ocean, we will do were other people keep on dreaming. See you on Sal, Wim

Charlotte · 6 months

Hi! Katrin and I just arrived in Cascais. Would love to meet our travel companions for those who are already here. Anyone wants to meet for dinner?

CHARLES · 6 months

For the Cape Verde to Montevideo voyage, I played with Garmin routing tools and came up with this approximate routing. The table shows distance and time between waypoints using a constant speed of 5 knots. The speeds and course will vary from this, but it shows milestones, such as crossing the equator approximately 8+ days after departing Sal, Cape Verde, and arriving in Montevideo after 33+ days. I am curious whether Europa hugs the coast of Brasil, which shortens the distances.

Priska · 6 months

hello, anyone at Scheveningen during the day on the 3rd. is there a place we can meet? Or someone arriving around 8:00 am in Amsterdam? see you soon .-)))

Priska · 6 months


Katrin · 6 months

For the Cascais to Teneriffe leg, with the forecast warm weather, is light summer sailing gear sufficient? or are rain suit and boots needed, as well?

Bark EUROPA · 6 months

Dear Sailors, for those who will join us on the leg from Scheveningen to Cascais, we hope you are almost packed and ready to go. Just a quick update: the ship will be in the First Harbor/ Eerste Haven (Vissershavenweg). We will see you there! Best wishes, Team Bark EUROPA

Willow · 6 months

Hello everyone, I am a US person and I am trying to figure out the insurance stuff and it appears that most insurance company only work with UK EU or AU people for blue water any of you have tips or suggestions for companies that cover US people? Thank you Willow

Frits · 6 months

On arrival in Montevideo I wil stay for 2 nights there before flying back to Amsterdam on novembre 13th. I booked a room in hotel Ciudadano Suites in the city centre. Perhaps other sailors who disembark there can book the same hotel? It costs 115 euro for 2 nights.

Lex · 6 months

Hi! I live in Amsterdam and I will be joining the Scheveningen to Cascais leg in two weeks time. Looking forward to it!

Silke · 6 months

Boots plus water proof trousers and jacket are super when it is raining. You will stay warm and dry even in a storm while steering or doing lookout. On this trip let's hope we'll have eternal sunshine, but just in case....

Sally-Ann · 7 months

Are sailing boots worth packing. Does anyone have an opinion. They are heavy, but if it keeps your feet and shoes dry, it may get be worth it.

Willow · 7 months

Following the comments below if you are interested there is a book (one of my personal favorites) called “The young sea officer’s sheet anchor”. It is a old book but very good on all sea stuff for a square rigger. Anything from how to reef to housing masts!

CHARLES · 7 months

I'm joining the Cape Verde to Montevideo leg of Europa's next voyage. Being retired with a lot of free time, and being super excited about experiencing tall ship sailing, I've been looking into resources to help prepare for the voyage. One great set of materials that you may also find fun and helpful are the Training Materials from the LAMI - Los Angeles Maritime Institute. Unlike Bark Europa, the LAMI tall ships are brigantines, but their materials are very well written and provide useful tall ship basics. Especially good are their "Brigantine Seamanship" Parts I through VI, available online at . If like me you have always sailed small and medium-sized marconi-rigged boats, these Seamanship guides are great primers on tall ship handling. Examples include their illustrated step-by-step sections on "Tacking with Square Sails Set", "Wearing with Square Sails Set" and "Bracing and Cockbill".

Bark EUROPA · 7 months

Dear Sailors, we have received a lot of questions concerning the stopovers in port. If you have booked the combination voyage (staying on board from Scheveningen to Montevideo) you can stay on board during the stop in Cascais, but you cannot stay on board during the stop in Tenerife. You will have to arrange accommodation for the nights of 27 and 28 September. The 29th of September you will be embarking again with all the new voyage crew. Best wishes, Team Bark EUROPA

Luis · 7 months

Dear shipmates, I live in Lisbon and will join the leg between Cascais and Tenerife. Looking forward to meeting you! Luís

Nick · 7 months

Dear fellow crewmembers , Who is looking for transport to lisbon airport on sepember 15th ? Please reply to Nick if you want to share taxi or taxibus.

Frits · 7 months

I found the answer on the Cabo Verde visa question on the "travel information" part of this community page: Upon your arrival in Sal the Chief Mate will take your passport to the airport and purchase a visa for you. The cost of this visa which is arranged upon your arrival with the ship are €25,- and will be added to your bar bill.

Rienk · 7 months

Hi, My name is Rienk, travelling the four legs from Scheveningen to Montevideo. I had a preview of Europa yesterday in Harlingen and she is indeed a beautiful ship! Looking forward to meet you all and have the experience of a lifetime. Only one month to go! Best regards

Frits · 7 months

Europa coming into Harlingen harbour

Frits · 7 months

I am sailing all the way from Scheveningen to Montevideo. I tried to find out if it is neccesary to have a visa for the one night transit stay at Sal (Cabo Verde). Can anyone tell me? This weekend I was at the Tall Ship Races in Harlingen, I saw Europa sailing in to the harbour and visited the ship on a 2 hour tour. It was very pleasant to already meet some of the crew. Looking forward tot get part of all this in about 4 weeks.

June · 7 months

We are sailing the Cascais to Tenerife leg. We will arrive in Cascais a few days before Europa's departure. We plan to bicycle a bit and visit the beaches. Send us a message if you'd like to meet up sometime before boarding in Cascais. June and Mike USA

Philip · 7 months

Hello to everyone on the Scheveningen to Montevideo voyage. I'm due to be in Harlingen on the 5th and 6th of August for the Tall Ships event. I'm booked on a short voyage (4 days) on one of the other ships (Sorlandet) out of Harlingen. For me it will be a sort of appetizer for the Atlantic voyage on Europa. While in Harlingen I hope to visit Europa, probably on the 5th August. If anyone else, booked on the Atlantic voyage, is in Harlingen at the week-end we might meet up. In any event I look forward to meeting you all in early September. Philip

Jan · 7 months

Hello everybody sailing from Tenerife to Montevideo, I'll join you on this trip, can't wait to get goiing. My name is Jan Douwes, I live in Groningen in the Netherlands. I can't manage to load a picture, sorry.

Hennie · 7 months

Unfortunately I cannot get my pictures straight

Hennie · 7 months

Hallo, my name is Hennie from The Netherlands. I Will join the trip from Scheveningen to Sal. I can not wait.

Philip · 8 months

Hello, I'm Philip and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I'm booked on the voyage from Scheveningen to Montevideo. Looking forward to sailing on Europa and to meeting everyone on board.

Katrin · 8 months

... I found the packing list on the FAQ. :-)

Katrin · 8 months

Hi all, I have the same question as Samantha. I will be travelling from Cascais to Teneriffe. The internet says that the weather should be sunny with temperatures from 16 to 29.

Ariadna · 8 months

Hello, I am Ariadna from Moscow, Russia. I will be on Europe from Scheveningen to Cascais. It will be my first experience of such kind and I am really excited about it.

Johan · 8 months

Hi everybody, My name is Johan (Dutch) and I will be participating on the leg between Tenerife and Cabo Verde. I sail for quite some years but basically on Dutch lakes and rivers and this is going to be my first "off-shore" experience. Looking forward to it !

Samantha · 8 months

Hello everyone! Do those of you who have sailed before have any helpful tips on what to pack? My main question is shoes. Will tennis shoes suffice, or do you suggest something different? Thank you for your help!

Gerhard · 8 months

Hi all, I'm Gerhard, a German living in Melbourne, Australia. I'll be on Europa from Tenerife to Montevideo. I've been on a few ships before, more than once on the Oosterschelde and the Abel Tasman, but this will be my first ocean crossing. Looking very much forward to the experience. I will bring replicas of historical navigational instruments with me. Happy to let people use them to pass the time on night watches ;) .

Rick · 9 months

Hi all, I am Rick from Oregon, USA. I will be joining the Europa from Tenerife to Montevideo. I have spent some time at sea but never on a square rigger. Excited to meet my shipmates and learn how to sail the Europa. See you all soon.

Kathleen · 9 months

Hello, I'm Kathleen from Scotland, sailing the Scheveningen to Cascais leg. I've sailed twice before on Europa and I'm looking forward to meeting you all on another great adventure.

Margot · 9 months

Hello, i am Margot and i Will be travelling with my Friend Bernd from Scheveningen till Cascais. It is our first trip on a tall ship. We are looking forward to that. We live in the Netherlands near to Scheveningen. See you in September.

Willow · 9 months

Hello! My name is Willow and I am joining the Europa from Tenerife to Montevideo. This will be my first voyage aboard her and first blue water sailing adventure. I am excited to meet everyone (including king Neptune) and to learn the ways of the Europa. Fair winds, Willow!

Samantha · 9 months

Hello! I'm Samantha (Sam) from North Carolina, USA. This is my first voyage on the Europa, and I will be on the Scheveningen to Cascais leg. I am super excited to meet everyone and learn a ton.

Paul · 9 months

Hi all, I'm Paul from the Netherlands, i'll be on board from Scheveningen till Montevideo as well. Will be my 2nd long voyage on the Europa but don't ask me which rope leads to which sail (yet) :).

Charlotte · 9 months

Hi, I'm Charlotte from Canada. My friend and co-worker Katrin introduced me to this adventure and I am so happy to sail along with her and everyone else between Cascais and Tenerife. See you soon!

Svenja · 9 months

Hi everyone! My name's Svenja and i'll join the two legs from Tenerife to Montevideo. I've done a few sailing trips before and I'm super-excited to cross the Atlantic this time! Looking forward to meeting you all :)

Claudio · 9 months

Hi all. I am Claudio and have booked the trip from Tenerife to Sal. I am a sailing beginner and expecting only the best from this trip. I will stay a week at Cabo Verde before flying back to Berlin.

Isabella · 9 months

Hi! My name is Isabella. I'm a student from Germany and am very excited to join on the lag Cascais - Tenerife. I've been sailing on small boats since my childhood and made my first experience on a tall ship two years ago. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Evelina · 9 months

Hi All, My name is Evelina. I live in Boston, USA. Last year I sailed a tall ship for the first time on board Oosterschelde. We won a race Bermuda -Boston. Europa was docked next to Oosterschelde in Bermuda. I felt overwhelmed by its elegance. When I came home at the end of the race, I saw that Europa was docked right under my balcony! Of course it was meant to be. I am so excited to sail Scheveningen -Cascais. Hope to be in good shape after sailing in Scotland on board of Oosterschelde (again!). There will be barely enough time between the voyages to do laundry LOL. Any recommendations for a hotel in Scheveningen?

CHARLES · 10 months

Following the Europa's "Cape to Cape" voyage including Antarctica, South Georgia Island, the Roaring 40's and Furious 50's, the cold weather was always a major factor in the crew's day to day life. The Cape Verde to Montevideo leg in October - November promises to sail through a very different kind of weather. I looked up NASA's "Sea Surface Temperature" database by latitude and longitude and built this chart of typical temperatures along the route. It's an extra bit of info for planning what gear to bring.

David · 10 months

Hello all! I'm David (Dave) from Scotland, sailing the Cascais to Tenerife leg. I've covered a few thousand miles on Europa over the years, and I'm looking forward to another voyage to interesting places, with interesting people. Life aboard is never dull! :-)

Priska · 11 months

Hello, I am Priska from Switzerland. I will be on board from Scheveningen to Teneriffe. I look forward to meeting you all.

CHARLES · 11 months

Hello, I am Chuck from the U.S. near New York City and will be on the Cabo Verde to Montevideo segment. I am retired, and although I have sailed since I was a teenager, I never dreamed I would be making this trip! But now it's only about 6 months away, and I look forward to meeting you all, and the permanent crew in October!!!

Dianna · 11 months

Hi! I am Dianna from the U.S. I live in New Orleans and own a small baking company. I have been wanting to take this trip for a very long time and look forward to sharing this experience with all of you! 😊🌻

Katrin · 11 months

On the Ottawa River.

Katrin · 11 months

Hi, I am Katrin. I will be part of the Cascais-Tenerife leg. I live in Ottawa, Canada, where I work as an economic analyst for the federal department of agriculture. For the past three years, I have been dinghy sailing on the Ottawa River, as well as a bit of crewing on day outings on 25' keel boats. I am very, very exited about the trip.

Monika · 1 year

Hallo I am Monika and I will travel with my husband Heinz from Schevenningen to Cascais. We are from the south part of Germany - Far away from the oceans. It is our first sailing-tour, but with our children we did a lot of outdoor living and paddling in Sweden. It will be quite different. See you in August. Monika

Bark EUROPA · 1 year

Dear all, For those who booked the full trip from Scheveningen to Montevideo, or combining two legs, it is possible to stay on board during the stopover in Cascais and in Sal on a breakfast-only basis. During the days between two legs the crew will take care of cabin cleaning, taking in new stores and will be busy with custom procedures and maintenance. After breakfast all guests will therefore be brought to shore, which is a good opportunity to stretch those sea legs and explore the towns and islands. No lunch or dinner will be served and after dinner you will all be welcomed back on board! However, during our stop in Tenerife, you can't stay on board. Please arrange accommodation on the island for 2 nights from the 27th September until the 29th of September. On the 29th you will be welcomed on board again at 17.00 in the afternoon. For those who have only booked one leg, it is not possible to stay an extra day on board. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Team Bark EUROPA

Sally-Ann · 1 year

Hi I am Sal going all of he way. Is there another female single traveller who would like to share accommodation in n Tenerife. I’m not sure where to book. Any ideas guys.

Peter · 1 year

Hallo my name is peter, but everybody calls me Pete. Will be on the trip all the way from Scheveningen to Montevideo, Did Some ocean sailing on the ketch”Bessie ellen” from Tenerife to falmouth. Also Did Sail from croatia to Mallorca via italy,sicily,Sardinië,menorca. So hope to meet you all in september but first i Will be sailing in my little RAB guc around the Island of hvar where i live.greetings Pete.

June · 1 year

Hello, My name is June Cormier and my husband Michael and I will be sailing aboard Bark Europa from Cascais to Tenerife. We are from New Hampshire, in the eastern United States. We both love the ocean and spend our summers fishing and lobstering off the NH coast. We have several motor boats and I have an ocean rowing shell. I used to do lots of racing, but now I just row around the coast and on lakes, at leisure! We do not have any recent sailing experience, but do have a great interest and are quite excited about our short voyage. We were tempted to try a longer trip, but decided to "get our feet wet" with the 12 day trip. I am a nurse and work per diem in a cardiac unit, which allows me to travel quite a bit. Mike is a recently retired VP of development at a non profit still does a bit of part time work. We are looking forward to meeting the crew and all of our travel mates! We will be staying in Lisbon for 3 days, then in Cascais from Sept 13-16 at F3 Hostels, fairly close to the waterfront.

Matthew · 1 year

Hi, my name is Matt Ellis, I'm a Canadian looking forward to the hop from Scheveningen to Cascais. I'll be travelling with my wife Maria. Super excited, I've sailed on a number of small boats since I was a teenager, but nothing to compare with this.

Huib · 1 year

Voorlopig, tot 3 september

Frits · 1 year

En nog een vraag: welke taal in deze community: Dutch or English?

Frits · 1 year

Hallo medezeilers vanaf 2 september, Het duurt nog lang voordat we uit Scheveningen vertrekken, de voorpret en het voorbereiden gaat beginnen. Een eerste vraag: we verwachten op 11 november in Montevideo aan te komen; is het veilig om een terugvlucht op 14 november te boeken of moet ik een ruimere tijdsmarge inbouwen? Groet, Frits

Bark EUROPA · 1 year

Dear trainees, Welcome to the community page! This community page is for all of you joining us for the voyage from Scheveningen to Montevideo. We hope that you will make use of this platform as an opportunity to get in touch before the start of the voyage and perhaps to share tips about clothes or equipment. We look forward to welcoming you on board! Team Bark EUROPA

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