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A day's work

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Combining the whole of the crew are the hands, muscles and brains sailing the Europa across the oceans.  From galley to captain, all are working for the common goal of crossing from South to North Atlantic....

Widening our horizon

By: Eric Kesteloo

Out here, except in bad visibility, we have unlimited views all around. There is however this sort of line where the sky meets the water, called the horizon. The horizon is where mother Earth limits how far we can see,...

Vastness of the Sea

By: Richard Simko

It is hard to comprehend the vastness of the sea. Only when you are in the middle of it not seeing any land for weeks, it really hits you. Standing on the helm with some time for thoughts we admire the raw power of the ocean....

Further ponderings...

By: Jordi

We tie knots. Hundreds of ropes need countless sailors’ knots. The ship needs them to keep the sails and rig taut. Here, out at sea, we tie ourselves to sailing the ship across the oceans. We also need them not to...

April 2020

Stillness and calm

By: Richard Simko

Stillness and calm. Almost for the whole week we are stuck at 21° latitude. “Epic slow” says Krista, our bosun, paraphrasing the title of Eric’s post from two weeks ago about an epic low...

Steering through ever-changing seas

By: Jordi Plana Morales

We steer the ship through any kind of winds and weather, through high and low pressure systems and the wavering areas in-between them, making it necessary even to heave-to, to wait for better airs to follow. The changeable...

Licking our wound

By: Eric

With our trips into the Southern Ocean and to Antarctica, we are quite used to heavy weather sailing. The Drake Passage is known for its rough seas, but after some 60 odd crossings in all kinds of conditions, I...

Epic Low

By: Eric

Out here, we get only written glimpses of what is happening around the world. It is difficult to grasp the full extent of what is taking place. The fact that we are fully focused on racing Europa to the equator and...

Our journey

By: Jordi Plana Morales

"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion—when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to...