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CROSSING THE BRANSFIELD STRAIT

By: Jordi Plana Morales

11th March 2018  CROSSING THE BRANSFIELD STRAIT  under variable weather and wind conditions  Europa spends the night inside Deception Island, holding her ground against increasing winds under two...

Baily Head and Whalers Bay

By: Jordi Plana Morales

10th March 2018  SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. DECEPTION ISLAND Baily Head and Whalers Bay.    Waking up from a comfortable night at anchor at the southern shores of Livingston Island, Europa sets...

Quite the Friday

By: James MacDuff

Quite the Friday  I woke up shortly after 7AM for the morning watch, slightly disappointed to hear that the first icebergs had already been spotted close to the ship a few hours before. Try as you might, you cannot...

Drake passage - Calm after the strong winds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

In the early hours of the new day the wind died down, gradually starting to blow a gentle breeze from the SW as we try to keep our sails full. Top gallants and Royals are set again but soon hands are called on deck to clue...

Back on course

By: Jordi Plana Morales

6th March 2018 Back on a Southerly course in the Drake Passage  Turning around and head on a NE-ly direction for a few hours proved to be a great decision, as we linger around calm waters and light winds at the Eastern...

March 2018

Deception Spa

By: Mike Ackroyd

Deception Spa  Dawn on the second day in Antarctica saw the Europa tugging lazily at her anchor cable in unusually hospitable seas off Deception Island. This part of the coastline -Baily Head - is usually much too...

Arrival to Antarctica

By: Jordi Plana Morales

9th March 2018  SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS  A complete day full of experiences  After our departure five days ago, making our way southward and even having to weather the stormy winds of the Drake Passage...

Due South

By: James MacDuff

Welcome, almost, to Antarctic waters! After a few days of round-the-clock, all-weather sailing, the nautical miles are accumulating and we will soon be closing in on the first stop, appropriately named Snow Island....

Variable winds at the DRAKE PASSAGE

By: Jordi Plana Morales

7th March 2018 Variable winds at the DRAKE PASSAGE    In the early hours of the day we find ourselves motoring our way south, on light N-ly winds and still quite an important swell, making the Europa roll on an...

Unexpected turns and interesting wildlife

By: Jordi Plana Morales

5th March 2018 Seeking for shelter against the stormy winds forecasted in the Drake Passage  For the few dark hours last night and early morning, Europa enjoys an exhilarating sailing southbound, leaving behind the...