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The Drake "Gate"

By: James MacDuff

Yesterday we left the Beagle Channel under basically full sail, with sunny skies and plenty of Dusty Dolphins flying up out of the water all around the boat. A storybook departure. This morning came more sobering news, with...

Welcome to the Cape to Cape

By: Jordi Plana Morales

3rd March 2018 USHUAIA - WELCOME ON BOARD. Embarkation   After arduous preparations while Europa was moored alongside Ushuaia harbour for the last couple of days, finally everything was on board. Ship and crew was...

March 2018

The start of our Cape to Cape adventure

By: Jordi Plana Morales

4th March 2018 BEAGLE CHANNEL and DRAKE PASSAGE. Start of our adventure   This morning, Europa departs under the command of Captain Klaas and his Mate Jelte with their permanent crew of 17 and 40 voyage crew,...

Behind the scenes

By: Jordi Plana Morales

2nd March 2018 USHUAIA – Preparations for the trip. Behind the scenes   A trip like we are about to undertake on board the Bark Europa, with a total count of 52 days sailing the Southern Ocean and South...

Motoring into abating seas and calming winds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Steady 20kn of NNW winds have been the trend of the morning, after a few  hours of high seas and strong winds during the night. Under these  conditions, Europa motorsails with the Inner jib, Dekzwabber and...

February 2018

Motoring our way north

By: Jordi Plana Morales

For four days Europa has been enduring the wild waters and winds  motoring in a cloudy and foggy Drake Passage. Crossing the wide band of  the Polar Front, we find ourselves in the Sub-Antarctic temperate ...

A great farewell to our Antarctic landings

By: Jordi Plana Morales

From our scenic anchorage at the glaciated bay between Goudier and  Wiencke Islands, early in the morning Europa heaves anchor and starts  her way on what will be our last day of activities in Antarctica...