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It is like running a big house!

By: Raphael Houde Belle-Isle

The first impression I had when I got on board of the Bark Europa was  that of entering a movie scene. With its four decks all connected  together and wide open, its massive sails and its infinity of ropes,...

Midnight steering

By: Kathie Brosemer

Last night on the midnight watch, I steered Europa by the position of  Arcturus in the mizzen shrouds. I’ve been on board for two weeks now, and have seen dark skies, bright  gibbous moonlit skies, fog...

July 2017

"Looking the cat out of the tree."

By: Monique

Arrived in Saguenay the Europa moors alongside her sistership the  Oosterschelde. Having a coffee I'm looking at the ship from the sailors  lounge. On the key there is a long row for the open ship this...


By: Kieran Norton (15) and Jack Mault (15)

Dangling off a wooden pole 100 feet in the air may seem dangerous to  some, but the Europa generates true beauty out of this experience.  Although we have only been on the Europa for about a week we feel...


By: Joop van der Wal

Every few hours the temperature of the seawater is measured on Bark Europa. From the measurements we conclude that now we have arrived in the Gulfstream. The warmth of the tropics, for a not clarified reason, is transported to...

Bermuda in zicht

By: Lotte en Matthijs

Komende week vaart het Nederlandse Tall Ship de bark EUROPA mee met de Tall Ships Race van Bermuda naar Boston, en Haagse Lotte Linthorst en Matthijs Boesten zeilen mee! Na zeven weken op zee hebben Lotte en Matthijs het goed...

June 2017

Getting ready for the race

By: Eric Kesteloo

After motoring into the wind out of Boston harbour with a respectable number of people waving and cheering, and us honking the horn in response, we could finally properly sail at the split into the...


By: Joop van der Wal

Low pressure areas like to chase each other. They come one after another right across our track from Bermuda to Boston. Captain lets the first and the second one pass. After the second one there is enough wind to proceed with...