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(un)interrupted hours

By: Andy Washington

A few hours sleep after dinner or to stay up through to 4am? That  question divides Blue Watch. Some of the younger ones stay up in the  deckhouse playing cards, while the rest of us grab a few hours in our bunks....

April 2019

Very First Impressions.

By: Justine

Swaying gently, safely harboured in the embrace of Cape Harbour the  excitement is palpable. Akin to the first day of school for many, we are  quick to make our friendly introductions and share pot versions of...

CAPE TOWN arrival

By: Jordi Plana Morales

30th March 2019    Europa made her elegant way overnight under full sail on the light breeze blowing along the South African Coast. In the early morning, a few hours before dawn, Square sails were clewed up,...

Sailing again our way to Cape Town

By: Jordi Plana Morales

26th March 2019 SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Still under the influence of the anti-clockwise light wind spinning around a centre of relative High Pressure System, we got a windless
start of the day. The few Staysails that were...

A day of motoring under light winds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

For about a week we have been making good progress under sail, but already yesterday the wind started to decrease, making for adding Studding sails to our rig. Under sail and later with the help of this extra...

March 2019

Sailing our way approaching South Africa

By: Jordi Plana Morales

27th March 2019 SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Enjoying the great sailing from last afternoon, some adjustments on the sails and braces had to be done from the early morning. With the wind gradually backing and increasing...

A guide to being on lookout.

By: Robin

A ship's lookout is required by maritime law, not just for the simple amusement of the permanent crew as popularly thought. Lookout is performed with a buddy. The primary purpose as a lookout is to make sure your...