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CAPE TOWN

By: Jordi Plana Morales

CAPE TOWN.  Day at anchor before going alongside  Last afternoon, after having a good look at the Cape Good Hope we turn northwards and slowly head to Cape Town. Clear skies, sunshine and calm seas were with us...

Coming up north towards Cape Town

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Last evening on increasing winds and raising seas once more, the watches keep on standby to clue up Royals when necessary. But so far Europa carries all she can handle on that dead downwind run situation, until midnight when...

The Agulhas Current

By: Jordi Plana Morales

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Running before the wind into the area affected by the Agulhas Current  We keep running downwind on variable and shifting blows, maintaining a course to keep up with it, riding the swell...

Running our Easting down

By: Jordi Plana Morales

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Running our Easting down   Bracing and passing all staysails to Port tack is how the day started, still in the darkness and starry skies.  People on watch was called on deck...

April 2018

South Africa welcomes us

By: Jordi Plana Morales

South Africa welcomes us with calm winds and sunny weather.  The good breeze that has been helping our progress until now, started to fade away during the night, but died almost completely in the early morning. ...

From Full-and-by to Downwind

By: Jordi Plana Morales

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Frontal Passage. From Full-and-by to Downwind.  As expected, during last night the skies became overcast and some showers started to show up in the horizon. The High Pressure System...

Easterly course towards South Africa

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Fair winds still blow during the whole day. We find ourselves on the wind corridor between a High Pressure System located North of us, and a Cyclonic system sweeping over the Roaring Forties. Keeping our course slightly North...

Rich birdlife around the ship

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Still under the influence of a High Pressure system, we keep steering on a SE-ly direction while experiencing quite variable winds, that had been with us since we left behind Tristan da Cunha shores. Some canvas went down last...