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Almost there

By: Jordi

Early in the morning we are back to sailing downwind on a 080º course, as the light winds have been veering, coming now more from a westerly direction. As the breeze came down to around 10-20kn our speed also diminished...

Sunday at sea

By: Jordi

After the splendid run we did yesterday, it seems like today, despite enjoying another day of great sailing, it will not happen that we can beat the 240nm sailed during the last 24h. The wind started to ease down a bit,...

On our way to Cape Town

By: Jordi and Eduardo

A nice sailing day! During the afternoon we gradually start to brace a bit squarer, first just a little keeping the ship close-hauled, still doing great speed and heeling heavily to starboard and riding a moderate swell.

Laatste etappe

By: Peer

Tijdens de eerste landing op Tristan da Cunha gaat in de namiddag de scheepshoorn van de Europa. De mensen moeten terug naar het haventje lopen want de swells worden te hoog. Het schip deint als een opblaaseendje in een ligbad...

March 2017

Closer to South Africa (Cape Town)

By: Jordi

From yesterday the wind had eased to between 10-15kn, becoming SW. Europa sails downwind with the three starboard studding sails set plus the topgallant studding sail on port side. All squares are set but the main Course, and...

Het zit erop

By: Peer

Het is nog mischien nog 3 of 4 dagen tot de Bark Europa in Kaapstad zal binnenvaren. Hiermee wordt de laatste Antarctica-expeditie van 2017 afgerond en zal het schip het droogdok in gaan voor groot onderhoud en de goedkeuring...

On watch

By: Jan

Nights, those dark companions and all the stories which they bear with pockets full of stars, a planet fog, rain and coldness too they bring or breathe a lazy warmth and damp They act as if they´re kings of time but...


By: Jordi and Eduardo

Overnight, we sailed towards Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, reaching the bay that marks the entrance to the unique settlement of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas at Tristan. We reached the proximity of the harbour at 03:35, time at...