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Due South

By: James MacDuff

Welcome, almost, to Antarctic waters! After a few days of round-the-clock, all-weather sailing, the nautical miles are accumulating and we will soon be closing in on the first stop, appropriately named Snow Island....

Variable winds at the DRAKE PASSAGE

By: Jordi Plana Morales

7th March 2018 Variable winds at the DRAKE PASSAGE    In the early hours of the day we find ourselves motoring our way south, on light N-ly winds and still quite an important swell, making the Europa roll on an...

Unexpected turns and interesting wildlife

By: Jordi Plana Morales

5th March 2018 Seeking for shelter against the stormy winds forecasted in the Drake Passage  For the few dark hours last night and early morning, Europa enjoys an exhilarating sailing southbound, leaving behind the...

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...

March 2018

Drake passage - Calm after the strong winds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

In the early hours of the new day the wind died down, gradually starting to blow a gentle breeze from the SW as we try to keep our sails full. Top gallants and Royals are set again but soon hands are called on deck to clue...

Back on course

By: Jordi Plana Morales

6th March 2018 Back on a Southerly course in the Drake Passage  Turning around and head on a NE-ly direction for a few hours proved to be a great decision, as we linger around calm waters and light winds at the Eastern...

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...

February 2018