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Out of the silent planet

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Lights in the horizon, lighthouses, landmarks, an increasing number of  vessels around, digital charts and radar becoming crowded with ships and  other symbols indicating from Missile training areas to...

Using all the strenghts of the ship

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Fitted with 2 engines, 720 hp in total, and all modern equipment  necessary to match modern regulations for safe ocean passages to remote  areas as a sail training vessel, the 100+ years old Europa hull and...

This grand show is eternal

By: Jordi Plana Morales

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere. The dew is never dry all at once, a shower is forever falling. Vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continents...

June 2020


By: Merle Steinhagen

Yesterday we arrived in Scheveningen after 82 days at sea, sailing the  Europa across the Atlantic Ocean from the Southern tip of Argentina to  the Netherlands. And what a welcome we received!  It is hard to...

The Epic Low is back

By: Richard Simko

The “Epic Low” is back. The North Atlantic had another surprise in store  for us. As if the ocean wanted to put us through one last test before we  reach our destination. As we were approaching the...

Another week

By: Richard Simko

Another week has passed. We entered the new one listening to the roaring engines that we finally engaged after a long deliberation. Not even a day passed, exactly 22 hours and we set sails again as winds picked up, and...

Chasing the wind

By: Richard Simko

Chasing the wind. This could describe my sailing experience during the ninth week of our voyage. Compared to the old days of sailing we have weather reports at our disposal, but we cannot rely on them 100%. After all,...

8 weeks at sea

By: Richard Simko

It’s been almost two months since we left Ushuaia. Eight weeks on the sea, seeing only the vast ocean around, no land, no lush green grass or forests, no buildings, no other human beings. And also no Internet, which has...

May 2020

Casa Blanca

By: Emma Swannack

A few afternoons ago, our beloved Bosun Krista, gifted Gjalt and I with a door key. A beautiful bright green paper key with the words ‘Casa Blanca’ emblazoned upon it. Over the past 8 weeks the crew have been...