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Walking around like teletubbies

By: Janke

6 days ago we left Sal. With favourable winds the first 24 hours we  sailed in between the islands. Finally the last land disappeared behind  the horizon and all on board knew that no land is to be seen for...

October 2018

Life is good on board this historic vessel

By: Johan van der Burgt

This is my first trip on a tall ship. On its way to Montevideo-Ushuaia  and Antartica. I'm participating on the small leg from Tenerife to Sal  (Cabo Verde).  We had last Sunday under a blue sky a smooth...

We landed at Selvagem Grande

By: Luis Monteiro

Going ahead of schedule on the September 24th, we landed at Selvagem Grande, a Portuguese island located between Madeira and the Canaries. Being of volcanic origin, it's otherworldy and almost deserted. If it weren't...

Unexpected weather

By: Janke Kingma

14 September 2018 38 41 N 009 41 W Before you leave port to start a voyage you have an imagination of the  area to sail in and under what circumstances that possible will be. The  input of information on...

September 2018

A promise of warm sun and shining blue water

By: Sarah Saulnier-Leclerc

The seas south of Portugal hold their promise of warm sun, shining blue  waters with ever shifting hues, and steady winds. Time is flowing  slowly, as the sun travels above our masts, and I have lost the count...

On our way South

By: Janke Kingma

8 September 2018 5:30 UTC 47 52 N 006 00 W The fourth of September around 14:00 Europa left home port Scheveningen   (The Hague) on her way south for another year of wandering around the Atlantic.  The 4...

Our departure from Stavanger

By: Pien Vermeulen

Als enige voeren we met zeilen Stavanger in. Voor velen het einde van een fantastische reis, maar voor ons nog maar een tussenstop. Wat een heerlijk gevoel dat wij nog niet de boot af hoefden. We hadden net een geweldige...

August 2018

Ahoy Pollywogs

By: Douwe en Maurits

Ahoy pollywogs. Zo werden wij in ieder geval  genoemd voordat we de evenaar overgingen.  Nu zijn we inmiddels echte shellbacks en ingewijd in Neptunus zijn  koninkrijk. Na de wat vieze maar passende...

World Ocean Day

By: Jeremy Sterling

A new update from our science team on world ocean day!  Since St. Helena we’ve transitioned into the South Equatorial Current and noticed a significant shift in the amount of plastics we’ve sampled in the...

June 2018

Our first night trawl

By: Jess Fox

“On the morning of 11th June we decided to do our first night trawl and  deploy SaManta at 04:00! She plunged into and sifted through the calm,  tropical, surface waters for approximately 1 hour. The...