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Yankee Harbour and Edinburgh Hill

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Following a combination of sailing and motor-sailing night across the Bransfield  Strait, we found ourselves entering through the narrow channel that gives access to the natural port of Yankee Harbour. In the early...

Sleep, Interrupted

By: Bin Chen

One of the shipboard duties is to wake people up in the middle of the night for the next watch.  Sleep is precious.  No one likes to be woken up for watch.  Especially dog watch (Midnight to 4AM).  I...

Here we all are, sailing on Europa

By: Bob Baigrie

It’s about three weeks since I joined her in the Falklands and I keep singing a line from that wonderful 70’s LP, Ogden’s nut-gone flake : “Here we all are, sitting on a rainbow, du du, doodlie,...

Leaving Elephant Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Europa leaves the relative sheltered waters off the north coast of Elephant Island early in the morning to sail around the Western corner of the island and head SW towards Penguin Island, the small volcano we plan to visit...

December 2017

Marianne's Friday soup

By: Roger Davies

On this ship there is no Saturday, there are yards to tighten, No Sunday, dawn enough to enlighten, No Monday, the West wind blows, No Tuesday, the setting sun glows No Wednesday, there are sails to haul No...

Antarctic Sound-Weddell Sea

By: Jordi Plana Morales

What started like a gale force windy day, ended up with a great landing at Brown Bluff in calm conditions. In the evening we enjoyed the Sinter Klaas celebration. Europa finally rejoices a great sailing night, as we cross...

Wild approach to Elephant Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Heavy snowfall in the early morning blanketed our decks and rig, while the yards were braced squarer and we strike some sails. Wind became more N-ly, blowing at 20 to 23kn. Main Course, Fore Top Mast Staysail and...