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Plankton, plastics and pelagics

By: Karl Beerenfenger

An update from the marina of Funchal on the island of Madeira, where we saw two 1,5 meter Scalloped Hammerheads patrolling the shallow waters around the ship this morning. An unexpected and spectacular event having these...

September 2022

Celebrating life on Bark EUROPA

By: Karl Beerenfenger

  With two birthdays, sightings of dolphins and whales on six different occasions, beautiful plankton under our microscopes and a swim in the Atlantic Ocean one could say we are celebrating life on board Bark EUROPA,...

Life on board by Coen de Bruijn

By: Coen de Bruijn

Last week I sailed from Harlingen to Antwerp in 6 days during the Tall Ship Races on board Bark Europa. I saw many amazing things during this trip; from two and a half meters long jellyfish and luminous plankton to drilling...

July 2022

Starry starry night

By: Karl Beerenfenger

My first day on board of Bark EUROPA, and I hit the jackpot: a night sail on Dutch UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea. In complete darkness, enlightened by the moon and workshops from experts on plankton, oceanography,...

Rust, Sweat & Tears

By: Amelie Marchand

Sailing past Brighton at midday today, the white cliffs of Dover on the horizon, the end of the trip feels closer than ever and the excitement for the Tall Ship Race festival grows louder.    No efforts...

July 2022

Sunrise & Land in Sight

By: Amelie Marchand

This morning around 06:00, trainees and crew on watch were lucky to witness a magnificent sunrise. After a few days of grey clouds, everyone was delighted by all the colourful shades the sky had to show off. The clear...

Boltropes & Blocks

By: Amelie Marchand

After dinner, t he dishes are done, the galley is clean , and the permanent crew gathers on the poop deck for the first handover of the night. As the light disappears on the horizon, we still ha ve plenty of tasks to...

July 2022

LAND HO

By: Klaas Gaastra

Today we heard the call “LAND HO” from the bow, low on the sharp horizon some small Islands became  visible, the Isles of Scilly. Later in the morning Wolf rock and Lands End showed there contours on our...

July 2022