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Land at sight

By: Jordi Plana Morales

A night spent sailhandling on light breeze, bracing several times and gybing to Starboard tack, expecting a fair breeze to pull us to our anchorage or the port pilot station in front of Montevideo. But still the sunrise over...

Man Over Board exercise

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The nice sunrise announced what was going to be a gorgeous morning weather. While the day starts, Europa rolls over a crossed swell on a downwind SW course, pulled at 3.8 to 5kn by 12 to 14kn of fair breeze. An appropriate...

November 2021

Getting into to Rio de la Plata

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The day when we actually approach the South American lands, starts with setting all remaining canvas on abating winds and calming seas. The rough waters and gusts over 30kn now became a steadier 15kn breeze from a S by E...

Two wanderes of the seas

By: Jordi Plana Morales

With the first daylight over the grey skies of the early morning, small flocks of Spectacled petrels became visible gliding around the ship. Some of their neighbors in the Tristan archipelago, their breeding grounds, also join...

The Spectacled petrel

By: Jordi Plana Morales

South Atlantic and Indian Ocean albatross, the beautiful Yellow nosed breeds in Tristan da Cunha archipelago and a handful of other remote islands further south. Their dispersal movements are not fully known, but generally...


By: Jordi Plana Morales

One of the longer lasting refurbishing projects during the last year between shipyards and maintenance in different Dutch Ports, the reconditioning of the ship’s stores hold, looking as nice as it can be in a steady...

Research update

By: Regitze Andersen

We have now crossed the equator and are travelling south with the Brazilian current and the south-eastern trade winds. Although the wind has been consistently strong we have still managed to find opportunities to slow the ship...

October 2021