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In the groove

By: Richard Simko

We are almost one week into our journey. It feels like we left Ushuaia  quite a while ago but we are still only at the very beginning. The  Falkland Islands are behind us now. After an initial slow start and...

April 2020

Shock to the system

By: Eric Kesteloo

After our slow start on the first two days, with winds topping out at  just 2 Bft, we finally started moving for real on the early morning of  the 29th. The morning also brought clear skies, so that was a...

Hoist the sails!

By: Maria Intxaustegi

Extraordinary situations demands extraordinary measures and sacrifices. We are leaving. We are sailing back to the Netherlands. Europa embarks on what will be its most unique journey. From Ushuaia, we will cross the...

March 2020

Slowly edging towards the equator

By: Frederick Walters

Slowly edging towards the equator, and 1200km away from the nearest landmass, the Bark EUROPA has already experienced much excitement sinceembarking from the last port in Sal, Capo Verde. Only 11 days into thejourney,...

Research update

By: Frederick Walters

Pushing onward from the Canary Islands, the trade winds picked up making trawling ever more complicated with the increasing speed of the ship. With distance to land, the abundance of plankton quickly declined, as both...

October 2019

A sailors work is never done

By: Wim Nieuwenhuijse

A sailor’s work is never done. During Bark Europa’s transatlantic crossing from Tenerife to Montevideo, the whole crew worked very hard on the yards in replacing the ship’s four top sails fore & aft. It...

Trade winds and waxing moon

By: Janke Kingma

18 47,4 N 021 27,1 W 4.8 kts It's been already 5 days since we left Tenerife. While we were preparing the departure all of a sudden the wind picked up from the NE so we could sail the Europa without the use of...

March 2018

Logboek Matthijs week 4

By: Matthijs

Na het bezoek aan St. Helena zijn jullie in vijf dagen naar Ascension Island gevaren. Kunnen jullie deze 5 dagen beschrijven?  Na St Helena zijn we door gevaren naar Ascension Island. deze oversteek duurde 5 dagen. voor...

May 2017