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RENDEZ VOUS 2017 - TALL SHIPS RACES

After a visit to SAIL Boston we will set sail towards Canada, from Boston we will race against many other international Tall Ships towards Charlottetown in Canada. From Charlottetown we will enjoy the beautiful Canadian Gulf of St Lawrence, we will set sail towards Miramichi and from there we will make a stop in Sagueney before we sail into Quebec. 

From Quebec, we leave the festivities behind us and set sail towards Corner Brook down the St. Lawrence River. Also on this voyage, we will be on the lookout for whales of different species in the fertile waters of the St. Lawrence River.From Corner Brook, we will head back into the Gulf of St. Lawrence and sail south towards Louisbourg, located on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and from here we will proceed the voyage to Lunenburg.

During EUROPA’s visit to Lunenburg, the annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival will take place, drawing traditional as well as contemporary folk music performers and lovers from around the province and region.

The final leg of the Canada tour will take us from Lunenburg to Saint John, New Brunswick (not to be confused with Saint John’s, Newfoundland) with a stop in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Here is again the opportunity to spot humpback, minke and fin whales.

As our program in Canada includes a number of shorter voyages, this summer is the perfect opportunity for those eager to try their sea legs, but hesitant to set out on a long ocean voyage. We will offer both Atlantic coast voyages, such as those around Nova Scotia, as well as more inshore voyages where the seas are steadier, such as those in the St. Lawrence River.

Going sailing on board EUROPA was one of the best decisions of my life. The experience of life at sea together with people from all over the world made it a truly unforgettable voyage.  

Oceancrossing from North to South America

After finishing her summer program in Canada, the EUROPA will go into a short maintenance period in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In September 2017 we will set sail to make our way back down to Antarctica via Salvador, Montevideo and the Falklands Islands. 

These longer voyages are perfect for those who cannot get enough of sailing, and would like to spend some more time at sea. As a trainee, you will get a chance to learn all the tricks of the trade from experienced crew members, and by the end of the journey, you and your fellow trainees will be able to sail the ship with little help. Far away from internet connection and social media, you will be able to enjoy the fresh sea air and sunsets over the horizon, in the company of other trainees in search of adventure.

Beware! Sailing on the Europa is highly addictive!

Eva

Antarctica 2017/2018

In 2017/2018 the Bark EUROPA is sailing for the 16th time in Antarctic waters. This time we have 5 expeditions scheduled. Three voyages depart from and end in Argentina in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. This season we even have a special photography expedition, going to Antarctica and taking the best photos under guidance of professional photographers. Do you have South Georgia on your bucketlist? Visit Antarctica and South Georgia and improve your ocean sailing in our 34-day expedition starting on the Falkland Islands, UK or join the 52-day Cape to Cape expedition from March 2018. 

The adventure of a lifetime, my voyage on the Bark Europa was more than I could ever wish for. The experiences of this adventure will stay with me for ever... The crew are absolutely amazing: hard working, always a smile, and the galley crew are legendary! My fellow voyage crew members are now friends for life! If you ever get the opportunity to go on this adventure, do not hesitate for a single second. Just go! Thank you permanent crew, voyage crew and office staff!!

Elisabeth

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