This sailing voyage starts in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay or Piriapolis, east of Montevideo with a connection by bus. The port of of embarkation will be announced a few days before departure on this website.
The Bay of Montevideo forms a natural harbour, the nation’s largest and one of the largest in the Southern Cone, and the finest natural port in the region. Various streams criss-cross the town and empty into the Bay of Montevideo. Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala.
From Montevideo we will have a nice sailing voyage towards the Falklands, plenty days of learning how to sail the EUROPA. And in the end of this trip you will be rewarded with the possibility of exploring the Falklands. Where possible we will try to make landings on one of the several islands of the Falklands.
Montevideo ( Uruguay) - Port Stanley (Falkland Islands, United Kingdom) The final leg before the start of a new Antarctic Season goes from Montevideo (or Piriapolis, please see above) to Stanley. The crew will welcome all new sailors on board and everybody will be assigned to the watch system. After about 15 days and a little bit over 1000 miles the ship is expected in Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands (the Argentine call it Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago, consisting of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, is a self-governing British Overseas Territory. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina has claimed sovereignty.
The Falkland Islands have a rich history embracing maritime trade, missionary links, Darwinian discoveries and participation in the two World Wars. Links with sealers, whalers, explorers and South American indigenous people have helped to shape the culture, as well as the natural environment of today’s Falklands. From fossils to geological features, historic buildings to shipwrecks, reminders of the past can be found everywhere in the Islands. The Falkland Island Museum in Stanley is an excellent starting point to gain an appreciation of Island life, past and present.
On our way to Port Stanly we will try to make some stops with our ship and make a landing on one of the Islands. They will be a fee charged between 10 and 20 pounds per landing, but this can be paid on board after each landing.
After arrival in Port Stanley you have a couple of days to spend on the Falklands before your return flight. For suggestions on accomodation please have a look at http://falklandislands.com. It is possible to stay a few nights extra on board Europa on bed& breakfast basis for a surcharge.Optional reservation Booking form