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Ocean-crossing from South Africa to Horta

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Welcome in the voyage community: CAPE TOWN - ST HELENA - ASCENSION ISLAND - AZORES

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Trainees joining us from Cape Town to the Azores are in for an adventure of a lifetime. With close to two months at sea and 7700 nautical miles, this voyage is for those who seek the real sailing experience. On the way to the Azores we will visit both St. Helena Island and Ascension Island, giving trainees the chance to explore these remote Atlantic islands. Due to problems with the airplane landing strip on Ascension Island, the islands now is even more difficult to visit, but certainly worth the voyage! Between these stops, you will learn all there is to know about tall ship sailing and life at sea from experienced crew members, and make friends for life with your watchmates, with whom you'll share sunrises and sunsets, rainy days and starry nights. Let the adventure begin!

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Patrick · 3 days

Hi all! My name is Patrick, and I’m from the east coast of the US. I’ll be arriving in Cape Town around May 9th. This will be my first time on Bark Europa, and first time doing any major sailing. I’m looking forward to the voyage and meeting everyone!

Sam · 3 days

Hi All! I'm Sam from the UK, and I couldn't be more excited for the voyage, which will be my first on Bark Europa. I've recently returned from Australia, where I was lucky enough to work on board the tall ship Søren Larsen in Sydney Harbour for nearly 10 months - long enough to have me hooked on ship life! We rarely left the harbour though so I can't wait to go out to sea! Looking forward to meeting everyone in May!

Helena · 6 days

Hello everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself! I'm Helena and will be travelling from the UK to join the Cape Town to Horta voyage. I’ll be looking to arrive in Cape Town one or two days before we begin. It's my first time on Bark Europa and I'm really looking forward to the voyage and to meeting you all. Helena

James · 2 weeks

Hello All, Glad to be sailing again on Bark Europa. (two prior Antarctica trips). Wishing us all Fair winds and Following seas. Allen, I see you are already "down under" in your photo. Go Navy. Arriving May 13th. Wishing for rain and water for Capetown. Best wishes to all for safe arrivals and happy times. Looking forward to a great sail with all. All the best, Jimbo in New York. Arrrrgh Maties!!!

Allen · 1 month

Hey everyone! I'm really looking forward to this voyage. I've spent the last ten years as an Officer in the US Navy, but a logistics officer, not a ship driver. I've sailed on small boats since I was a kid, and have done some open ocean sailing. I'm a big geek for the age of sail so this is a dream trip for me. I'll be getting to Cape Town on May 5th, if anyone wants someone to do some touristy stuff (wine country, shark diving, etc) let me know!

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