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Day 4 on the Drake

Door: Fosse Fortuin

POS: 61*53 S 57*20 W COG: 135 SOG: 6,8 WND: W 5-6 We are about to arrive at Pinguin Island. We're just furling the last topsails , the ice lights are on and 4 hours to go till the...

februari 2024

Day 3 on the Drake

Door: Fosse Fortuin

Hello all, POS: 59*13 S 60*41 W COG: 150 SOG: 6,8 WND: SW 5-6 Day 3 on the Drake. Waiting for that wind shift. Patiently waiting. We would like to go to Antarctica but the wind likes it more if we would go to...

What will the Drake Passage bring?

Door: Fosse Fortuin

Hello all, POS: 57*55,92 S 64*46.02 W COG: Sailing Close haul with a full moon and the Southern Cross. SOG: 6,8 WND: NW 4-6 bft During the last weeks I have been curiously looking at the weather forecasts and the run...

februari 2024

Vernadsky at last

Door: Beth Hitchcock

This morning started in a more leisurely manner with extended breakfast from 0700 to 0900. Again , something scrumptious and new from the galley - a sweet roll of deliciousness filled with banana and dusted with...

Graham Passage

Door: Laura Grange

  Graham Passage/ Foyn Harbour & the Governonen (Enterprise Island)/ Orne Harbour (FjordPhyto Citizen Science Project)/ Danco Island An early morning wake-up call alerted all onboard to the exciting news...

februari 2024

Icebergs for Breakfast

Door: Beth Hitchcock

We woke this morning to a bright dawn and a sea full of icebergs, glowing blue and white in the sunlight. Soon after breakfast, the first land was sighted: we had arrived in the South Shetland Islands, and our crossing of the...

Drake day 1

Door: Beth Hitchcock

In the early hours of the morning, the wind continued to die to a stable 10 knots calling for us to stop wallowing around at 2.5 knots and make use of the engines. The crew and voyage crew worked together to coordinate the...

januari 2024

Jougla Point, Wienke Island

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

The weather change announced yesterday by a passing front and reflected in the forecast has reached the area.  Still in calm conditions though under some snow showers sweeping over the Butler Passage, late last...

januari 2024