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Twinkle twinkle little star

Door: voyage crew

It's not just a trite line in a children's   song.  It's an astonomical phenomenon.  The stars twinkle.  Twinkling is   most noticible on bright stars, like Beetlejuice.  When...

Scientist update #1

Door: Marloes and Marcus

As soon as we left Cape Town the manta trawl and plankton net were in the water and since then we’ve been doing daily samples. The first couple of days were really about learning the best methods. This included learning...

(un)interrupted hours

Door: Andy Washington

A few hours sleep after dinner or to stay up through to 4am? That  question divides Blue Watch. Some of the younger ones stay up in the  deckhouse playing cards, while the rest of us grab a few hours in our bunks....

april 2019

Scientist update #2

Door: Andy Washington

On our 2nd day on St Helena our on board scientist Deborah Robertson -  Andersson kindly asked me to accompany her to visit Sandy Bay. We  collected samples from the beach for her research in Durban into the ...


Door: Justine

Squall: (n) A sudden, sharp increase in wind speed that is usually  associated with active weather. Squall: (v) A loud, emotional expletitive in the form of shouting or  crying. We were: settling happily...

Very First Impressions.

Door: Justine

Swaying gently, safely harboured in the embrace of Cape Harbour the  excitement is palpable. Akin to the first day of school for many, we are  quick to make our friendly introductions and share pot versions of...

CAPE TOWN arrival

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

30th March 2019    Europa made her elegant way overnight under full sail on the light breeze blowing along the South African Coast. In the early morning, a few hours before dawn, Square sails were clewed up,...

maart 2019

Sailing our way approaching South Africa

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

27th March 2019 SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Enjoying the great sailing from last afternoon, some adjustments on the sails and braces had to be done from the early morning. With the wind gradually backing and increasing...