Destination Area: South America & Galapagos Islands
Length: 28 NIGHTS
Vessel: Europa


Departs:

Montevideo, Uruguay on November 16, 2019

Returns:

Punta Arenas, Chile on December 14, 2019


cost €3,575- per person in a 4/6 person cabin
€4,250 per person in a 2 person cabin.

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Sail long ocean passages in the South Atlantic
from Uruguay to the Falkland Islands, through the Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas, Chile.



The bark Europa is well known by blue water sailors. She has sailed in tall ships races in the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, and even in the Great Lakes ...

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  • Participate in all the ship's routines alongside the professional crew
  • Set and trim sails
  • Take your turn at the helm
  • Stand watches
  • Learn some navigation
  • Observe marine mammals and birds

This voyage combines the best aspects of a sailing expedition - enough days at sea to really learn the ropes and feel comfortable setting the sails, plus time to fully dive into the sailing theory with the permanent crew and bring this to practice on the tough and unpredictable weather and sea conditions in this remote area. And you will have many days of exploring the Falklands.

We will start the voyage in Montevideo, and where Magellan went South along the coast towards the Strait of Magellan, we will make a little detour to the Falkland Islands before we enter the Strait of Magellan. From Montevideo it will be around 1200 nautical miles of sailing before we arrive at the Falklands. Our crew will teach you all about sailing a tall ship. You will be participating in the watchsystem and helping our permanent crew to sail the ship.

Once in the Falklands you will have a lot of days to spend roaming the island with our guides and spotting its incredible wildlife. After about a week of exploring we will set sail again towards Chile where we will sail into the Strait of Magellan, ending our voyage in Punta Arenas.

You will never be truly alone on this passage; you’ll be surrounded by dolphins and many seabirds: Cape Petrels, White-chinned Petrels, and albatrosses. Albatrosses are the best equipped for a permanent stay at sea: their territory is the open ocean. They love windy regions because they are unable to fly with little wind. On this passage, you will see albatrosses glide on the strong winds that are typical for this region. Expect to be called out on deck often to handle the sails in these, sometimes rough, conditions.

Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo is the capital and largest city in Uruguay. The city proper has an approximate population of 1,300,000. In terms of quality of life, Montevideo ranks 7th in Latin America. It has an entrepreneurial culture and a vibrant somewhat eclectic place with a rich life.

10 Days at Sea
Underway at sea without port calls.

Falkland Islands/Malvinas
The Falkland Islands (known as the Malvinas in Argentina which still claims them) are located in the South Atlantic approximately 300 miles east of the South American coast.

The majority of the 2,500 people that live in the Falkland Islands are of British descent. Over 80% live in the capital, Stanley, and the remainder live in settlements or on family farms around the islands.

The economy of the Falkland Islands was traditionally based on revenue from sheep ranching. However, with the creation of a conservation and management zone around the islands in 1986, income from a major offshore fishery has become the driver of economic growth. The Islands are now economically self-sufficient and investment in new facilities and services has brought about major improvements in the standard of living.

The Falkland Islands are filled with spectacular wildlife - a place where Nature is still in charge! Five species of penguin breed in the Falkland Islands. As well as the King, Gentoo and Magellanic (locally known as Jackass), there are Rockhopper and Macaroni all attracted to the Islands by the rich waters of the South Atlantic.

Sharing the white sandy beaches with the penguins are Elephant Seals, Sea Lions and Fur Seals; they hide in Tussac grass that can be ten feet tall in places. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded on the Islands, ranging from the tiny Tussac bird to large birds of prey such as the Striated and Crested Caracara, the majestic black-necked and Coscoroba Swans and, of course, the Black-Browed Albatross.


5 Days at Sea
Sailing a passage at sea, without port calls.

Punta Arenas, Chile
Punta Arenas (English: "Sandy Point") is the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. It is the largest city south of the 46th parallel south latitude.

Sitting on the Straits of Magellan Punta Arenas was established in 1848 as a tiny penal colony. During the remainder of the 1800's, it became increasingly important as international trade across the straits grew. The nearby countryside went through a gold rush and a sheep farming boom around 1900. Chile used Punta Arenas to exert sovereignty in southernmost South America. The straits of Magellan were recognized as Chilean in the Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina. The city is important for logistics in the Antarctic peninsula.


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