PELAGIC NEWS 18 DECEMBER 2003

For more info on our plans and availabiltiy see programme link above  or click here.

After a 22 day delivery from Cape Town to Stanley in the Falkland Islands with a December 1rst arrival, Pelagic Australis left for her first charter on December 6th.  Reports back from skipper Stephen Wilkins and Ewen Southby-Tailyour is that this cruise is definitely worth repeating so we are on for next year!  At the conclusion of the charter on December 20th Pelagic Australis will sail immediately for Puerto Williams in the Beagle Channel.  Meanwhile, skipper Richard Haworth recommissioned the old Pelagic that had wintered in Stanley and has now arrived in Ushuaia to begin provisioning for both vessels for the Breaking the Ice Project beginning December 31.

WILDLIFE AND WAR EXPEDITION PHOTOS - Click on thumbnails for larger versions

BREAKING THE ICE - Both Pelagics to support this unique mission of peace where a team of 4 Palestinians and 4 Israelis will join forces to take on the challenges of Antarctica to promote understanding. The team will be broadcasting a daily report to German television and this news piece will be available to other broadcasters worldwide via the Eutelsat Hotbird.  See www.breaking-the-ice.de  for more details.

3. Both Pelagics are now fully booked for February 2004.  Pelagic Australis will be supporting Magnus Olssonís (Assa Abloy in the last Volvo Race) cruise to the Peninsula to visit the sites of the 1901-1903 Nordenskjold Expedition.  Go www.sailantarctica.com/index.aspx  for more details.  The old Pelagic will be supporting a group of divers from the Czech Republic at that same time.

PELAGIC EXPEDITIONS AVAILABILITY  DEC 30  2003

TIERRA DEL FUEGO, CAPE HORN  AND BEAGLE CHANNEL MARCH-APRIL 2004

To conclude Pelagic Australisí first southern hemisphere season we are offering a 14 day cruise in Tierra del Fuego taking in the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. This cruise is suitable for a group of 8-10 people or on an individual basis. Cost will be $400 USD per person per day or $5600 USD in total. The cruise departing Puerto Williams Chile on March 15 will visit Cape Horn and then transit the entire Beagle Channel ending on the Straits of Magellan at Punta Arenas on March 28. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit a groupís objectives if climbing or trekking is a priority.  We have 4 places remaining. For more info see programme link above  or click here.


SIX THOUSAND MILES AND AN EQUATOR CROSSING - DELIVERY TRIP FROM PUERTO WILLIAMS TO THE UK

 Departure is now set for April 21st from Puerto Williams for this long haul delivery back to the UK. Pelagic Australis will sail from the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego to the UK via Brazil, Cape Verdes and the Azores. This six week ocean passage is ideal for gaining sea time for RYA qualifications. Cost is 3500 GBP per person. 4 places remain.  For more info see programme link above or click here.

e-mail: skipnovak@compuserve.com  as soon as possible to book your place

 

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