PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE NO 6 21 JANUARY 2004
For more info on our plans and availabiltiy see programme link above or click here.
BREAKING THE ICE - Both Pelagics have supported this unique mission of peace where a team of 4 Palestinians and 4 Israelis joined forces to take on the challenges of Antarctica to promote understanding. See www.breaking-the-ice.de for more details.
BREAKING THE ICE PHOTOS
Pelagic Australis' next trip is to support 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 As at Jan 21 2004
HAMBLE TO TROMSO 20 JUNE - 17 JULY
This cruise, which totals a month but is possible to do in weekly increments, leaves Hamble on 20th June and aims to get North to the inner Hebredies as fast as possible via the Irish Sea. The first planned port of call is the Island of Islay followed by Jura to Oban with calls at distilleries on the way. Time and weather permitting this leg offers the opportunity to visit the whirlpool of the Gulf of Correyvreckan and climb the Paps of Jura.
The second week offers a more leisurely progress through the Western Isles from Oban to Ullapool with, depending on the weather, the following possibilities, Iona, Fingals Cave, climbing on the Cullins of Skye and the isolated anchorages and wildlife of the Outer Hebredies.
The third week sees a trip from Ullapool to Trondheim which may take in a trip up the Sognefjord or calls to the Orkney and Shetland Isles on the way.
The final week will aim to get from Trondheim to the Lofoten Islands as soon as possible and spend 2-3 days cruising this unique area. For more information see the programme section link above or click here.
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 3 places remaining. For more info see programme link
above or click
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
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