Pelagic Australis and crew Miles Wise, Laura Parish and David Roberts are approaching South Georgia on her second voyage of the season, and soon to deploy a team of four mountaineers led by Stephen Venables on a ski traverse of the southern third of the island. Stephen led a similar trip to this region in 1989, and his team spent the first 20 days stuck in an ice cave below the Ross Pass. Wish him better luck this time! Follow his blog now running on

Pelagic and crew Chris Harris, Julie Lherault and Wayne Tyrril are also on the island as safety cover for the Norwegian South Georgia 2010 Expedition. They are off to a cracking start for their attempt to circumnavigate the island. Their blog is up and running and is excellent,  Also see Chris Harris' blog at

Norwegian South Georgia 2010 Expedition prepare at Grytviken

“Time on the Ocean – A Voyage From Cape Horn to Cape Town”

Meanwhile, the Irish poet and writer Theo Dorgan has just published his new book “Time on the Ocean – A Voyage From Cape Horn to Cape Town” about his time on Pelagic Australis on her annual delivery and training run from Chile to Cape Town in 2006. This appears to be an excellent read and pulls no punches about life on board. See word doc for details.

“Face to Face - Ocean Portraits.”

Also just released is Dr. Huw Lewis-Jone’s magnificently presented “Face to Face - Ocean Portraits.” This high end production profiles 50 maritime personalities, both historical and recent, yours truly included! See the PDF file for contact details on how to order  or go to

Pre Season Heads Up!

There are only a few places going on Pelagic Australis:

December 31st to January 20th 2011 Antarctic Peninsula 2

February 10th to March 3rd Antarctic Peninsula 2

March 28th to April 10th Tierra del Fuego and the Horn 1

April 18th to May 1st TDF and the Horn – full boat available for a group or individuals

Although late in the season, this is a superb time of year, crisp clear days, less wind and winter snow on the mountain.

May 10th to June 20th Delivery to Cape Town with RYA Course 2

And of course 2011 to 2012 is starting to fill up – better put your name down now than miss out! See the web site  for availability or contact Skip on


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