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30.11.2019 - News Update - Pelagic winters in Maine - Falklands Photo Safari complete - Australis to Antarctica - Skip on science research trip New Year - Still some places on Pelagic Syllabus Yachtmaster Ocean training delivery Apr/May 2020

Falklands night sail. Rick Tomlinson

While Pelagic is hibernating at Lyman Morse boatyard in Maine in anticipation of the Arctic season in Greenland and Canada, Pelagic Australis is in Stanley just having finished her Falklands photo safari with Rick Tomlinson.

Albatross landing Falklands. Rick Tomlinson

Rick’s pictures of the prolific wildlife, spectacular navigation and shore activities will be up on the web site soon. If these shots do not make you want to sign up for the next one . . . .

Slide show highlights of Falkland Islands photo safari. Rick Tomlinson

Next stop for Pelagic Australis with skipper Chris Kobusch, mate Sophie McNeill and ice pilot Dave Roberts with friends will be the Antarctic Peninsula, the first of two trips this season. This is our popular “Ice With Everything” cruise. Always sold out!

Ice With Everything - Cocktails at Hofgard, Antarctic Peninsula. Stephen Venables.

Skip on Pelagic Australis is off just after Christmas for a five week expedition with a multi-faceted science team including researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, University of Maine Climate Change Institute and IAATO colleague Ted Cheeseman, founder of Happy Whale - to the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. The focus is on penguin studies, volcanology, ice coring and whale identification. Look up to see this exciting citizen science project.

Students practise taking sights enroute Falklands to Cape Town. Simon Van Dam

Finally another reminder. Anyone wishing for a complete re-cap of their ocean sailing skills including a focus on celestial navigation should sign up for the end of season RYA Delivery from the Falklands to Cape Town. We start with a five day course of study - the re-vamped Pelagic Syllabus which among other things embeds the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course. This is followed by two weeks of cruising the Falklands and then the 4500 miles ocean passage to Cape Town. For full details see or email: directly on . We have four places available.


Students carry out deck maintenance Tristan da Cunha (l) and grind the main halyard (R).
Photos Simon Van Dam

Pelagic Australis Antarctica Jan 2019.  Photo Stephen Venables