Exactly one year today we’ll be sailing from Falmouth on Elinca on our
journey to the end of the world. All the preparation is progressing
well. Two weeks ago we had two four-day trips sailing on Elinca from
her home port of Stornoway in the Hebrides. There were 12 of us on the
first trip and seven on the second. The weather wasn’t ideal but
everyone had a great time and I was reassured to see how well Elinca
and everyone coped with what ever the weather can throw at her. Thanks
to everyone who’s sent me photos from the week, I’ll get these up on
the website as soon as possible.
We have finalised the itinerary now and are pleased to announce that
we’ll use Falmouth for the start and end of the trip in the UK.
Falmouth is the closest port to Biscay and will allow the adventure to
get under-way immediately we sail. It also has great facilities for
the final preparations. It’s also a great place to visit and it would
be great to see anyone who can make it for a party. We have also
settled on Las Palmas on Gran Canaria for our port in the Canary
Islands at the start and end of the Atlantic crossings.
We’re hoping to have another week sailing on Elinca in Stornoway early
next year, probably in March, and we’ll let you know the plans as soon
as we can. Meanwhile we’re busy finalising the Antarctic and South
Georgia permit applications and gathering together all the kit that we
need for the adventure. We’ll also put together a more detailed kit
list and details of each port to help you plan your travel out to
Elinca. Meanwhile Elinca’s owner Angus has just started work on her
winter refit to get her ready for the trip.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions and I hope that
you’re excited as I am!