Adventure2013 is an epic sailing voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to South America, the icy wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula and the wildlife drenched beaches of South Georgia.
The voyages are organised by the organising committee, who met whilst working and volunteering for sail training charities around the UK, and they will be joined on route by over 60 crew members of all ages and backgrounds. The aim is to visit beautiful and far flung places in good company and splitting the voyage down into 2-4 week legs will allow as many people as possible to be part of this great adventure. The voyage will start from UK and call into Lisbon, the Canary Islands, Rio de Janeiro, the East coast of South America and Patagonia before making two trips to Antarctica from Ushuaia (the most southern tip of South America). On the return journey the boat will call at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia before returning home via Rio and the Canaries.
The skipper will be James Boyce. James is a yacht master Instructor with several years of professional experience on ocean going boats, including John Laing and Greater Manchester Challenge. The first mate will be Clare Thorpe, also a yacht master ocean, experienced enough to skipper the trip if called upon to do so. We will be sailing on Elinca a Challenge 67' yacht built from steel for racing the wrong way around the world through the Southern Ocean.
On this website we want to document our trip to share our adventure with those at home. If you are interested there's a detailed description of the different legs and a map of the route. Once we set off in September Elinca will activate her on-board tracker so that you can see where the boat is now and where it has been. We are also keeping a blog of our antics and adventures so that we can tell you all about the wildlife, the weather, the people and the parties that we meet.
For crew members and interested friends more information about life on-board can be found in our Style of Voyage document and for what to wear in Antarctic climates you can look at our suggested kit list. We have hopefully answered any questions that you might have in our FAQ, but please contact us if there is anything that we haven't answered. There is also our detailed risk register showing how we intend to control the various risks to the expedition.