With the wind dropping out, Captain Klaas ordered the studding sails, or stuns’sls as they’re more commonly known, to be set to eek out every bit of the small puffs of wind.

This view is from the skiff which the trainee crew were taken out on to get a view of the beautiful Bark Europa from the water.

I grabbed the opportunity to sail as a trainee crew member on the Bark Europa from Bermuda to Charleston, SC, a race leg on the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009. An amazing experience!


  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 5 years ago

    Stunning watery colours, very atmospheric.

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Lovely image…..the rippling water gives the reflection an eerie feel to it!!

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddover 5 years ago

    Great Shot!!!

  • Graham Mewburn
    Graham Mewburnabout 5 years ago

    we would be very proud to carry this fine vessel
    Gray and Irene

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