Cape Horn rounding
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<x-flowed>distance to Cape Horn: 3200+ nm
First, a welcome to a lot of new subscribers who are friends and
family of Europa crew members.
Europa is still enroute to Easter Island. As of last weekend (19-20
Oct) her position was 18.26 S, 122 W (880 nautical miles away).
Sailing conditions have been poor, and there have been unexpected
difficulties in arranging a fueling stop due to changes in
governmental rules. As of Monday morning (21 Oct), the ship's home
office in Amsterdam reported Europa was 700 miles northwest of Rapa
Nui/Easter Island, motorsailing at best speed.
There are now 8 of us waiting on the island for the ship, half at
Aloha Nui guest house and half at Hotel Orongo. Ship's office has
gone far beyond anything that could be reasonably expected regarding
information and our own needs and expenses. We 8 have gotten to know
each other well and are looking forward to embarking on the ship.
Two of the prospective crew have just finished 8 months work on the
first movie version of a Patrick O'Brian novel, "Far Side of the
World". I am very excited about the movie based on what they've told
me--they're really jazzed about it, say that everything was done the
way a seaman and O'Brian fan would hope, and they think it's going to
blow the doors off any other sea movie.
I also want to say that I am happy to have these notes forwarded to
others not on the subscription list--no further permission needed. I
am hoping that the next note will be sent after Europa arrives at
Easter Island, which we believe will be sometime between Friday and
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