It is a journey by and for sailors, the objective is to get fully involved in everything related to polar navigation, not feeling like a passenger, but rather as part of a team.
It is not necessary to have great sailing experience, but a lot of interest and to have sailed before, in order to get the most out of the experience together with others who are passionate about the sea, sailing and adventure.
A sailing expedition to Antarctica entails, in addition to great satisfaction, the risk associated with any adventure. We will navigate with our own means to one of the most remote places on the planet, in a group of 16 people, with limited resources although with the possibility of connection thanks to the satellite phone.
Objective: to get the most out of the journey in the Sea of Hoces (Drake Passage) and the Antarctic polar navigation from the navigator's point of view.
We will combine navigation roles with learning in which we will see:
Thorough knowledge of the boat (preparation for polar navigation).
Navigation in remote areas (physical and mental preparation).
Polar Code (SOLAS, MARPOL, IMO, IAATO, SAR).
Drake Passage – Antarctic Peninsula, get to know the navigation area in depth.
Ice (navigation in ice, origin and types, limits).
Trip planning and strategy.
Precautions, problems and solutions.
Dangers and safety on board (safety elements).
Commercial, administrative and legal approach.