Congratulations to our leg two crew who have just arrived in Antigua on S.V TravelEdge after completing the second leg of eXXpedition Round the World – Leg 2: North Atlantic Gyre from Azores to Antigua with Copernicus Marine Service.

Last night, they held an event to celebrate the conclusion of their voyage and share their stories of travelling through the North Atlantic Gyre with an audience of 100 people at The Club House at Antigua Yacht Club. The event was also attended by the Antiguan Minister of Tourism, the honourable Charles Fernandez, who was able to discuss the government’s approach to plastic pollution in Antigua.

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During their voyage, the eXXpedition Leg 2 crew have been sharing their updates from sea. You can find out more about their personal experiences here.

27th October – Round The World leg 2 begins

28th October – Our time on land

29th October – Copernicus Marine Service: steering us towards solutions 

31st October – Visit to Musami Waste Management Facility

1st November – Sediment sampling, supermarket and beach clean

2nd November – Our first days at sea

3rd November – The three questions of everyday life on the boat

4th November – Stenella on the bow

5th November – Do fish use forks to eat?

6th November – Using the magic plastic-definition machine

7th November – STOP PRESS, we caught two fish!

10th November – Half-way celebrations 

11th November – Midnight snack

12th November – Starving in ample seas: more plastic than plankton in surface water samples

13th November – Sailing at “espresso-martini-speed”

14th November – Lost in translation 

15th November – The transatlantic sisterhood

A big thank you to Copernicus Marine Service for their support of the eXXpedition North Atlantic Gyre voyage.

Component of the European Union Copernicus program, The Copernicus Marine Service (also referred to as CMEMS) is dedicated to ocean monitoring and forecasting for the global ocean and the European regional seas. Implemented by Mercator Ocean International, a centre for global ocean analysis and forecasting, the Copernicus Marine Service provides a reliable and a sustainable response to user needs in application areas such as maritime safety, marine resources, the marine and coastal environment and climate and seasonal forecasting.

….. keep checking back for details of Leg 3: Exploring Antigua Via Greenisland which sails on the 23rd November 2019.


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