Mauritius to Cape Town

Leg 17

The island nation of Mauritius is surrounded by more than 150km of white sandy beaches and the world’s third largest coral reef. This provides a strong connection between the islanders and the sea, resulting in this location being a great place for us to explore the issue of plastic pollution and marine debris on an island-scale. We will then sail 140 nautical miles towards Reunion Island, where we will stop off to carry out some onshore research and outreach before continuing our journey to Cape Town. The passage between Reunion and Cape Town covers 2,300 nautical miles and is a technically challenging sail, so make sure you have your sea legs at the ready! When at sea we continue with our science programme and workshops on board, and will aim to transect the western side of the Indian Ocean Gyre. As we head around Cape Point into the Atlantic Ocean, we will be treated to the stunning view of the iconic Table Mountain as we approach Cape Town. Here we will step ashore to share our findings and raise awareness with the local community.

This journey is made possible by the generous sponsorship by Slaughter and May.

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Leg Itinerary

  • 30th September 2020
    Leg 17 guest crew arrive.
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 30th September 2020
    EVENT: Waste survey and clean-up.
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 1st October 2020
    Planned departure towards Reunion Island.
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
  • 2nd October 2020
    Planned arrival into Pointe de Galets, Reunion Island.
    Pointe des Galets, Reunion Island
  • 3rd October 2020
    Waste survey on land and clean up, outreach events!
    Pointe des Galets, Reunion Island
  • 5th October 2020
    Planned departure towards Cape Town, South Africa.
    Pointe des Galets, Reunion Island
  • Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
  • 22nd October 2020
    Planned arrival into Cape Town, South Africa.
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • 23rd October 2020
    EVENT: Outreach Talk - Stories of science, sailing and solutions!
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • 24th October 2020
    Leg 17 guest crew depart.
    Cape Town, South Africa