2115 miles on the Atlantic Ocean

After spending 5 months on the other side it's time to head back to Europe. The Clipper is already halfway the Atlantic on her way to the Azores to make a quick stop. Time for an update from the Captain!

Leaving Boston

Ten days ago we left Boston with an enthusiastic group of passengers. During the voyage to the Azores the passengers have the opportunity to join classes about celestial navigation and history of square riggers. These classes will be given by Eef Willems, Eef sails her entire life and is teacher at the Enkhuizer Zeevaartschool.

Changing directions

A week ago we had our first glimpse of the warm Gulf Stream. Everyone was very excited about  the warm weather, crew came on deck wearing shorts! The route choice with the weird twist to the South was not only motivated by the desire for warm weather. The Gulf Stream is a westerly current, we wanted to catch a bit of the current and be south from the low pressure areas. Next to that, there are still icebergs to be found on the direct route, which we would like to avoid.sire for warmer weather. 

When we arrived nicely in the stream, we had to head back to the North because of the 
South-South East changing wind directions. But then we had enough space that we could sail this way quietly, until we needed to go South East again to be at a good position for the next low pressure areas.

Moritz Kuhlenbäumer

Captain 'Stad Amsterdam

about the author

Moritz Kuhlenbäumer - Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Between 2007 and 2012 Moritz sailed on the Stad Amsterdam already as second officer for one year and as first officer for four years. In June 2015 Moritz Kuhlenbäumer became one of the two captains on board.