Ship's log

Change of timing for The Ocean Mapping Expedition: Since December 20, 2018, Fleur de Passion has been moored at the Quay 6 of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town's tourist and port district, some 10 days ahead of schedule. The reason: to avoid being forced by a weather and winds that would have made impossible the delicate exit of the Royal Cape Yacht Club on the date initially planned, January 2, knowing that the boat was imperatively to be at Waterfront for January 3, date of the beginning of public events organized as part of the stopover.

Right in front of the imposing Table Bay Hotel and with this spectacular Table Mountain by its starboard, with a port view of Jetty 2 and its charming Luggage Hall which will soon host the exhibition "Our Spice Islands" », Fleur de Passion and its crew are thus preparing for the sequence that will open soon, dedicated to this other mission of the expedition: to raise awareness of the issues of sustainable development.

To have a look at the January program of events. clich here.

Done! Fleur de Passion safely docked at the Royal Cape Yacht Club on 14th Friday 2018 early morning, putting an end to her 2-month navigation from Durban. The winds conditions were good, which is not always the case in this season of the year. That was one of the critical parameters. And after a visual assessment on site by Pietro the skipper and his first mate Sebastien the day before, while Fleur had temporarily berthed at V&A Waterfront, the boat smoothly sneaked her way through the narrow channels of the marina and reached her assign pontoon with the help to the club’s personal.

Thanks to RCYC for its warm welcome. And well done to the crew!

Moment of a life time for the expedition: Fleur de Passion passed the Cape of Good Hope on Tuesday 11 December 2018 in the middle of the day. The rocky promontory was lost in the mist and, no matter the contrast, it is a "new passenger », Happy Lilly, who immortalized the moment by taking the pose, adding to the "Swiss touch" of the expedition... A nod to House of Switzerland for its support!

On this Wednesday, December 12, the boat anchored for a few hours at Hout Bay before arriving at another cape, Cape Town, after five hours of navigation in what is already the Atlantic Ocean, for two months of stopover.