The Journey Ahead


After spending the Christmas holidays in the Austral summer of Cape Town, Sea Dragon will  voyage west to recross the critical South Atlantic Gyre. Travelling across the northern rim of this region, she will provide a final track to assess plastics accumulation in the South Atlantic. The boat will depart from Walvis Bay Namibia and stop in St. Helena Island en route to Uruguay. St Helena Island, one of the most remote landmasses in the world, is often remembered as the exiled home of French Emperor Napoleon during the last six years of his life from 1815-21.


Sea Dragon will continue sailing west, intercepting the "new world" coast at Montevideo, Uruguay. Continuing her tradition of marine conservation, the team will gather data on ocean water quality and conduct periodic samples for marine plastics. This trip will contribute to the larger 5-Gyres research project by crossing this important area. Led by Dale Selvam and an RYA Yachtmaster Skipper. Currently, the boat is in CT harbour at the waterfront, after some repairs were needed we are attaching the main sail and should be leaving any day now...