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Date

Event

Remarks

2001

January/March Sail Training and Yacht preparation
Southampton
Weekends TBC
End February Mountain Training in Chamonix, France 1 – 2 weeks
20 - 22 May Launch Party Greenwich Antarctic Crew Only
July 14 Corporate Sailing Day in Southampton With OYT
June/July Mountain Training UK  
24 July ISO Container with Antarctic Kit Departs Warminster.  
24 - 27 August Send off at The International Festival of the Sea, Portsmouth  
27 August Yacht departs from Southampton Royal Signals Rgt.
27 August to
11 September
Passage, Southampton to Canaries  
14 - 23 September Expedition stand at Southampton Boat Show  
11 – 18 September Stop-over Canaries Crew Change
18 September to 17 October Passage, Canaries to Rio de Janeiro Royal Signals Rgt. (TBC)
17 – 24 October Stop-over Rio de Janeiro Crew Change
24 October to 6 November Passage, Rio de Janeiro to Falkland Islands 1 Light Infantry Rgt.
6 November Stop-over Falkland Islands Crew Change
Yacht Maintenance
Late November/ early December to 10 February 2002 Passage Falkland Islands to Antarctic Peninsula.  Explore Danco Coast area of Antarctic Peninsula and return to Falkland Islands


Pre-selected Crew

2002

10 February Yacht returns to the Falkland Islands  
10 February to 20 February Stop-over Falkland Islands Crew Change
Yacht Maintenance
20 February to 5 March Passage, Falkland Islands to Rio 17 Port & Maritime
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS
5 March to 12 March Stop-over Rio de Janeiro Crew Change
12 March to 8 April Passage Rio de Janeiro to Antigua 1 Royal Anglian Rgt.
8 April to 15 April Stop-over Antigua Crew Change
Sailing around Antigua
Participate in Antigua Race week.
Pre-selected crew
15 April to 14 May Passage, Antigua to Southampton Pre-selected crew
July Formal Return Lecture and Party Location TBC
Summer/Autumn Lecture Tour To Sponsors and supporting bodies and institutes

 

Yacht dates & crew details....

 

Leg No Earliest date to leave UK for incoming crew Yacht Departure Date From Duration (Days) Yacht Arrival Date Latest date for return to UK of outgoing crew To Crew or
Regiment
1 N/A 27 August 2001 Southampton 16 11 Sep 01 18 Sep 01 Canaries ROYAL SIGNALS
2 11 Sep 01 18 September 2001 Canaries 30 17 Oct 01 24 Oct 01 Rio ROYAL SIGNALS
(TBC)
3 17 Oct 01 24 October 2001 Rio 14 06 Nov 01 13 Nov 01 Falkland Islands 1 LIGHT INFANTRY
Antarctic 06 Nov 01 Late Nov/ early Dec Falkland Islands 70 approx. 10 Feb 02 12 Feb 02 Falkland Islands Pre-selected
4 20 Feb 02 20 February 2002 Falkland Islands 14 05 Mar 02 12 Mar 02 Rio 17 (Port & Maritime) ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS
5 05 Mar 02 12 March 2002 Rio 28 8 Apr 02 15 Apr 02 Antigua 1 ROYAL ANGLIAN
6 08 Apr 02 15 April 2002 Antigua 30 14 May 02 N/A Southampton Pre-selected

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