After following in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton on a fabulous round-the-world voyage that took her to Antarctica, the Boréal 47 Sir Ernst has set out on another expedition. Yacht Club de Monaco member Fabrice Papazian is again a member of the crew of sailors, all passionate about adventure and the White Continent, around François Miribel, the boat’s new owner.

 

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Return from Tierra del Fuego

Sir Ernst Expedition Sir Ernst is firmly moored alongside the legendary Micalvi, now aground and serving as a “marina”…


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Sir Ernst: Chilean Patagonia channels

Expedition Sir Ernst   Brecknock, Coloane, the 1,000 waterfalls and many others – the names of the caletas (coves)…


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Sir Ernst The Return

Expedition Sir Ernst I’m on watch tonight from 02:00. I adjust the chart’s scale on the navigation computer. This has…


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Sir Ernst: The Gullet Passage

Sir Ernst Expedition   When Sir Ernst reached Marguerite Bay, we had achieved the objective of this third visit to…


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Sir Ernst : arrival into Marguerite Bay

Sir Ernst Expedition It’s 04:00 and my turn to be on watch:- After sailing for several hours and without heat from the…


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Sir Ernst : Dorian Bay

Sir Ernst Expedition Our descent of the Neumayer Channel was particularly windy. We had waited to have the wind behind…


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Southern beauty

Sir Ernst Expedition . Friday 4th February. The wind has calmed down but it would have been upwind to continue our…


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Exploring the surroundings 

Sir Ersnt Expedition. Thursday 3rd February.   Hervé had put together an accelerated glacier walking course for…


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At the end of the world 

Sir Ernst Expedition. Wednesday 2nd February.   The forecasted wind that made us hurry to cross Drake Passage is…


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Sir Ernst: Arriving at the Antarctic Peninsula

Sir Ernst Expedition. Tuesday 1st February.   Aeolus had booked us a very gentle crossing of the Drake Passage.…


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Passing Cape Horn

Sir Ernst Expedition Friday 28th January 2022. It’s 22:00 and I’m on watch. Today Cape Horn let us pass by in…


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Sir Ernst on island at the “End of the World”

Sir Ernst Expeditions Sailing along Argentine Patagonia shores was much more difficult than expected. In this region…


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Sir Ernst: impressions of crossing to the South

Expedition Sir Ernst Saturday 22nd January 2022. We arrived late afternoon yesterday at the south-eastern tip of Tierra…


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Sir Ernst crosses Strait of Magellan latitude 

Sir Ernst Expedition Wednesday 19th January 2022. Sir Ernst has been back out at sea since Monday 18:00. The departure…


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Sir Ernst: Stopover in Bahia Os Marinos

Sir Ernst Expedition A depression forecast for the next few days was going to delay our progress. Impossible to…


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Sir Ernst returns to the Roaring Forties

Sir Ernst - Expedition Tuesday 11th January – 45o South  We have spent today 45o South and felt the impact of the…


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Sir Ernst – on the trail of the whales

Sir Ernst - Expedition Valdès: Sir Ernst is sailing at the latitude of this peninsula this evening. We have been…


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Sir Ernst leaves Punta Del Este for Ushuaia

Sir Ernst Expedition The early days of the new year were spent flying across the Atlantic and preparing Sir Ernst. We…


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Portrait of the month: François Miribel

Sir Ernst Expedition This month it’s François’ turn to answer our questions. François is the new owner of Sir Ernst. He…


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Sir Ernst arrives in Punta del Este

Sir Ernst Expedition It took 23 days at sea for Sir Ernst to cross from Mindelo on Cape Verde to Punta del Este in…


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New video on our YouTube channel

Sir Ernst Expedition Over the last seven-plus years, the crew on Sir Ernst has recorded many changes to the…


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Sir Ernst weather tutorials online

Sir Ernst Expedition   Sir Ernst is offering a new category of videos on weather tutorials. They cover essential…


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Jean-Baptiste Charcot – “Gentleman” of the Poles

Sir Ernst Expedition   Jean-Baptiste Charcot over-wintered twice in the Antarctic, the first aboard the Le…


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Sir Ernst – Welcomed by Punta del Este Yacht Club

Wednesday 10th November. Last night before we arrive. The wind has the good taste to settle into a steady 15/20 knots.…


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Mid-way 

Sir Ernst Expedition   Sir Ernst is slowly approaching Punta Del Este and we’ll reach it for sure by Wednesday…


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Rain, wind and poetry

Sir Ernst bypasses a depression off Rio. Poetry The crew on Sir Ernst were delighted to receive the following poems…


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Sir Ernst: riding out a tropical depression

Tuesday 2nd November    04:00 – I’m up. The wind’s been picking up for a while and is now blowing 37 knots. Time…


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Living in the present

After the first days of all the excitement and nerves associated with the departure, we’ve settled into the slow pace…


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Time!

What does time represent? It’s conditioned according to what? We’ve lived with lock-down, when time seemed to stand…


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The days go by

I get up. It’s 06:30. Last night I slept from 20:30 to midnight, then did my two-hour watch. It was a super-starry…


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Keeping up the pace

It’s 05:47, my watch ends with this magnificent sunrise, I’m ready for bed... We still have 22 knots. Midway across, at…


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News on life aboard!

Expedition - Sir Ernst   Wednesday 27th October 2021. Watches are at the heart of how life aboard is organised. On…


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Back to reality in Mindelo – a day to remember

Sir Ernst Expedition   Tuesday 5th October, it started the day before – that feeling somewhere between nostalgia…


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Sir Ernst and the Exocets 

Monday 4th October 2021: Don’t worry, Sir Ernst was not the target of a dreaded Exocet missile fired off by the French…


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On route for Cape Verde

Expedition - Sir Ernst   Thursday 23rd September 2021. The Boréal 47 Sir Ernst continues her route. After calling…


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Sir Ernst heads out to sea

Thursday 23rd September 2021. The Boréal 47 Sir Ernst has set off on another expedition to the Antarctic. Having left…


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