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The Ocean Mapping Expedition in Cape Town

Visit Swiss sailboat Fleur de Passion & Our Spice Islands exhibition,
3-24 January 2019 - V&A Waterfront

Join in and feel the thrill of adventure in the wake of Magellan

Arriving from Durban, 33m-long Swiss ketch Fleur de Passion docked at the Royal Cape Yacht Club on 14 December 2018. Before sailing back to Seville, she will berth in January 2019 at V&A Waterfront where she will be the focal point of a wide range of free public outreach activities to share the spirit and achievements of The Ocean Mapping Expedition, a 4-year journey around the world (2015-2019) in the wake of Ferdinand Magellan combining science, education and culture.

GUIDED TOURS ON BOARD FLEUR DE PASSION
Experience the unique opportunity to visit the boat, a former WWII German Navy minesweeper turned into a sailboat in the mid-70’s and since then dedicated to peaceful activities for the common good. Learn from her very deck about her unexpected yet vast and ideal potential as a platform for scientific programs on noise and micro-plastic pollution of the oceans, observations of coral bleaching due to global warming and monitor- ing greenhouse gases on the surface of the oceans. Experiment how such a biggest sailing boat under Swiss flag is the privileged setting for discovering life on the high seas, one’s fellow human beings and one’s own self through socio-educational programs or joining in as a passenger.

When: from 3 to 24 January 2019 - 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 6pm
Where: V&A Waterfront, Quay 6 (in front of Table Bay hotel)
What: 1-hour guided tour by groups of up to 30 people at a time
Fee: free (donation box)
Booking: only required for organized groups (please fill in the form)

VISIT OF OUR SPICE ISLANDS EXHIBITION
Before or after visiting Fleur de Passion, walk further towards “Luggage Hall” at 3mn from the boat and explore “Our Spice Islands”, an exhibition displaying a spectacular world map of both Fleur de Passion and Magellan’s journey around the globe, the complete series of video documentaries on the expedition as well as the fac-similé of the numerous drawings, sketches or cartoons produced by the - mainly - Swiss artists who embarked “in residence” from Seville to Cape Town.

When: from 3 to 24 January 2019, 10am to 6pm
Where: V&A Waterfront, Quay 6 Jetty 2, Luggage Hall
What: visit at your own pace
Booking: no booking required


Flyer of the official program
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Please fill in the form to register for a visit on board Fleur de Passion as a group

After submitting your registration request, you will receive a email of confirmation based on the availability of the slot you have selected.

Note:
  • Limited to 30 people per hour
  • The organizer reserves the right to refuse the entry to groups with no registration
  • Photos & video may be taken during visits for non-commercial purposes