The expedition kicks off in on of London’s ports on July 30th, 2014 with a gathering of yachts and crews and the festive hoisting of the expedition’s colours.August 1st marks the start of the first leg to Plymouth with a distance of 330 Nm. Participating yachts should leave Plymouth on August 8th and proceed south. The suggested route leads via Lisbon, Las Palmas, Dakar, selected Brazilian ports like Recife or Rio de Janeiro to Punta del Este in Uruguay.The third rally point is Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Yachts should reach it by December 12th, 2014, after covering about 7770 Nm.The crews can then choose one of three suggested routes from the Falklands to Grytviken:
- via South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island and South Georgia
- via South Georgia
- via Magellan Strait, Cape Horn and Elephant Island
It is of utmost importance for all crews to arrive at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave by noon on January 5th, 2015.
There is no specification of the return voyage.