Welcome to the website of David Roberts.
I am an experienced yachtsman and current skipper of the expedition yacht, Pelagic, based between the Falkland Islands and Ushuaia (Southern Argentina).
Pelagic is available for private charter to destinations such as Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn and the islands of the Southern Ocean such as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Whether you are interested in wildlife or walking, or are just looking to visit somewhere off the beaten track, Pelagic offers a trip which can be tailored to you and your friends.
Success!! We had favorable winds for our trip around Cape Horn, completing the tour with even enough time to for our family to walk on Cape Horn island and meet the lighthouse keeper, and an overnight stop to allow for New Year festivities!
Happy New Year all.
After a busy Christmas period in Ushuaia we are now ready to set off for a whistle stop tour of Cape Horn. We have three days to seemingly do the impossible but we are in with a good chance seeing as the weather gods seem to be playing ball!
New location: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
After favorable winds from the Falklands, Pelagic has arrived in Ushuaia (after a brief stop in Puerto Williams, Chile). We have ten days over the festive period to provision and get Pelagic ready for a short charter around the Horn.
New location: Falkland Islands, South Atlantic.
A week long sail from Piriapolis to Stanley has enabled Bertie and I to learn a lot more about Pelagic. Nearly a month in Uruguay had us working out roughly how the boats systems worked, but it is always a relief to be sailing once again and we had a good shake down sail to iron any creases. One minor blow, wind from ahead, wind from astern, and some motoring - it seems we know how it all works!
After a slightly round-about route, my crew Bertie Whitley and I arrived in Piriapolis, Uruguay, to start preparing Pelagic for the season. There will be more on this soon, but for now we are working hard and looking forward to heading back to the Falklands!
I am excited to formally announce that I shall be taking over the reins as skipper of the sailing yacht Pelagic. Pelagic is the original expedition yacht owned by Skip Novak.
Pelagic was designed with remote areas in mind and through her 20+ seasons of chartering in the south, she has proven that she is more than capable of dealing with what nature throws at her; be it the infamous southern ocean or breaking through ice on the Antarctic Peninsula. Please look at pelagic.co.uk for more information.
I am pleased to finally put the website fully live. Please browse the site and contact me with any questions or queries.