The Magellan Project


A project dedicated to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the impact of the first documented circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago

The Route

Magellan's Route

The route will be retraced based upon Tim Joyner’s historical text “Magellan.” The same departure dates from ports and points along the way will be followed. Since modern sailing vessel design will result in arrival times well ahead the original times (7-8 knots versus 3-4 knots), the time gained will be used in port to provide community outreach and promote the expedition’s goals locally. When the calendar catches up with the port of call, the expedition will get underway as per the original dates.