Following Columbus Expedition 2018 departs from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands on May 7th and will focus on the Columbus Landfall at Grand Turk.
Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic with three ships in 1492 and landed at an island on its other side on October 12th, now celebrated as Columbus Day. But where he landed has been disputed for centuries. No fewer than ten islands in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands have been claimed as the place where Columbus first stepped ashore on the far side of the ocean.
This year we have decided to attempt to recreate the Grand Turk landfall following the Diario in real time aboard the sailing catamaran Destiny III from the point at which the “little candle” was seen at 10pm just north of the Mouchoir banks. From this point we will sail through the night to see “white head of sand” at 2pm and look up to see land. As always we will be posting regular updates and we hope that you will enjoy following our progress as we attempt to show once and for all that Columbus must have landed in Grand Turk.