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Family weekend seminar in Marstrand, Sweden

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Over the years I have held seminars and lectures in a variety of places, from a barge moored on the banks of the River Seine to the impressive America’s Cup Hall of Fame at …

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Caribbean Odyssey farewell party brings the Odysseys to a happy end!

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The farewell party was hosted at the Barbados Yacht Club beach restaurant.

The evening started with a special prize for Andreas and Sandra of the yacht Pico, who had missed the start of …

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All Caribbean Odyssey boats have arrived safely in Barbados

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Late on Thursday afternoon saw the arrival of Tubalcain, whose crew were happy to make landfall after their 2020 miles of 14 days passage from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands.

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Australian yacht Sandro is the second Caribbean Odyssey arrival in Barbados

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The crew of Olena are on hand to take Sandro’s lines.

Happy reunion after two weeks at sea

The next to arrive just before nightfall will be Tubalcain, followed …

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The first Caribbean Odyssey boat makes landfall in Barbados

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At midday on Tuesday, the Swiss yacht Olena squeezed past the huge bulk of the cruiseship Pullmantur into the small craft area of Bridgetown Harbour after a 13-day passage from the Cape Verde Islands.

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The curtain falls over this year’s Düsseldorf boat show

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During the last 9 days, 247,000 people from 94 countries visited this, the largest and undoubtedly best boat show in the world.

This was also a year of records for boot Düsseldorf: 1,923 …

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A meeting point for friends old and new

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The Düsseldorf boat show has established itself as the premier nautical exhibition in the world, both for the wide range of yachts and marine equipment and the number of visitors.

One …

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The Caribbean Odyssey yachts start the transatlantic passage to Barbados

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After a six-day stopover in Mindelo’s welcoming marina, the Caribbean Odyssey yachts set sail for their Caribbean destination. The first to leave, one day earlier than the others because of time constraints, was Olena.

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey are enjoying their Cape Verdes stopover

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Welcome party for the Caribbean Odyssey participants hosted by Laura and Lutz Meyer-Scheel (in foreground) in Marina Mindelo’s floating bar.

The stopover in this welcoming marina was too short to sail across to …

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All Caribbean Odyssey boats have arrived in the Cape Verde Islands

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The French yacht Tubalcain makes a safe landfall in Mindelo late on Friday.

The crew of Tubalcain, happy to have made it into the marina just before nightfall at the end …

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First Caribbean Odyssey yachts arrive in Mindelo, São Vicente

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The Swiss catamaran Olena made landfall in the Cape Verdes at noon on Friday almost exactly one week after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The slower than expected 830-mile passage was blamed …

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Caribbean Odyssey starts from Tenerife

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After a wonderful start to the new year with days of cobalt blue skies, steady NE winds and pleasant temperatures, culminating with a balmy night for the Three Kings’ procession, …

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A colourful farewell from Tenerife for the Caribbean Odyssey

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Thousands of people lined the streets of Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, on Friday evening to watch the Three Kings procession windings its way along a 3-kilometre route. This annual event takes place …

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The Caribbean Odyssey is preparing to leave Tenerife

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey in front of the map of Tenerife at the Royal Yacht Club of Tenerife.

A welcome party for participants in the Caribbean Odyssey was held at the luxurious …

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Winter News from Jimmy Cornell

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Read the Winter Newsletter online


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Every Odyssey Comes to an End

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In 2013, almost exactly 15 years after I had stopped my involvement with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), I decided to launch the Atlantic Odyssey, the aim of which was to bring back the …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 12 December

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The last three Atlantic Odyssey boats made a safe landfall in Barbados today, with perfect timing for tonight’s welcome and prize giving party at the Barbados Yacht Club.

The first to arrive was Wellis.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

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Every morning just after dawn an unusual ritual takes place on the beach in Carlisle Bay. As I watch from my hotel room balcony, what I presume to be stable-hands from the nearby race …

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Northwest Passage: The good times seem to be over

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We have just been informed that from now on transits of the Northwest Passage will be much more difficult.

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Because of the irresponsible behaviour of a sailor who transited the …

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Report from the Annapolis boat show

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The largest US boat show has come to a successful end, and even the threat of hurricane Nate only materialised on the very last day of the show with a few hours of heavy …

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Jimmy Cornell answers sailors' Caribbean hurricane concerns

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We have been contacted by several sailors expressing their safety concerns following the recent hurricanes that have affected some of the Caribbean islands.

• Is damage to yachting facilities so bad that you shouldn’t …

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Launch of Jimmy Cornell’s latest book at the Marstrand boat show

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The Swedish island of Marstrand, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 inhabitants, was invaded this weekend by an estimated 20,000 visitors attracted to a new in-water show aimed at sailors from Sweden …

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Where do all the boats go?

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This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“.

My interest in the global movement of cruising boats goes back to 1987, when I published the results of …

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Last day at the International Multihull Boat Show

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By all accounts, and especially from the reaction of the exhibitors, this has been a very successful show.

The crew of Luna Bay, a new Outremer 45 catamaran, planning to cross the …

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International Multihull Boat Show opens in France at La Grande Motte

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The International Multihull Boat Show was opened at the seaside resort of La Grande Motte in the South of France on Wednesday 19th April.

Lagoon catamarans on show

In the eight years …

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