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Where do all the boats go?

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This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s latest 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 …

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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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Aventura’s Logs , News

Aventura on her way north

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After spending the best part of the winter in a small marina close to Bergen on the west coast of Norway, Aventura is now heading for the Arctic.

Her sale was completed last …

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A happy end to the Caribbean Odyssey

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey enjoyed not one but two parties on their arrival in Barbados: first an early arrivals party at the Barbados Yacht Club followed by a farewell beach party at the Pirates’ …

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Final arrivals in the Caribbean Odyssey

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Consistent trade winds have ensured fast passages for all boats taking part in this year’s Caribbean Odyssey.

Four boats: J-Squared, Two Drifters, Bright Eyes and Damisa made landfall in Barbados on 31 January and 1 …

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Blue Planet Odyssey comes to a successful end in Barbados

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The crews of No Regrets, Maggie and Tawahus celebrated the successful completion of their round the world voyage at a party held at the Barbados Yacht Club in the presence of local dignitaries and participants …

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Caribbean Odyssey arrivals in Barbados are accelerating

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A later crossing of the Atlantic than at the usual time has ensured better sailing conditions and, although the NE trade winds have blown mostly between 10 and 15 knots, all participants reported a comfortable …

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Busy days at Boot Düsseldorf

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The largest boat show in the world has once again lived up to its reputation by bringing visitors from all corners of the planet to admire a virtual …

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Cornell Sailing Events stand opens at Düsseldorf boat show

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The biggest boat show in the world opened its doors on Saturday morning and the first of the estimated total of 250,000 visitors streamed into the vast exhibition’s 17 halls.

Once again Cornell Sailing Events …

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An overview of transatlantic strategy in 9 Odysseys 2013-2016

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In the four years since I launched this new series of transatlantic rallies, some had started from Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma in the Canaries, or from Sao Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands. Some …

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Caribbean Odyssey start from Tenerife

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Fourteen boats in the Caribbean Odyssey left Santa Cruz de Tenerife this morning bound for Barbados. In order to take best advantage of the weather conditions, each boat could leave in their own time.

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News from the Caribbean Odyssey

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With only three days left until the start of the transatlantic passage to Barbados, participants in the Caribbean Odyssey gathered at the yacht club for a day of …

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Three Kings Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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The winter festivities in Tenerife culminated with a spectacular parade on Thursday evening on the eve of Three Kings holiday. All street in the centre of the capital were lit up for this most celebrated …

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Caribbean Odyssey preparations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Preparations for the start on 10 January are gathering pace as most boats have now arrived in the capital of Tenerife. The latest to arrive on Wednesday morning at the end …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Latest arrivals in Barbados

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Four more boats in the Atlantic Odyssey: Anyway, Freja, Gorm den Gamle and Itchy Foot, have arrived safely in Barbados at the end of a very long voyage that started in Santa Cruz de Tenerife …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 5

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats crossed the finishing line in Barbados, 23 days after their departure from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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Surprise …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 4

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With perfect symmetry with one arrival on day 1, two on day 2 and three of day 3, day 4 saw four Atlantic Odyssey arrivals: Belgian Sta Vast, Swiss Richard Parker, New Zealander Silver Lining …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 3

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After exactly three weeks at sea, two more Atlantic Odyssey arrived in Barbados this morning.

Both the American Enjoy and the British Bonaire crossed the finishing line soon after first light and were guided to …

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats arrive in Barbados

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The light winds that have slowed down Atlantic Odyssey boats on their way to Barbados have finally kicked in with strong trade winds blowing now right across the tropical North Atlantic.

Three boats arrived at …

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The Australian JOJO - first Atlantic Odyssey arrival in Barbados

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Nineteen days after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the first boat in the Atlantic Odyssey, sailing under the Barbados 50 flag arrived in Bridgetown to a warm welcome.

The multinational crew …

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The last yacht in the first Barbados 50 fleet makes its Caribbean landfall

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After more than three long weeks at sea without a working engine, the British yacht Sundowner is safely brought into harbour by the Barbados Coast Guard.

While in strong winds and rough …

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Happy reunions in Barbados

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The crews of Gloria and Oysterbar being happily reunited after the incident reported earlier this week

Gloria’s landfall in Barbados was followed a few hours later by the disabled Oysterbar, being steered by its …

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Rate of arrivals in Barbados accelerates

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The new docking facility for visiting yachts arriving in Barbados has been very busy in the last 24 hours with nine more Barbados 50 yachts making landfall at the end of their transatlantic passage …

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Atlantic Odyssey yachts gather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Bird’s-eye-view of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

While the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 transatlantic rally are romping along in steady trade winds conditions towards their Caribbean destination, a smaller fleet of 23 yachts …

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