Aventura’s Logs

Aventura, Jimmy Cornell’s ideal cruising boat, attempted the Northwest Passage twice, succeeding in 2015.

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Aventura's crew

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It is now time to introduce Aventura’s crew for the initial leg to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Nick Carter is a consultant in rheumatology and sports medicine. He has owned …

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A Sunny Day in the North Sea

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The colourful Parasailor spinnaker we had hoped to deploy at our start from London, finally came into its own yesterday. A welcome southerly breeze filled the large sail and Aventura took off …

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Being a Citizen Scientist

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In these days of global austerity, many scientific institutions have seen their research funds cut and some major oceanographic projects are threatened by the inability to obtain up to date information on current conditions, …

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London send-off

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Aventura sails through Tower Bridge

The Blue Planet Odyssey had a symbolic start today when London’s iconic Tower Bridge was opened twice, first to let Aventura through into the Pool of London, …

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Aventura's First Voyage

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Aventura takes her message across the Channel

At 0015 local time on Saturday morning, May 24, Aventura finally set off on her long awaited maiden voyage. The relatively short 240 miles passage across …

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Video: Aventura launch 26 May 2014

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Aventura’s official naming ceremony took place in Limehouse Basin, London, as she and her crew get ready for their trip through the Northwest Passage this summer. Jimmy Cornell’s first boat, also Aventura, was launched a …

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Aventura's Maiden Voyage

At 0015 local time on Saturday morning, May 24, Aventura finally set off on her long awaited maiden voyage. The relatively short 240 miles passage across the English Channel from Cherbourg to London was a prelude to the longer voyage …

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Aventura gets star treatment during media week in Cherbourg

Journalists from all over Europe took up the invitation of Garcia Yachting to visit, review and test the first Exploration 45, a revolutionary long distance cruising yacht conceived by experienced sailor Jimmy Cornell and described by him as a “boat for all seas and all seasons”. …

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Video on France 3 TV: Report on Aventura and an interview with Jimmy Cornell (in French)

Aventura et Jimmy Cornell on France 3 TV channel …

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Like a silver knife through the water

Aventura: A few photos from the official Garcia Exploration 45 official photo shoot © Morris Adant

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Aventura shows her pace

As we cast the mooring lines and David Oestereicher, the Garcia Yachting’s commissioning skipper, eased Aventura away from the dock, I realised that the moment of truth had finally arrived. As far as the actual concept was concerned, I had absolutely no doubt that Aventura had fulfilled all my expectations. But however beautiful, or functional, a yacht may be, in the end what really counts is her sailing performance. …

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Aventura IV is finished on time

Just over one year since her conception and almost exactly nine months since work started on the hull, Aventura is ready for her sea trials and final commissioning.

All essential work has been completed and, …

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Aventura meets her muses

Ever since she first touched water on 14 April, Aventura has attracted a stream of visitors but none more important than Nera and Doina Cornell who have been instrumental in her genesis. …

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Aventura IV launch in Cherbourg: video & photos

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Jimmy Cornell’s AVENTURA IV was launched at Allures Yachting in Cherbourg (France) on Monday. The sea trials will take place in the coming weeks, before her official launch on May 14. AVENTURA IV …

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Aventura IV is ready to meet the sea

Aventura IV left the fitting-out shed at the Garcia-Yachting boatyard in Cherbourg on Thursday, had her mast installed and will be launched early next week. …

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Video of the coachroof going on AVENTURA IV

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Video of the coachroof going on AVENTURA IV, Jimmy Cornell’s new boat, at Allures Yachting in Cherbourg (Normandy).


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Aventura IV on schedule for late April launch

With most of AVENTURA’s furniture in place and the interior arrangement close to its final look, the time had come for Gwenda to give her verdict …

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Work on Aventura IV enters final stage

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Work on finishing the interior of Aventura IV is proceeding apace at the Allures boatyard in Cherbourg, France

The rudders are in place but …

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Video of Aventura IV being transported to Cherbourg

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Video of Aventura IV, Jimmy Cornell’s new boat, being transported from Garcia Yachting boatyard in Condé sur Noireau to Allures Yachting in Cherbourg (Normandy) for finishing.


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Photos: Visit to Aventura IV at Allures Yachting boatyard

Visit with crew Nick Carter to Allures Yachting boatyard in Cherbourg. Installation of various utility systems and cable runs well advanced.

Jimmy Cornell with Nick Carter

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New Aventura IV visual

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Aventura IV on schedule for a launch in April

The metal work on my boat will be finished today and the hull will be transported from the Garcia boatyard to Allures Yachting, in Cherbourg, for finishing.

The work is therefore on schedule for a …

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Video of Aventura IV being turned over

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Aventura IV is turned over – Photos

Check out the latest photos (on FlickR) as Aventura IV is turned over …

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Jimmy Cornell’s boat a great success at La Rochelle boat show

Jimmy Cornell’s new Aventura, currently in construction at the Garcia Yachting boatyard in Normandy, France, attracted much interest the Grand Pavois boat show that was held in La Rochelle recently. Here are the latest images produced by Olivier Racoupeau’s design office: …

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