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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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Ciguatera fish poisoning

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From A Passion for the Sea, by Jimmy Cornell.

As in much of the Caribbean there is either little fish left or spearfishing is prohibited, so it was with great anticipation that I looked …

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Impressions from Vanuatu

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Jimmy Cornell is currently en route to Panama onboard Aventura. As the terrible destruction wreaked by Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, one of the places the Blue Planet Odyssey

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Panama – Where Time Never Stands Still

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When I first transited the Panama Canal in 1977 it was still under US administration, cruising boats were a negligible minority, a fraction of the roughly 1,000 yachts that nowadays transit the canal every year. By 1991, when we arrived with the first round the world rally, …

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Focus your camera on sea birds

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This article was published in the Blue Planet Log magazine (Issue 3 – December 2013)

Seabirds are the last frontier of birding and are poorly documented. Keen birder and founder of the …

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Tips for dealing with waste at sea

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This article was published in the Blue Planet Log magazine (Issue 2 – July 2013)

Ideas for provisioning Buying in bulk or wholesale means your products come with less, or even no …

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Climate change – Jimmy Cornell’s personal view

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Tuvalu, South Pacific: “This used to be our planting field. Now it is regularly flooded by the tide.” Scenes from Tuvalu, South Pacific

Much has been written about this phenomenon and few sailors would …

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Jimmy Cornell: What It Costs to Cruise

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This article was published on Cruising World’s website (April 10, 2013)

Try and set a realistic figure for the cost of voyaging before you leave home. Though that estimate isn’t easy to …

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Cornell’s Survey of Global Cruising Yacht Movements

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Jimmy Cornell has been conducting surveys of the global movements of cruising yachts since 1984. In this 6-part article, first published in the November 2011 issue of Cruising World, he reports …

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The Best Boats for Globe Girdling

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Jimmy Cornell discusses the results of his survey on the features that make a good world cruising boat, drawing on the experience of 57 contributors to his new book World Voyage …

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100 Cruising Guides for All Sailing Destinations

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From World Voyage Planner, by Jimmy Cornell

On this page: Eastern North Atlantic and Baltic Sea Cruising Guides Western North Atlantic and Caribbean Cruising Guides South Atlantic and Southern Ocean Cruising …

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Jimmy Cornell Answers 10 Questions about Cornell's Ocean Atlas

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Jimmy Cornell answers Cruising World’s questions about his Cornell’s Ocean Atlas: Pilot Charts for All Oceans of the World. This article first appeared on the CruisingWorld website on January 10, 2012

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