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Barbados 50 Update: Lisbon Start

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All five Barbados 50 yachts left Marina das Nacoes in Lisbon at high tide this morning and proceeded down the River Tagus at the start of the leg to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

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Barbados 50 reaches Lisbon: last stop before the Canaries

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The Portuguese trade winds that normally blow consistently along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula arrived late this summer but when they did, they did so with a vengeance and provided the five boats …

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Porto Reunion for Barbados 50

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After a well-deserved rest after the crossing of the bay of Biscay, the five Barbados 50 yachts left La Coruna bound for Porto, in neighbouring Portugal.

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Spectacular Farewell from La Coruña

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On the eve of their departure from La Coruña the crews of the five Barbados 50 yachts were treated to a spectacular fireworks display over the harbour of this historic city.

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Biscay Beaten: Barbados 50 Yachts Make Fast Crossing To Spain

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The three Barbados 50 boats that left Falmouth last Sunday have made a fast passage across the Bay of Biscay and arrived on Wednesday at La Coruña in Spain.

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Family & Farewells: Barbados 50 Yachts Depart Falmouth

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At 0830 promptly this morning three of the Barbados 50 yachts slipped their lines at Port Pendennis Marina in Falmouth and headed out of the protected natural harbour, bound for La Coruna in Spain. Joining …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Epic Start From London

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On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Barbados 50 yachts sailed through one of the world’s most iconic sights, London’s Tower Bridge, for the start of an epic voyage which will finish on the other side …

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First Barbados 50 boat arrives in London for the start of 31 July

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The Swiss yacht Maisie with Rita and Martin Mueller-Duysing onboard arrived in London on Sunday afternoon. They are docked on the River Thames close to Tower Bridge where the start of this special event will …

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Atlantic Odyssey II... now Caribbean Odyssey!

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The first transatlantic rally to sail from the Canaries to the Caribbean after the winter holidays, and not at the usual time in November, was organised in January 2014. As we were unable to think …

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Baltic Sea Seminar A Success With Jimmy Cornell

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A seminar on long-distance cruising was held at Warnemünde on the Baltic Sea over the weekend.

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Organised by the German magazine Die Yacht, the largest circulation sailing …

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The Pacific Odyssey Arrives in the Marquesas

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All the Pacific Odyssey yachts have arrived in the Marquesas, here anchored in front of Hanavave in la Baie des Vierges, Fatu Hiva (photo Excallibur)

The voyage from the Galapagos came to an end …

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Blue Planet Odyssey On Its Way

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After having spent the winter in Southeast Asia, the Blue Planet Odyssey boats No Regrets (USA) and Maggie (Canada), started off from Padang in the West Sumatra today bound for Cocos Keeling. Their route …

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Aventura for Sale

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Jimmy Cornell’s Exploration 45 built by Garcia Yachting is for sale.

Since her launch in April 2014, Aventura has sailed over 24,000 miles including a successful transit of the Northwest Passage. With no …

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Pacific Odyssey: Galapagos Stopover

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After the transit of the Panama Canal and a challenging ocean passage with weak, variable and often contrary winds, the entire Pacific Odyssey fleet finally found itself at anchor in front of Puerto Baquerizo …

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Successful transatlantic seminar in Hamburg, Germany

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The current series of one-day seminars held by Cornell Sailing Events came to successful end at Hamburg on Saturday.

The seminar was held at the Hamburg Sailing Club and was attended by 48 sailors.

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Report from the International Multihull Exhibition at La Grande Motte

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The main attraction of our stand at this international boat show has been the Barbados 50 transatlantic event. The crews of …

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Cornell Sailing At La Grande Motte

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The largest and most famous in-water show for multihull boats has opened at the seaside resort of La Grande Motte in the south of France on Wednesday, 13 April.

Some 50 boats are …

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Pacific Odyssey : from one ocean to another

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The Pacific Odyssey yachts gathered together at Shelter Bay Marina located at the Caribbean Sea entrance to the Panama Canal, in order to prepare for their transit of the Canal and entry …

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Cape Verde Sojourn

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A few years ago I stopped briefly in the Cape Verde Islands while sailing with Aventura III from Cape Town to the Canary Islands. I vowed to return one day and Gwenda and I did …

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A little bit of Caribbean Sunshine in wintry London

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Jimmy and Doina Cornell held another successful day’s seminar on transatlantic voyage planning at the Cruising Association headquarters in Limehouse London on Saturday 12 March.

The sessions combined theory with practical advice and a …

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New Marina Completed in Barbados

As preparations for Barbados 50 sailing rally get underway, the latest news from the Caribbean island is that 600 ft of new dock space is completed, with services including offices for Customs, Immigration and …

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Klaus Hympendahl (1939-2016)

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It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of our collaborator Klaus Hympendahl.

Klaus was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, researching a book on his passion, …

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A beautiful closure to the Atlantic Odyssey 2015-16 season

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The Atlantic Odyssey II fleet is now complete again in Le Marin marina in Martinique, after the final yacht, Pitchounet, arrived on the morning of Saturday 6 February, after a 27 day crossing.

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A new batch of arrivals in Martinique

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In the past two days, nine boats have arrived to join the first four arrivals of the Atlantic Odyssey II in Martinique, creating a very happy community of some fifty sailors, each of them with …

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Group arrival in Martinique for the Amel yachts

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Three Amel yachts arrived at almost the same time in Martinique, after a 20 day crossing of the Atlantic.

Turkish yacht Kandiba, an Amel 55, arrived in the night at 340 am and waited at …

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