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VIDEO: Aventura trapped by ice in Arctic Bay

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14 hours beset by ice

Trapped by ice from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.


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Happy times in La Coruña for the European Odyssey fleet

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After a successful crossing of the Bay of Biscay, La Coruña was a big hit for the …

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Atlantic Odyssey detour to the Arctic

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A sleek green ketch flying the Australian flag made its way slowly into Dundas Harbour and dropped anchor close to us. Standing out on its lifelines was a white banner with a large number …

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European Odyssey meets Atlantic Odyssey

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Robin and Jen – s/v Sephina

Atlantic Odyssey participants, Robin and Jen from the yacht Sephina are making their way down to Lanzarote.

While in La Coruña, they introduced themselves to the European Odyssey …

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European Odyssey: the Welcoming Party grows with every new boat arriving in La Coruña

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The crews of Saphir, Triton, and Geronimo welcome their friends aboard Anne. Saphir had a cake ready, as promised.

The weather is great, the seafood is fresh and delicious, and several activities are planned …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Yachts Meet The Cold North

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Aventura and Suilven at anchor in Dundas Harbour, Devon Island, Canadian Arctic (Lat 74°31’ N, Long 82°30’W)

On July 24th two yachts met in the cold waters of Baffin Bay at 74°N, a place …

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BBC NEWS features the Blue Planet Odyssey science program

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Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery

The expedition aboard the ship Aventura is part of the Blue Planet Odyssey, devised by veteran sailor and author Jimmy Cornell, which aims to raise …

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The Océanopolis centre in Brest welcomes the European Odyssey

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European Odyssey boats docked in Port du Moulin Blanc in Brest

A foretaste of what the sailors might discover in the tropics

In the tropical forest of Océanopolis

Learning about …

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Video: Jimmy Cornell onboard his Exploration 45

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Finding a new boat to sail the Northwest Passage might not appeal to most people, but most people aren’t Jimmy Cornell. Graham Snook went to test the boat Jimmy commissioned – the Garcia Exploration …

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All the European Odyssey boats at last reunited in Cherbourg

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Saphir first boat in Cherbourg

Saphir, Triton and Anne in Cherbourg

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Wine testing in Cherbourg

At last the European Odyssey fleet has gathered together in Port Chantereyne …

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European Odyssey boats leave London

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Jimmy Cornell flew back from his yacht in Greenland to meet the European Odyssey fleet on the eve of their departure on the second leg to Cherbourg.

A “mutiny” by the German boats in …

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London: Watch the European Odyssey boats go through the Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge, London’s most iconic landmarks, will open on Saturday 12 July for the European Odyssey boats to start their next leg.

They will go through the bridge at 1400 (London time) to pass by …

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Video: Yachting World reviews Jimmy Cornell’s new Exploration 45

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Read more on YachtingWorld.com: The Ultimate Global Cruiser by Matthew Sheahan


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The European Odyssey boats have all safely arrived in London

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Yacht Saphir in Limehouse Marina

The swing bridge at Limehouse Marina opens to allow Triton through, the last of the boats to arrive from Hamburg

The crews form Triton, Saphir and Anne …

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Fantastic Oceanographic Program laid on in Brest for European Odyssey participants

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Photo Oceanopolis

If you are nearby on 23 July, there is space for interested sailors to attend.

0930-1230 Guided tour (in English) of Oceanopolis 1230-1600 Lunch and free time (local specialities available …

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The European Odyssey boats make their start from Hamburg

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The start of the European Odyssey in Hamburg

Klaus Hympendahl (Cornell Sailing) saying goodbye to the Triton crew

The start of the very first European Odyssey took place in the City …

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Book review by Jimmy Cornell: High Latitude Sailing

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High Latitude Sailing Explore the cold waters of the world By Jon Amtrup Co-author Bob Shepton $US 9.99 Kindle version available on amazon.com Printed version to be published later this year.

As the …

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Bouregreg Marina ready for the European Odyssey

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Bouregreg Marina

Old narrow street in the Kasbah des Oudayas

The European Odyssey participants are assured of a warm welcome in Rabat, capital of Morocco.

Their place at Bouregreg Marina is …

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Latest from Marina Lanzarote

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The latest aerial photo of Marina Lanzarote in Arrecife (Lanzarote, Canary Islands)

From August 2014, yachts will be able to take advantage of the new boat yard which has a 100 ton travel lift …

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UNESCO-IOC and Cornell Sailing Events sign agreement to cooperate on scientific research

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Jimmy Cornell, director of Cornell Sailing Events, Michel Morvan, Director General of Municipal Strategy, City of Brest, and Martin Kramp, Small Ship Coordinator, JCOMMOPS.

A formal agreement was signed recently between …

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Welcome Aboard to our First Pacific Odyssey Entry

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LOVESAIL about to leave Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands, January 2012, headed for the Eastern Caribbean. Four out of these five sailors should be on the Odyssey.

British-flagged Lovesail, a Lagoon 410 catamaran, …

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Video: GEMM's Atlantic crossing

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La bizzarra traversata atlantica – The bizarre Atlantic crossing (Vimeo – 05:12)Atlantic Odyssey 2013, Lanzarote-MartiniqueA video from Vincenzo Visenzi, S/V GEMM (Swan 55)

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Photo Album (Facebook): First Arrival in Martinique …

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An Invitation to the European Odyssey from Jimmy Cornell

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Every summer hundreds of boats from Northern Europe head south, some bound for the Mediterranean, others for the Canaries and beyond. Soon after I launched the ARC in 1986 I drew up plans for a …

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Video: Atlantic Odyssey 2013-14 drifter buoy deployment

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Sailing yacht FLEUR DE SEL deploy a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA) drifter buoy – Vimeo – 02:01


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Two for the price of one – event launch party at the Cruising Association

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The Cornell Sailing team at the Cruising Association, London. Left to right: Dr Nick Carter, Pascal Guiraudou, Nikki Carter, Klaus Hympendahl, John Ellis, Doina and Jimmy Cornell.

The European Odyssey was officially launched …

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