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The Caribbean Odyssey yachts start the transatlantic passage to Barbados

After a six-day stopover in Mindelo’s welcoming marina, the Caribbean Odyssey yachts set sail for their Caribbean destination. The first to leave, one day earlier than the others because of time constraints, was Olena.

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey are enjoying their Cape Verdes stopover

Welcome party for the Caribbean Odyssey participants hosted by Laura and Lutz Meyer-Scheel (in foreground) in Marina Mindelo’s floating bar.

The stopover in this welcoming marina was too short to sail across to …

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Meet Jimmy Cornell in Düsseldorf, Paris or London

Sailors have lots of opportunities to meet Jimmy Cornell in person over the next couple of months, to hear one of his talks, buy a book, or climb aboard the Garcia 45, the yacht …

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All Caribbean Odyssey boats have arrived in the Cape Verde Islands

The French yacht Tubalcain makes a safe landfall in Mindelo late on Friday.

The crew of Tubalcain, happy to have made it into the marina just before nightfall at the end …

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First Caribbean Odyssey yachts arrive in Mindelo, São Vicente

The Swiss catamaran Olena made landfall in the Cape Verdes at noon on Friday almost exactly one week after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The slower than expected 830-mile passage was blamed …

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Caribbean Odyssey starts from Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

After a wonderful start to the new year with days of cobalt blue skies, steady NE winds and pleasant temperatures, culminating with a balmy night for the Three Kings’ procession, …

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A colourful farewell from Tenerife for the Caribbean Odyssey

Thousands of people lined the streets of Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, on Friday evening to watch the Three Kings procession windings its way along a 3-kilometre route. This annual event takes place …

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The Caribbean Odyssey is preparing to leave Tenerife

Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey in front of the map of Tenerife at the Royal Yacht Club of Tenerife.

A welcome party for participants in the Caribbean Odyssey was held at the luxurious …

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Winter News from Jimmy Cornell

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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London, 24 March 2018

We really enjoyed the day and found it to be very helpful on a number of levels. It was particularly useful for my wife as she hasn’t had the sailing I have been lucky …

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Every Odyssey Comes to an End

In 2013, almost exactly 15 years after I had stopped my involvement with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), I decided to launch the Atlantic Odyssey, the aim of which was to bring back the …

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The Atlantic Odyssey draws to an end with a farewell party

The safe conclusion of the Atlantic Odyssey was celebrated on Tuesday evening at the Barbados Yacht Club.

As in all Odysseys every child received a special diploma …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 12 December

The last three Atlantic Odyssey boats made a safe landfall in Barbados today, with perfect timing for tonight’s welcome and prize giving party at the Barbados Yacht Club.

The first to arrive was Wellis.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

Every morning just after dawn an unusual ritual takes place on the beach in Carlisle Bay. As I watch from my hotel room balcony, what I presume to be stable-hands from the nearby race …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 10 December

Christmas trees bring a festive spirit to the centre of Barbados and the small boat harbour, each tree representing a Commonwealth country. Most trees were decorated by the pupils of various local schools.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 9 December

A surprise arrival in the area of Bridgetown harbour normally reserved for visiting yachts and local charter boat was the modern five-masted schooner Wind Song. Its massive hull dwarfed the Atlantic Odyssey boats arriving …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 8 December

Five Atlantic Odyssey boats, Finally, Akouavi, A Capella, Spinnwill and Yuana, made a safe landfall in Barbados late on Thursday evening or early on Friday.

Some anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and all …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 7 December

Three Atlantic Odysey boats, Mr Grey, Infinity and Callisto, arrived late last night in Barbados, anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and completed clearance formalities this morning.

Arrival Mr Grey

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The first two yachts arrive in Barbados at the end of a successful Atlantic crossing

The first two yachts from a combined fleet of 36 sailing boats arrived in Barbados late on Tuesday evening.

Sea Dragon had left Tenerife on 18 November and in spite of several days of …

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Jimmy Cornell is awarded top prize by the Trans-Ocean Club

At a ceremony held in the German port of Cuxhaven on Saturday evening, Martin Birkhoff, the President of Trans-Ocean Club, one of the largest cruising clubs in the world, presented Jimmy Cornell with …

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Atlantic Odyssey start

A fleet of 11 yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife today at 11 a.m. local time bound for Barbados. The only boat unable to start was the German …

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The Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts depart Santa Cruz

Around midday of Saturday 11th November the Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts headed out of Santa Cruz marina, bound for the Cape Verde.

INFINITY is on her way

All the boats left on time, after …

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Northwest Passage: The good times seem to be over

We have just been informed that from now on transits of the Northwest Passage will be much more difficult.

Sailing past Cuming glacier

Because of the irresponsible behaviour of a sailor who transited the …

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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Gather in Tenerife

Sailors taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey have arrived in Marina Santa Cruz next to the capital of the island of Tenerife, before their departure across the Atlantic to Barbados.

Atlantic Odyssey sailors gather …

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Last jobs done, last farewells: Islands Odyssey sailors cast off

The last few days of the Islands Odyssey stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife were a mixture of last minute repairs and stress over spare parts arriving at the last minute, but also moments of …

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