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Beautiful island, beautiful people

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Palmeros (natives of La Palma) pride themselves on living on the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, and refer to their home as La Isla Bonita.

Born on 5 October: Hans-Werner of Xada, …

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La Gomera: Magnificent and Calm

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The stopover in La Gomera was an opportunity for participants to discover the spectacular scenery and tranquil atmosphere of this island, one of the smallest in the Canarian archipelago, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve …

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More happy days in Tenerife

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Barbados 50 fleet in Santa Cruz Marina

The long stopover in Tenerife allowed participants in Barbados 50 to enjoy a rich program of events and activities laid on by the local …

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Photos: Barbados 50 Lanzarote Start and Farewell Party

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A big thank you to Calero Marinas for these amazing photos!

To flip through this slide show, click on the left-right arrows on the image below (they will show when you hover …

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Happy days in Tenerife

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Barbados 50 boats in Marina Santa Cruz, at the centre of the Tenerife capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The short 55 miles leg between Gran Canaria and Tenerife posed no problems to the …

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Busy time in Gran Canaria

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A fast overnight passage from Lanzarote saw all Barbados 50 boats arrive almost all at the same time in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Marina.

Las Palmas Marina had to call for additional docking …

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Sailors Praise For Successful Lanzarote Seminars

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I found the seminars extremely interesting and very informative, helpful and inspiring. Jade Barnes, White Ibis

Sailors attending the week of long distance cruising seminars in Lanzarote were full of praise for the speakers and …

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Farewell Lanzarote!

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The long stopover in Lanzarote came to an enjoyable finale with all participants were invited to a farewell laid on by the sponsors Calero Marinas. As a memento of their stay, each crew was presented …

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Cruising Fuerteventura …the easy way

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Initially launched in 1987, the Canary Islands Rally, now renamed as the Canaries Odyssey, was – and continues to be – an attempt by Cornell Sailing Events to give sailors stopping in the Canary Islands …

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Barbados 50 Weekend Fun For Young & Old in Marina Lanzarote

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There was plenty of fun on offer for sailors and land-dwellers, old and young, this weekend at the Marina Lanzarote in Arrecife.

Saturday 17th September saw the marina host a safety demonstration with the local …

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Barbados 50 Sailors Busy Week in Lanzarote

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The Barbados 50 sailors have come to the end of a busy but enjoyable week in Lanzarote. Highlights included the week of free seminars hosted at the yacht club, as well as an …

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Successful Start to Lanzarote Long Distance Cruising Seminar Week

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The Lanzarote Long Distance Cruising Seminar Week in Arrecife, Lanzarote, made a successful start with 50-60 cruising sailors attending a range of seminars on practical and inspiring subjects covering all aspects of the cruising …

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Fast Passage To South Africa for Blue Planet Odyssey Boats

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Nearly perfect weather conditions saw the Blue Planet Odyssey boats make a fast passage from La Réunion to Durban.

Tahawus was the first boat to arrive in Durban …

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Lanzarote Hosts Long Distance Cruising Seminar Week

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A week of free seminars for all sailors in the Canary Islands begins on 12 September and is sponsored by the Canary Islands Tourism Promotion Board, the Lanzarote Tourist Board, the …

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Barbados 50 comes to life in Lanzarote

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The Barbados 50 fleet enjoys the facilities of Marina Lanzarote to catch up on repairs and last minute jobs, while the camaraderie of the boat crews continues to grow.

Exchanging tips on provisioning- …

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Sundowner arrives in Lanzarote after epic voyage from London

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Sue and Howard Chambers made landfall at Marina Lanzarote this afternoon after an epic voyage from London that lasted over five weeks.

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One of the …

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Smooth start to Barbados 50 office in Lanzarote

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In Lanzarote the check-in and inspections of the Barbados 50 boats are proceeding smoothly with only a few more boats still left to arrive.

In the meantime the crews are busy doing various jobs …

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Perfect conditions for Blue Planet Odyssey boats en route to South Africa

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Excellent weather conditions have allowed the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts to leave La Reunion on time on 5th September for the route to Durban in South Africa.

Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus are the three …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Arrival in Lanzarote

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The five Barbados 50 yachts that left Lisbon on 25th August arrived in Lanzarote after a good sail south towards the Canary Islands.

Their departure from Lisbon permitted them to enjoy the spectacular Lisbon scenery …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Warm Farewell to Lisbon

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On the eve of the departure of the Barbados 50 yachts, the Marina Parque dos Nações invited all the visiting sailors in the marina to a farewell party to celebrate their departure.

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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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Set on the northern shore of the …

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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.

They were very fortunate in …

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