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Three Kings Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The winter festivities in Tenerife culminated with a spectacular parade on Thursday evening on the eve of Three Kings holiday. All street in the centre of the capital were lit up for this most celebrated …

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Barbados prepares for epic Mount Gay Round Barbados Series

“With just 10 days to go before the start of the 2017 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series (16-24 January), the festival atmosphere in Barbados is starting to rumble” writes Sue Pelling.

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Caribbean Odyssey preparations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Marina Santa Cruz

Preparations for the start on 10 January are gathering pace as most boats have now arrived in the capital of Tenerife. The latest to arrive on Wednesday morning at the end …

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Welcome to the last boat in the Atlantic Odyssey 2016

The German yacht Auriga, the smallest in the Atlantic Odyssey fleet, arrived this morning in Barbados.

Susan and Howard Chambers of Sundowner (Barbados 50 Odyssey) went out to meet them with Chris on More Bad …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Latest arrivals in Barbados

Four more boats in the Atlantic Odyssey: Anyway, Freja, Gorm den Gamle and Itchy Foot, have arrived safely in Barbados at the end of a very long voyage that started in Santa Cruz de Tenerife …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Three Boats Just In Time For Party

The German yacht Lilli arrived at 9am on Dec 15, assisted by Andy and his team for the mooring of this 65 feet monohull stern to the dock of Shallow Draught.

Thera …

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Blue Planet Odyssey boats arrive in Brazil

The combined crews of Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus celebrating their safe arrival at Marina Jacare, in NE Brazil: Nora, Rob, Mirko, Zeke, Carol, Liam, Martin, Klaudia, Norm

Almost two years after the start …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrival day 6 - Lucy Alice

Bruce from Enjoy on his dinghy, Ro from Jojo 1 and Pascal (Cornell Sailing) ready to help Lucy Alice to dock

Glenda et Ian happy to have arrived

Crews of Jojo 1, …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 5

Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats crossed the finishing line in Barbados, 23 days after their departure from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Arrival Starship

Crew of Starship

Surprise …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 4

With perfect symmetry with one arrival on day 1, two on day 2 and three of day 3, day 4 saw four Atlantic Odyssey arrivals: Belgian Sta Vast, Swiss Richard Parker, New Zealander Silver Lining …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 3

After exactly three weeks at sea, two more Atlantic Odyssey arrived in Barbados this morning.

Both the American Enjoy and the British Bonaire crossed the finishing line soon after first light and were guided to …

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats arrive in Barbados

The light winds that have slowed down Atlantic Odyssey boats on their way to Barbados have finally kicked in with strong trade winds blowing now right across the tropical North Atlantic.

Three boats arrived at …

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The Australian JOJO - first Atlantic Odyssey arrival in Barbados

Nineteen days after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the first boat in the Atlantic Odyssey, sailing under the Barbados 50 flag arrived in Bridgetown to a warm welcome.

The multinational crew …

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The last yacht in the first Barbados 50 fleet makes its Caribbean landfall

After more than three long weeks at sea without a working engine, the British yacht Sundowner is safely brought into harbour by the Barbados Coast Guard.

While in strong winds and rough …

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White Ibis Arrives In Time To Celebrate Barbados Independence

William and Jade Barnes on White Ibis – Credit Sönke Roever

Despite over 2000 miles of ocean to cross, British yacht White Ibis timed their arrival to Barbados perfectly, docking in the Barbados 50 …

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Sailors get a taste of Barbados 50 'pride & industry'

The motto of the 2016 celebrations of Barbados 50th year of independence, ‘Pride and Industry,’ seemed to fit very well with the latest experiences of the Barbados 50 rally sailors on the island.

On the …

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Barbados 50 weekend round up

Saturday 26 November

With the majority of the Barbados 50 yachts having now made landfall on the island, the Barbados Yacht Club showed typical Barbados hospitality in laying on a welcome party in its Beach …

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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 25 March 2017

A very inspiring day! Ian and Lorraine Cuthbertson

Sharpened our thoughts about our own plans for cruising. Jennifer Sherlock

A wonderful introduction to Bluewater sailing. Peter Ramshaw

This comprehensive one-day seminar is based both …

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Happy reunions in Barbados

The crews of Gloria and Oysterbar being happily reunited after the incident reported earlier this week

Gloria’s landfall in Barbados was followed a few hours later by the disabled Oysterbar, being steered by its …

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Rate of arrivals in Barbados accelerates

The new docking facility for visiting yachts arriving in Barbados has been very busy in the last 24 hours with nine more Barbados 50 yachts making landfall at the end of their transatlantic passage …

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Barbados 50 transatlantic rally - Emergency on the high seas

20 November – Rally Control have received this message from Pete Cropper on the yacht Modjadji, also sailing in Barbados 50:

Oysterbar have lost their steering cable so crew are hand steering with their …

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Second boat arrives in Barbados

Nelia arrives while crew of Sir Henri 4 looking on expectantly

The Swiss trimaran Nelia had been chasing the French catamaran Sir Henri 4 all the way from the Cape Verdes and crossed the …

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First Barbados landfall

The French catamaran Sir Henri 4 made landfall in Barbados to an enthusiastic reception at 8 PM local time on Sunday 20 November. Waiting on the dock to welcome the tired crew at the end …

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Atlantic Odyssey fleet leaves Tenerife bound for Barbados

The 22 boats in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 1100 local time on Saturday 19 November.

They are currently on their way to Barbados, in addition …

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Atlantic Odyssey yachts gather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bird’s-eye-view of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

While the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 transatlantic rally are romping along in steady trade winds conditions towards their Caribbean destination, a smaller fleet of 23 yachts …

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