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Farewell Cape Verdes: Barbados 50 yachts on passage to the Caribbean

Barbados 50 boats in Mindelo

After more than three weeks in the Cape Verde Islands, the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 Odyssey have left on the longest leg of their epic voyage that …

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Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau

Luc Callebaut, who is sailing with the fleet, reports.

Santiago

Sailing from Fogo, it took the fleet a lot of tacking to clear the north of Fogo as the island did not want to …

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Barbados 50 Cruising to Fogo

Luc Callebaut continues to the story of the Barbados 50 fleet cruise around the Cape Verdes…

Never before seen in Fogo, Harbor of Vale de Cavaleiros: 16 yachts docked together!

Thanks to the …

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Barbados 50: Cruising the Cape Verdes

Luc Callebaut from Cornell Sailing Events, who is sailing with the fleet, reports on the cruise so far.

(Due to the smaller size of some of the harbours and anchorages, the fleet was divided …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Helping Kids in Cape Verdes

The sailors from the Barbados 50 rally had been asked to help bring much needed supplies for the SOS Children’s Village in Mindelo. SOS Children’s Villages are a non-governmental organisation that works …

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Weather Windows : the BPO tackles South Africa

Following a fast passage from La Réunion, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts spent some time in Durban, their first taste of South Africa including the obligatory trip to a game park.

Welcome beer in …

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Perpetuum mobile in El Hierro

What was once regarded as technically impossible and the stuff of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. The westernmost of the Canary Islands considered the end of the known world until the voyage of Christopher …

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Pacific Odyssey 2017: Panama to Marquesas

Following a great deal of interest in the Pacific Odyssey for 2017, we are calling for interested boats to contact us if they would like to take part. As we did for 2016, if …

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Beautiful island, beautiful people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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Farewell Lanzarote!

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

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

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

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

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

TAHAWUS first boat in Durban

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

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

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

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

Sundowner passing through Tower Bridge at London start

One of the …

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Smooth start to Barbados 50 office in Lanzarote

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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