Odyssey Logs

Sailors share their experiences of what it is like to Sail the Odyssey: from boat preparations to life at sea, from parties ashore to welcome landfalls.

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 10, 11 & 12: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 10 – Friday 27 November Walden

Weather sunny slightly cloudyWind Direction + Speed – ENE …

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Islands Odyssey: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the Islands Odyssey boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Wednesday 25 November Optimus

We are currently 100 miles west of Mindelo and …

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 7, 8 & 9: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 7 – Tuesday 24 November QP

All going well here & looking forward to dropping …

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 5 & 6: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 5 – Sunday 22 November Alba

Our solitude was broken today when we saw …

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Atlantic Odyssey: First News from the Fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 2 – 19 November Lazy Bones

First 20 hours have been fabulous. Range from …

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Islands Odyssey: Safe Arrival In Cape Verdes

First sight of land after 5 days at sea (Photo: Kwanza)

The first Islands Odyssey yachts have arrived in the Cape Verdes following a 700 mile passage from El Hierro in the Cape Verdes.

Vetocean was the first to arrive on Thursday 19th November. By midday …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey Discovers Indonesia

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After some time in Australia, the Blue Planet Odyssey sailors are now making their way through the Indonesian archipelago, which with some 13,677 islands is the largest island group in the world. Sadly, Anne and …

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BPO Sailors In Their Own Words: Highlights So Far

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With Joyful the last boat to arrive in Australia this week, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have completed their transit of the Pacific Ocean. In the 9 months since the boats …

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Ambrym: Back to My Roots for the BPO

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A stroke of convenient timing meant that the Blue Planet Odyssey cruise through Vanuatu was able to include a visit to Ambrym, and a chance to experience the 3 day Back to My Roots …

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Vanuatu Cruising: The Maskelynes

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Vanuatu is a perfect cruising ground, with day sailing along the coast of the larger islands, or a short hop from one island to the next, making it easy to explore.

Vanuatu sunset.

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BPO Reunited in Vanuatu: Southwest Bay, Malekula

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The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet of yachts, having spread out to cruise at their own pace through the islands of the South Pacific, finally came together again in a small bay on the island of …

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Blue Planet Odyssey: A Santo Photo Album

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A few photos from Espirito Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu.

Doina Cornell meets Luc Callebaut for the first time after working together for 15 years on Noonsite and now Blue Planet Odyssey.

 

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Tropical Passage Notes

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Landfall: Island of Aoba (Vanuatu) very different from Tuvalu.

I expect to many people the phrase ‘tropical sailing’ conjures up lolling on the foredeck catching a tan, as balmy trade winds push you across …

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Farewell, Tuvalu

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All good things come to an end, and sailors know the next port is always just over the horizon, beckoning you on.

I came to Tuvalu with little idea of what to expect, and …

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Finally, Tuvalu : moments to treasure

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Three years since we launched the Blue Planet Odyssey, and more personally, thirty seven years since I was last here: the path across the ocean to Tuvalu has been a long one for …

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En route to Tuvalu

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We left Apia early in the morning of Thursday July 16th to the sound of drum beats echoing across the bay as a long canoe with some fifty men at the oars practised for a …

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Tokelau – so near, so far

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Three small coral atolls some 400 miles north west of Samoa, Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand and rarely visited by yachts.

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The low lying coral atolls make …

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Pacific Impressions: Next Stage of The Blue Planet Odyssey

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Last summer when I took my daughter Nera up to the Arctic to sail with her grandfather Jimmy, I promised my son Dan that I would take him to the Pacific the following year.

‘Somewhere …

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VIDEO: Blue Planet Odyssey in Hiva Oa, Marquesas

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Glimpses of the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas during the passage of the Blue Planet Odyssey rally in April 2015.

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BPO Update: Community Spirit on Palmerston Island

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Janet Hayes on Chapter Two is part of the Blue Planet Odyssey small team of volunteer sailors trained to conduct eye tests on behalf of the HIT Institute in Germany, as part of …

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BPO: Deeper Into The Pacific

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The next leg of the Blue Planet Odyssey is now underway as the boats leave Bora Bora after a prolonged cruise through French Polynesia and head off the beaten track to the Northern Cook Islands.

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BPO Round-up: A Taste of The Marquesas

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The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey boats arrived in the Marquesas at the start of April and spent 3 weeks cruising the Marquesas. Enjoy a selection of their musings and impressions as the Polynesian …

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Doudou: Reflections on the Atlantic Odyssey

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Luc & Yveline Formagne, aboard Doudou, reflect on their Atlantic Odyssey in their personal blog.

We will never forget our crossing and we are extremely happy to have been able to take part …

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Sailor's Days in the Marquesas

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An exciting program of activities has been organised for the BPO and PO sailors on the stunning Marquesan island of Ua-Pou on the 10th and 11th of April.

A warm Marquesan welcome

The …

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'On passage with Jimmy Cornell' - Charles Doane

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Charles Doane, editor at SAIL Magazine, joined Aventura from Ft Lauderdale to Panama and on through the canal. He reports (on WaveTrain: A Blog About Cruising Sailboats and Other Aquatic Miracles):

1) On …

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