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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Galapagos round up: Memories are made of this

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On Tuesday 10 March the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet sailed west, leaving the Galapagos Islands behind after a memorable two week stay, first stopping at Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal and then Pursuit Puerto Ayora …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Catch Up: Aventura & Joyful are en route!

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Two months after the rest of the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet left Key West bound for Panama, Jimmy Cornell’s Aventura and Jeff and Anne Posner onboard Joyful have left Florida en route to catch up …

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Into the Doldrums: BPO Passage Notes to the Galapagos

Tim tries to invite the booby to dinner (photo Zeke Holland)

As our Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey participants spend the next few days with the barely onerous task of deciding which of the island and wildlife tours …

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Pacific Inspires Poetry

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As our sailors are en route to the Galapagos, it appears the Pacific is casting a spell, as evidenced by this poetic inspiration that has landed in our Inbox…

The Pacific Beckons

by Bob Shanks, …

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A Perfect Landing: Through the Panama Canal to the Pacific

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Even though the great international operation of the Panama Canal is not immune to Carnival fever, our Blue Planet Odyssey boats still managed to make a successful transit.

As you read this they will already …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling crossing, Day 16 – 22

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Rally Control update: since Finally My Darling sent this blog, they safely arrived in Martinique on 18th February. Soon after their arrival they caught up with the Atlantic Odyssey crews from Roxy, Calypso, Neptune …

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Inspiring Visit for BPO to New Panama Canal

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On Friday 13th February the sailors from the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey had a memorable visit to the construction site of the new canal. The Panama …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2 - Finally My Darling crossing, Day 9-15

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One thousand nautical miles to go! I’m delighted to report we’re finally on the home stretch. On realising what could’ve been a 2,600 nm passage had we been able to sail the rhumb line, was …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling crossing, Day 1-8

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Due to a torn sail, Finally My Darling were not able to continue with the rest of the Atlantic Odyssey II boats after the start from La Palma. They ‘finally’ left the Canaries on 28th …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Reunited

San Blas reunion

As the Blue Planet Odyssey boats that left from Key West and Martinique finally came together in the San Blas archipelago, they organised a get together on Saturday 31 January.

Maggie

Yesterday …

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VIDEO: the Atlantic crossing of DOUDOU

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This film created by Luc and Yveline Formagne on DOUDOU will give you a true picture of what it is like to cross the Atlantic on a small sailing boat.

From rough and rainy …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Update: All Ways Lead to San Blas

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Most of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have now arrived in the San Blas from their respective starts in Key West and Martinique. A cruising leg will take place, giving them time to explore the …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 20

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In Martinique

SATTWA and SUNRISE arrived in Le Marin. PENNY LANE ETA at 1800UTC Wednesday

Crews of THEMI, ROXY, LAHAINA, DOUDOU and the TOURIST OFFICE welcome SATTWA to Martinique

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 18

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In Martinique

DOUDOU, the first French boat, arrived Monday night and anchored off Sainte-Anne.

SATTWA ETA is 1800UTC Tuesday

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THEMI arrival in Martinique

We crossed the finish line at 0012 UTC 25th …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 16

Roxy sails over the finish line.

MARTINIQUE ARRIVALS

ROXY arrived at 1410 Saturday.THEMI 50 will arrive Sunday morning.

ROXY arrival in Le Marin, Martinique

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NAVIGO

Due to engine failure, …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 15

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MARTINIQUE ARRIVALS

LAHAINA has arrived in Martinique! ROXY is expected on Saturday.

LAHAINA in Martinique

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PENNY LANE

Food & Fishing

Trying to …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 14

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PENNY LANE

The Atlantic Crossing According to Sam

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A flying fish had a boxing fight with Adam last night, it nearly slapped itself into Adams’s face when it flew into the cockpit. …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 13

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THEMI 50 Yesterday the tradewinds vanished more or less, our speed was down to 3.5 to 4 knts during the day, overnight the wind increased a little and speeds us up to 5 knts. Some …

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Blue Planet Odyssey on the move

Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey tracking map

The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey boats are on the move again. The tracking map might look complicated, but it means all our boats are slowly converging… …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 12

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PENNY LANE

Atlantic Sailing for Novices, by Oscar

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I have never heard of anyone sailing across the Atlantic but this may be due to the fact that the closest thing …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Update: So where are they?

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As the southern part of the Blue Planet Odyssey gets well and truly underway, we will be bringing you regular updates from the boats – extracts from their blogs, photos, and any other news we …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 11

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THEMI 50 Wind is still decreasing, weather gray and rainy. Wind less the 15 knt easterly some boosts from time to time bring us forward a little bit. On board all well.

Der Atlantik …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: An Alternative View of Life at Sea

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Pete has been getting a bit whimsical on his blog posts so thought I would share some of the reality of living at sea in the middle of the Atlantic:

Food. My life preoccupation. …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 10

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CALYPSO 1 Calypso 1 have an electrical failure and have had to shut down all systems. They are all currently okay!

THEMI 50 Light easterly winds 15 knt. Heading still SE due to wind conditions …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 9

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THEMI 50 Had various winds during the night with forces between 15 and 40 Knt. Influenced by clouds and rain but made still good progress. Everything is fine on board.

Gestern haben wir …

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