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 2: Penny Lane Day 7

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The mystery of our wacky GPS positions has been solved, with help from Pascal and the Cornell Sailing crew.

What was happening was that our Iridium GO sat phone, fixed to the wall next …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet talks fishing with 2 special Martinique fishermen

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After a busy day spent preparing for Sunday’s departure for the San Blas islands, the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet kicked back and took advantage of a special opportunity to share fishing techniques.

The Blue …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 8

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FINALLY MY DARLING By now it’s obvious Finally My Darling is sadly out of the rally. In fact, we’ve tracked backwards! As previously reported, the head was torn out of our original Lagoon mainsail when …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 7

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THEMI 50 Everything is ok on board, we did a little more south yesterday now again on westerly course.

Ein ruhiger Tag an Bord, eine sehr schöne Dorade ist uns leider im letzten Augenblick …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Penny Lane in the Atlantic (Day 6)

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It is now day 6 of Penny Lane’s Atlantic crossing, and we’re only just now beginning to turn her head to the west and the Caribbean. In the early days we were heading south …

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Blue Planet Odyssey At Sea: A Good Run Key West to Montego Bay

TAHAWUS in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The first Blue Planet Odyssey yachts arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica today, after a relatively fast passage from Key West on 10th January.

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CHAPTER TWO leaving Key West

14th January Passing …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 5 & 6

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THEMI 50 Heute zeigt sich der Atlantik bewölkt, grau in grau und manchmal mit etwas Regen. Ein ruhiger Tag, morgen gibt es ja wahrscheinlich – wenn wir wie bisher weiterkommen – das Bergfest, die halbe …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 3

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THEMI 50 No good news from Themi today, the parasailor hailyard is broken. Took us 1 hour to bring it out of the sea back on deck. We will continue with only white sails. Most …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Premières nouvelles

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9 January 2015

DOUDOU

Ca y est, nous y sommes, et très étonnamment, nous n’étions pas stressés pour partir.

Après un départ très cool, sous-toilé pour parer aux accélérations de vent sur la côte …

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 24: 5 more arrivals

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Martinique arrivals

5 boats arrived today: • STARSHIP ANNIE (during the night)

• then SEVEN SEAS ADVENTURE

Jimmy Cornell with the crew of Seven Seas Adventure

We made it to Martinique Yes…this morning …

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 23: Our four-legged friends discover Martinique

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Martinique arrivals

Among the six boats which arrived today, several count a dog as part of their crew.

The first to reach the marina was Nyctea, in the middle of the night, and we met …

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Atlantic Odyssey Day 22: More Arrivals, News from the Fleet

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Martinique arrivals Dehooké

Dehooké, the French Beneteau First 40 owned by Frédérik Giraud and Alice de Montoussé, was the first to enter the Cul de Sac du Marin at dawn, and docked quietly on pontoon …

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Day 21 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Antonio: What a night!

The spinnaker down in the afternoon yesterday with the main and code 0, reaching. Good. Then main and jib, 60 degrees apparent wind from South. and then a lot …

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Day 19 & 20 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Sephina

Balancing act. The last few days of light wind we have been happy to cover 120-130M per day, averaging just over 5K, but the forecast is for little or no wind in a …

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Day 18 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Martinique arrivals

The friendly spirit of the Atlantic Odyssey showed itself again today as the first boats to finish, Mahe 3 and The Larrikin, decided to cross the finish line together at 09:00 local …

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Day 17 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Sea Dragon

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The Future, climate, and toxics

After our trawl work, we had a mission. We are supporting a campaign called The Future. This campaign is spreading awareness on climate change and …

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Day 16 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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So,we are zig-zagging the ocean looking for a decent angle for the spinnaker. We keep the windvane system at 155-160 degrees and keep gybing as needed. We are grateful for the sunny weather …

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Day 15 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Kristine

It’s raining fish.

We’ve literally gotten fish every day even though the weather has been too bad for fishing. Just this evening a flying fish jumped into the cockpit right beside me! Maybe …

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Day 14 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Por Dos

All is well here on Por Dos 6 days after leaving Tenerife. Only 1680 miles to go. Good winds since our delayed departure have given us a great run so far. We …

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Day 13 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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The Larrikin

We look forward to meeting Pascal (Guiraudou) on the dock in Martinique, just leave some rum for us to enjoy after the crossing.

We are watching with interest Mahé 3 as she …

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Day 12 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Antonio:

I have to say that crossing the oceans is a lot more civilized that used to be years ago. It is very well to say that the boats were simpler to maintain …

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Day 11 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Sea Dragon

Exploration, Inspiration, Serendipity We have all been winding through diverse and varied landscapes – physical, social, psychological – yet have converged in this one space aboard Sea Dragon, where our similarities and …

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Day 10 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Bear

We are having fun. Two patches in the leach of the genoa. Old sail, oh well. Watermaker bearing is leaking onto head floor slightly. No sweat because we have a spare. Does make …

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Day 9 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Sephina

Atlantic crossing – week one

Nov 24 A little too much excitement. At around 0200 with rising winds we decided we needed to drop the parasailor. Wind was a steady 25K gusting to …

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Day 8 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Sea Dragon

Finally after days of rain, storm and strong winds, we made our first trawl. The trawl was an ‘all hands on deck’ task. We put out the trawl in calm seas, travelling …

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