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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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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Day 7 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Alytes

Everything is great on Alytes. We are running on Parasailor now. The crew is mostly busy with preparing our barbecue.

So far we got three dorades. Stopped for a moment to eat them …

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Day 6 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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The Larrikin

Lou sun baking on the trampoline, Gordon fishing off the port hull and Phil catching up on sleep looking very relaxed.

More seriously, ParaSailor is up and crew very relaxed, clear sky’s …

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Day 5 of the Atlantic Odyssey

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Serenity

Sorry no update yesterday–it was too rough.

We have changed course to 190 T to try and get to the trades faster as we are getting tired of rocking and rolling. Had …

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Day 3 of the Atlantic adventure

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Kristine

Bumpy road. So the last few days we had very uncool winds. Straight on the nose, forcing us to either head for Mauritania or Greenland, not really getting anywhere. This morning we got …

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Day two of the Atlantic Motoring Rally

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Serenity

Well, we have covered about 250 miles heading SW–all motor sailing with light winds usually on our nose (this is a Cornett family tradition). We hope to see some NW-N winds tomorrow evening …

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VIDEO: 1st evening at sea aboard Cocojet III

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First video sent by Cocojet: Sunset and Dolphins from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.


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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Warm Hearts

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Antonio Pasquale of Om organised a group of Atlantic Odyssey sailors to go enjoy an Italian Sunday lunch at the El Principe restaurant in Arrecife.

The children helped out in the restaurant kitchen beforehand with …

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Life at the weekend

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As the first week of activities draws to a close, the Atlantic Odyssey sailors start to come together as a community. Life onboard goes on at a quiet pace, flags are raised, new boats arrive, …

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Provisioning for the Atlantic

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Preparing for an Atlantic crossing of anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the speed of the boat, requires careful planning of what provisions to buy.

The quality of fresh fruit and vegetables is …

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Lanzarote: 'The Larrikin' first boat to check in

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Gordon and Louise Coates on ‘The Larrikin’, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44, were the first to check in to the Atlantic Odyssey today.


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Lanzarote: Atlantic Odyssey office opens tomorrow

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The sun sets over the new Marina Lanzarote.

Tomorrow the Atlantic Odyssey office opens and the event will truly begin.


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Newport: Ransom is being worked on big time

Jimmy's book says we should stop there.

Ransom is being worked on BIG TIME, but she is in Newport and we are four hours away.

Tim & Ceci King: Jimmy’s book says we should stop there.

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Strangetrader Preparing for the Blue Planet Odyssey

Strangetrader Sue and Chris Stitt and Robert and Andrea Schwamberg

At present we are in Gibraltar and just had our hydrovane fitted, an amazing bit of kit that is not easy to fit but sounds as if it will be very efficient. We have also spent the last few weeks sorting the boat out and …

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Complete text list

2016 22.12.2016 – Barbados school children link up with Barbados 50 sailors 08.12.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey – Day 10 to 19: News from the fleet 28.11.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey – First week: News from the fleet 23.11.2016 – Barbados 50 transatlantic rally – Emergency on the high seas 20.11.2016 – Barbados 50 – Day 6 to 12: News from the fleet 14.11.2016 – Barbados 50 – Day 1 to 5: News from the fleet 04.11.2016 – Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau 02.11.2016 – Barbados 50 Cruising to Fogo 30.10.2016 – Barbados 50: Cruising the Cape Verdes 16.10.2016 – Barbados 50: News from the fleet 24.05.2016 – Blue Planet Odyssey Heads West Across Indian Ocean 31.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 20 to 22: News from the fleet 28.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 15 to 19: News from the fleet 23.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 12, 13 & 14: News from the fleet 19.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 9, 10 & 11: News from the fleet 17.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 7 & 8: News from the fleet 15.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 5 & 6: News from the fleet 13.01.2016 – Atlantic Odyssey II – Day 3 & 4: News from the fleet
2015
05.12.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 16, 17 & 18: News from the fleet 03.12.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 13, 14 & 15: News from the fleet 01.12.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 10, 11 & 12: News from the fleet 30.11.2015 – Islands Odyssey: News from the fleet 27.11.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 7, 8 & 9: News from the fleet 23.11.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 5 & 6: News from the fleet 22.11.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey: First News from the Fleet 20.11.2015 – Islands Odyssey: Safe Arrival In Cape Verdes 27.10.2015 – The Blue Planet Odyssey Discovers Indonesia 22.09.2015 – BPO Sailors In Their Own Words: Highlights So Far 02.09.2015 – Ambrym: Back to My Roots for the BPO 30.08.2015 – Vanuatu Cruising: The Maskelynes 29.08.2015 – BPO Reunited in Vanuatu: Southwest Bay, Malekula 10.08.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey: A Santo Photo Album 08.08.2015 – Tropical Passage Notes 30.07.2015 – Farewell, Tuvalu 29.07.2015 – Finally, Tuvalu : moments to treasure 23.07.2015 – En route to Tuvalu 21.07.2015 – Tokelau – so near, so far 15.07.2015 – Pacific Impressions: Next Stage of The Blue Planet Odyssey 07.07.2015 – VIDEO: Blue Planet Odyssey in Hiva Oa, Marquesas 07.07.2015 – BPO Update: Community Spirit on Palmerston Island 06.06.2015 – BPO: Deeper Into The Pacific 29.04.2015 – BPO Round-up: A Taste of The Marquesas 21.04.2015 – Doudou: Reflections on the Atlantic Odyssey 10.04.2015 – Sailor’s Days in the Marquesas 01.04.2015 – ‘On passage with Jimmy Cornell’ – Charles Doane 29.03.2015 – Drina on the move again 28.03.2015 – Elusive Trade Winds: BPO Galapagos-Marquesas so far 19.03.2015 – Galapagos round up: Memories are made of this 16.03.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey Catch Up: Aventura & Joyful are en route! 28.02.2015 – Into the Doldrums: BPO Passage Notes to the Galapagos 24.02.2015 – Pacific Inspires Poetry 19.02.2015 – A Perfect Landing: Through the Panama Canal to the Pacific 19.02.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling crossing, Day 16 – 22 15.02.2015 – Inspiring Visit for BPO to New Panama Canal 12.02.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2 – Finally My Darling crossing, Day 9-15 07.02.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling is finally crossing, Day 1-8 04.02.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey Reunited 03.02.2015 – VIDEO: the Atlantic crossing of DOUDOU 28.01.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey Update: All Ways Lead to San Blas 28.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 20 26.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 18 24.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 16 23.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 15 22.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 14 21.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 13 21.01.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey on the move 20.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 12 20.01.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey Update: So where are they? 19.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 11 19.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: An Alternative View of Life at Sea 18.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 10 17.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 9 17.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Penny Lane Day 7 17.01.2015 – The BPO fleet talks fishing with 2 special Martinique fishermen 16.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 8 15.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 7 15.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Penny Lane in the Atlantic (Day 6) 15.01.2015 – Blue Planet Odyssey At Sea: A Good Run Key West to Montego Bay 14.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 5 & 6 12.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: Day 3 10.01.2015 – Atlantic Odyssey 2: First news
2014
10.12.2014 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 24: 5 more arrivals 10.12.2014 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 23: Our four-legged friends discover Martinique 09.12.2014 – Atlantic Odyssey Day 22: More Arrivals, News from the Fleet 07.12.2014 – Day 21 of the Atlantic Odyssey 06.12.2014 – Day 19 & 20 of the Atlantic Odyssey 04.12.2014 – Day 18 of the Atlantic Odyssey 03.12.2014 – Day 17 of the Atlantic Odyssey 02.12.2014 – Day 16 of the Atlantic Odyssey 01.12.2014 – Day 15 of the Atlantic Odyssey 30.11.2014 – Day 14 of the Atlantic Odyssey 29.11.2014 – Day 13 of the Atlantic Odyssey 29.11.2014 – Day 12 of the Atlantic Odyssey 28.11.2014 – Day 11 of the Atlantic Odyssey 26.11.2014 – Day 10 of the Atlantic Odyssey 25.11.2014 – Day 9 of the Atlantic Odyssey 24.11.2014 – Day 8 of the Atlantic Odyssey 23.11.2014 – Day 7 of the Atlantic Odyssey 22.11.2014 – Day 6 of the Atlantic Odyssey 21.11.2014 – Day 5 of the Atlantic Odyssey 19.11.2014 – Day 3 of the Atlantic adventure 18.11.2014 – Day two of the Atlantic Motoring Rally 17.11.2014 – VIDEO: 1st evening at sea aboard Cocojet III 13.11.2014 – Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Warm Hearts 10.11.2014 – Life at the weekend 09.11.2014 – Provisioning for the Atlantic 04.11.2014 – Lanzarote: ‘The Larrikin’ first boat to check in 03.11.2014 – Lanzarote: Atlantic Odyssey office opens tomorrow 03.10.2014 – Newport: Ransom is being worked on big time 01.10.2014 – Strangetrader Preparing for the Blue Planet Odyssey

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