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Caribbean Odyssey farewell party brings the Odysseys to a happy end!

The farewell party was hosted at the Barbados Yacht Club beach restaurant.

The evening started with a special prize for Andreas and Sandra of the yacht Pico, who had missed the start of …

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All Caribbean Odyssey boats have arrived safely in Barbados

Late on Thursday afternoon saw the arrival of Tubalcain, whose crew were happy to make landfall after their 2020 miles of 14 days passage from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands.

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Australian yacht Sandro is the second Caribbean Odyssey arrival in Barbados

The crew of Olena are on hand to take Sandro’s lines.

Happy reunion after two weeks at sea

The next to arrive just before nightfall will be Tubalcain, followed …

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The first Caribbean Odyssey boat makes landfall in Barbados

At midday on Tuesday, the Swiss yacht Olena squeezed past the huge bulk of the cruiseship Pullmantur into the small craft area of Bridgetown Harbour after a 13-day passage from the Cape Verde Islands.

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News from the Caribbean Odyssey fleet - 24-28 Jan.

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Wednesday 24 January Serenity

Der Schlaf-Wache Rhythmus hat sich bei uns gut eingependelt. Ich …

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News from the Caribbean Odyssey fleet - 18-23 Jan.

Thursday 18 January Serenity

Nacheinander fahren wir pünktlich um 10 Uhr aus dem Hafen raus, begleitet von vielen winkenden bekannten und unbekannten Händen.

Der Wind und die Welle zwischen den Inseln sind …

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The Caribbean Odyssey yachts start the transatlantic passage to Barbados

After a six-day stopover in Mindelo’s welcoming marina, the Caribbean Odyssey yachts set sail for their Caribbean destination. The first to leave, one day earlier than the others because of time constraints, was Olena.

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey are enjoying their Cape Verdes stopover

Welcome party for the Caribbean Odyssey participants hosted by Laura and Lutz Meyer-Scheel (in foreground) in Marina Mindelo’s floating bar.

The stopover in this welcoming marina was too short to sail across to …

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All Caribbean Odyssey boats have arrived in the Cape Verde Islands

The French yacht Tubalcain makes a safe landfall in Mindelo late on Friday.

The crew of Tubalcain, happy to have made it into the marina just before nightfall at the end …

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First Caribbean Odyssey yachts arrive in Mindelo, São Vicente

The Swiss catamaran Olena made landfall in the Cape Verdes at noon on Friday almost exactly one week after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The slower than expected 830-mile passage was blamed …

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Caribbean Odyssey starts from Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

After a wonderful start to the new year with days of cobalt blue skies, steady NE winds and pleasant temperatures, culminating with a balmy night for the Three Kings’ procession, …

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A colourful farewell from Tenerife for the Caribbean Odyssey

Thousands of people lined the streets of Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, on Friday evening to watch the Three Kings procession windings its way along a 3-kilometre route. This annual event takes place …

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The Caribbean Odyssey is preparing to leave Tenerife

Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey in front of the map of Tenerife at the Royal Yacht Club of Tenerife.

A welcome party for participants in the Caribbean Odyssey was held at the luxurious …

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The Atlantic Odyssey draws to an end with a farewell party

The safe conclusion of the Atlantic Odyssey was celebrated on Tuesday evening at the Barbados Yacht Club.

As in all Odysseys every child received a special diploma …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 12 December

The last three Atlantic Odyssey boats made a safe landfall in Barbados today, with perfect timing for tonight’s welcome and prize giving party at the Barbados Yacht Club.

The first to arrive was Wellis.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

Every morning just after dawn an unusual ritual takes place on the beach in Carlisle Bay. As I watch from my hotel room balcony, what I presume to be stable-hands from the nearby race …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 10 December

Christmas trees bring a festive spirit to the centre of Barbados and the small boat harbour, each tree representing a Commonwealth country. Most trees were decorated by the pupils of various local schools.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 9 December

A surprise arrival in the area of Bridgetown harbour normally reserved for visiting yachts and local charter boat was the modern five-masted schooner Wind Song. Its massive hull dwarfed the Atlantic Odyssey boats arriving …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 8 December

Five Atlantic Odyssey boats, Finally, Akouavi, A Capella, Spinnwill and Yuana, made a safe landfall in Barbados late on Thursday evening or early on Friday.

Some anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and all …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 7 December

Three Atlantic Odysey boats, Mr Grey, Infinity and Callisto, arrived late last night in Barbados, anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and completed clearance formalities this morning.

Arrival Mr Grey

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The first two yachts arrive in Barbados at the end of a successful Atlantic crossing

The first two yachts from a combined fleet of 36 sailing boats arrived in Barbados late on Tuesday evening.

Sea Dragon had left Tenerife on 18 November and in spite of several days of …

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 3-5 Dec.

Sunday 3 December 2017 Krabat (Islands Odyssey)

Power generation

When sailing (with no engine use) for days on end the battery state of charge becomes a pre-occupation. Powering all the instruments (plotter, …

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 29 Nov.-2 Dec.

Wednesday 29 November Kisu (Atlantic Odyssey)

Die sehnlichst erwarteten Passatwinde sind da. Warum hat aber niemand was von bis 4 Meter Wellen von hinten erzählt .. und dann die alte Welle …

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 24-28 November

Friday 24 November Lady Jane (Islands Odyssey)

Flat as a millpond

Photo: untilthebuttermelts.com

The Atlantic is as flat as a millpond. And with little to do other than eat, read, and listen …

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Odyssey sailors welcome kids from the SOS Children's Villages in Mindelo

The Odyssey sailors welcomed kids from the SOS Children’s Villages aboard their boat on 18 November, then hosted a potluck meal for them at Marina Mindelo. The SOS Children’s Villages foundation supports abandoned …

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