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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Atlantic Odyssey start

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A fleet of 11 yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife today at 11 a.m. local time bound for Barbados. The only boat unable to start was the German …

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The Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts depart Santa Cruz

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Around midday of Saturday 11th November the Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts headed out of Santa Cruz marina, bound for the Cape Verde.

INFINITY is on her way

All the boats left on time, after …

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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Gather in Tenerife

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Sailors taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey have arrived in Marina Santa Cruz next to the capital of the island of Tenerife, before their departure across the Atlantic to Barbados.

Atlantic Odyssey sailors gather …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 4 to 6

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Day 4 – Sunday 29 October Lady Jane

Maria on living the dream

When I told family and friends that we were going to live on our boat and sail across the Atlantic, …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 1 to 3

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Day 1 – Thursday 26 October Lady Jane

I’ve worn out the crew

After just over four hours of sailing, the crew are clapped out down below. To be fair they are off …

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Last jobs done, last farewells: Islands Odyssey sailors cast off

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The last few days of the Islands Odyssey stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife were a mixture of last minute repairs and stress over spare parts arriving at the last minute, but also moments of …

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Weekend Work for the Islands Odyssey Sailors

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The two day seminars at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club concluded on Friday with a talk by Martin Kramp from Tamouré on his work with UNESCO and the JCOMMOPs global monitoring programme that deploys Read more


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Islands Odyssey Sailors Get A Warm Welcome

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With temperatures in Santa Cruz de Tenerife reaching unseasonable levels for October, the sailors from the Islands Odyssey created some warmth of their own by gathering for a ‘potluck’ or bring and share dinner at …

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Jimmy Cornell answers sailors' Caribbean hurricane concerns

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We have been contacted by several sailors expressing their safety concerns following the recent hurricanes that have affected some of the Caribbean islands.

• Is damage to yachting facilities so bad that you shouldn’t …

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Where do all the boats go?

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This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s latest book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“.

My interest in the global movement of cruising boats goes back to 1987, when I published the results …

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VIDEO: Itchy Foot Family Atlantic Crossing

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Follow the ITCHY FOOT crew as they sail over the ocean with the Atlantic Odyssey 2016 from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to Barbados in the Caribbean, with a stopover in the Cape Verdes.

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Newsletter: Spring News

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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Spring 2017 – Cornell Sailing Spring News Foreword from Jimmy Cornell – Join the Odyssey – Cape …

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Warm wise words from an Odyssey sailor

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Henri Schongut, who took part in the Islands Odyssey 2015 and the Atlantic Odyssey II 2016 aboard Serendip, reflects on his 6,000-nautical mile Atlantic tour. An action-packed year rich in events, disappointments but also in …

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A happy end to the Caribbean Odyssey

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Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey enjoyed not one but two parties on their arrival in Barbados: first an early arrivals party at the Barbados Yacht Club followed by a farewell beach party at the Pirates’ …

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Four Old Farts: An Atlantic Crossing Poem

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Jeff Cook on Bright Eyes was inspired by his Atlantic crossing to write this poem. The crew of the yacht Bright Eyes was the oldest crew in this year’s Odysseys, their average age being 70 …

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