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VIDEOS: OLENA family's Atlantic crossing with the last Caribbean odyssey

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The OLENA family sailed across the Atlantic with the last Odyssey rally (Caribbean Odyssey – January 2018), from Tenerife to Barbados, with a stopover in Mindelo, Cape Verde.

To get a small taste of their …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Atlantic Odyssey draws to an end with a farewell party

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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

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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

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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)

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

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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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Final arrivals in the Caribbean Odyssey

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Consistent trade winds have ensured fast passages for all boats taking part in this year’s Caribbean Odyssey.

Four boats: J-Squared, Two Drifters, Bright Eyes and Damisa made landfall in Barbados on 31 January and 1 …

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Blue Planet Odyssey comes to a successful end in Barbados

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The crews of No Regrets, Maggie and Tawahus celebrated the successful completion of their round the world voyage at a party held at the Barbados Yacht Club in the presence of local dignitaries and participants …

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Caribbean Odyssey arrivals in Barbados are accelerating

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A later crossing of the Atlantic than at the usual time has ensured better sailing conditions and, although the NE trade winds have blown mostly between 10 and 15 knots, all participants reported a comfortable …

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New arrivals for the Caribbean Odyssey

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The yachts from the Caribbean Odyssey fleet, spread across hundreds of miles of ocean, continue to make landfall daily in Barbados.

Six yachts have now completed their Atlantic crossing, and not one of them appears …

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First Caribbean Odyssey arrival in Barbados

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The Swiss catamaran Edelweiss (Nautitech 482) crossed the finish line at 1045 local time, and is now docked at the clearance pontoon. Everyone enjoyed a fast and easy crossing (17 days), with steady trade winds …

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First Blue Planet Odyssey boat arrives in Barbados

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No Regrets in the Careenage at Bridgetown

The first Blue Planet Odyssey boat arrives in Barbados at the end of a unexpectedly fast 11-day passage from Cabedelo in NE Brazil.

Tahawus is expected tomorrow …

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Features

An overview of transatlantic strategy in 9 Odysseys 2013-2016

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In the four years since I launched this new series of transatlantic rallies, some had started from Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma in the Canaries, or from Sao Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands. Some …

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