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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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Blue Planet Odyssey boats have left Brazil bound for Barbados

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All three Blue Planet Odyssey boats have left Marina Jacare in north-eastern Brazil and are now on their way to Barbados.

No Regrets and Tahawus were the first to leave on 10 January. Maggie …

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Barbados prepares for epic Mount Gay Round Barbados Series

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“With just 10 days to go before the start of the 2017 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series (16-24 January), the festival atmosphere in Barbados is starting to rumble” writes Sue Pelling.

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Welcome to the last boat in the Atlantic Odyssey 2016

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The German yacht Auriga, the smallest in the Atlantic Odyssey fleet, arrived this morning in Barbados.

Susan and Howard Chambers of Sundowner (Barbados 50 Odyssey) went out to meet them with Chris on More Bad …

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Reaching across the ocean: Barbados schoolchildren link up with Barbados 50 sailors

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As the Barbados 50 sailing rally was a unique event to commemorate the 50th year of independence of Barbados by sailing from London to Barbados, it was only fitting that the families taking part …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Latest arrivals in Barbados

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Four more boats in the Atlantic Odyssey: Anyway, Freja, Gorm den Gamle and Itchy Foot, have arrived safely in Barbados at the end of a very long voyage that started in Santa Cruz de Tenerife …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Three Boats Just In Time For Party

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The German yacht Lilli arrived at 9am on Dec 15, assisted by Andy and his team for the mooring of this 65 feet monohull stern to the dock of Shallow Draught.

Thera …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrival day 6 - Lucy Alice

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Bruce from Enjoy on his dinghy, Ro from Jojo 1 and Pascal (Cornell Sailing) ready to help Lucy Alice to dock

Glenda et Ian happy to have arrived

Crews of Jojo 1, …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 5

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats crossed the finishing line in Barbados, 23 days after their departure from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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Crew of Starship

Surprise …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 4

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With perfect symmetry with one arrival on day 1, two on day 2 and three of day 3, day 4 saw four Atlantic Odyssey arrivals: Belgian Sta Vast, Swiss Richard Parker, New Zealander Silver Lining …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 3

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After exactly three weeks at sea, two more Atlantic Odyssey arrived in Barbados this morning.

Both the American Enjoy and the British Bonaire crossed the finishing line soon after first light and were guided to …

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats arrive in Barbados

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The light winds that have slowed down Atlantic Odyssey boats on their way to Barbados have finally kicked in with strong trade winds blowing now right across the tropical North Atlantic.

Three boats arrived at …

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The Australian JOJO - first Atlantic Odyssey arrival in Barbados

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Nineteen days after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the first boat in the Atlantic Odyssey, sailing under the Barbados 50 flag arrived in Bridgetown to a warm welcome.

The multinational crew …

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The last yacht in the first Barbados 50 fleet makes its Caribbean landfall

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After more than three long weeks at sea without a working engine, the British yacht Sundowner is safely brought into harbour by the Barbados Coast Guard.

While in strong winds and rough …

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White Ibis Arrives In Time To Celebrate Barbados Independence

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William and Jade Barnes on White Ibis – Credit Sönke Roever

Despite over 2000 miles of ocean to cross, British yacht White Ibis timed their arrival to Barbados perfectly, docking in the Barbados 50 …

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Sailors get a taste of Barbados 50 'pride & industry'

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The motto of the 2016 celebrations of Barbados 50th year of independence, ‘Pride and Industry,’ seemed to fit very well with the latest experiences of the Barbados 50 rally sailors on the island.

On the …

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Barbados 50 weekend round up

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Saturday 26 November

With the majority of the Barbados 50 yachts having now made landfall on the island, the Barbados Yacht Club showed typical Barbados hospitality in laying on a welcome party in its Beach …

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Happy reunions in Barbados

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The crews of Gloria and Oysterbar being happily reunited after the incident reported earlier this week

Gloria’s landfall in Barbados was followed a few hours later by the disabled Oysterbar, being steered by its …

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Rate of arrivals in Barbados accelerates

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The new docking facility for visiting yachts arriving in Barbados has been very busy in the last 24 hours with nine more Barbados 50 yachts making landfall at the end of their transatlantic passage …

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