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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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The Caribbean Odyssey yachts start the transatlantic passage to Barbados

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Features

Where do all the boats go?

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This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s 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 of …

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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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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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Farewell Cape Verdes: Barbados 50 yachts on passage to the Caribbean

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Barbados 50 boats in Mindelo

After more than three weeks in the Cape Verde Islands, the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 Odyssey have left on the longest leg of their epic voyage that …

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Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau

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Luc Callebaut, who is sailing with the fleet, reports.

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Sailing from Fogo, it took the fleet a lot of tacking to clear the north of Fogo as the island did not want to …

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Barbados 50 Cruising to Fogo

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Luc Callebaut continues to the story of the Barbados 50 fleet cruise around the Cape Verdes…

Never before seen in Fogo, Harbor of Vale de Cavaleiros: 16 yachts docked together!

Thanks to the …

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Barbados 50: Cruising the Cape Verdes

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Luc Callebaut from Cornell Sailing Events, who is sailing with the fleet, reports on the cruise so far.

(Due to the smaller size of some of the harbours and anchorages, the fleet was divided …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Helping Kids in Cape Verdes

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The sailors from the Barbados 50 rally had been asked to help bring much needed supplies for the SOS Children’s Village in Mindelo. SOS Children’s Villages are a non-governmental organisation that works …

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Cape Verde Sojourn

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A few years ago I stopped briefly in the Cape Verde Islands while sailing with Aventura III from Cape Town to the Canary Islands. I vowed to return one day with Gwenda and I did …

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Atlantic Odyssey II - Day 9, 10 & 11: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the boats on the tracking map.

 

Day 11 – Tuesday 19 January 2016 Fenicia

Noon position 17Deg 04min N, 030Deg 30min W sailing at 5.7 …

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Islands Odyssey Leaves Cape Verdes For Barbados

The crews enjoy great food and the world known Cape Verde music

The Islands Odyssey yachts made their departure from the Cape Verdes on the morning of Tuesday 24 November, setting their course west for the Caribbean island of Barbados some 2020 nautical miles away.

Although most …

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Islands Odyssey: Safe Arrival In Cape Verdes

First sight of land after 5 days at sea (Photo: Kwanza)

The first Islands Odyssey yachts have arrived in the Cape Verdes following a 700 mile passage from El Hierro in the Cape Verdes.

Vetocean was the first to arrive on Thursday 19th November. By midday …

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Islands Odyssey Yachts Begin Their Atlantic Crossing

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The Islands Odyssey yachts said farewell to the Canary Islands on Saturday 14 November, their final stopover being El Hierro, the smallest and most westernmost of the Canaries.

Islands Odyssey fleet in …

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Press release - Barbados 50: A Sailing Odyssey

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A transatlantic event to mark the 50th anniversary of Barbados Independence.

After a symbolic start in London in late July 2016 the rally will call at various ports …

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Press release - The Islands Odyssey: Across the Pond in Easy Stages

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Jimmy Cornell has launched this new rally for sailors who prefer to cross the Atlantic at a relaxed pace.

Starting in Lanzarote on 1 October 2015, the …

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