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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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News

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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Pacific Odyssey 2017: Panama to Marquesas

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Following a great deal of interest in the Pacific Odyssey for 2017, we are calling for interested boats to contact us if they would like to take part. As we did for 2016, if …

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Features

Ciguatera fish poisoning

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From A Passion for the Sea, by Jimmy Cornell.

As in much of the Caribbean there is either little fish left or spearfishing is prohibited, so it was with great anticipation that I looked …

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The Pacific Odyssey Arrives in the Marquesas

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All the Pacific Odyssey yachts have arrived in the Marquesas, here anchored in front of Hanavave in la Baie des Vierges, Fatu Hiva (photo Excallibur)

The voyage from the Galapagos came to an end …

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Pacific Odyssey: Galapagos Stopover

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After the transit of the Panama Canal and a challenging ocean passage with weak, variable and often contrary winds, the entire Pacific Odyssey fleet finally found itself at anchor in front of Puerto Baquerizo …

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Join the Pacific Odyssey 2016 - Panama to Marquesas

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Following a request from several participants in the Atlantic and Islands Odyssey, we have decided to organize a Pacific Odyssey in 2016, as long as we have a minimum of 10 paid-up boats. …

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Our Ocean Blog

Citizen Science Success As Sailors Report Unusual Seabirds

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Word is getting out among sailors worldwide to help report back on the birds they see at sea — and they are spotting some unusual birds, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the …

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BPO Sailors In Their Own Words: Your Biggest Surprise

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The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet are now cruising through the Indonesian archipelago on the latest stage of their round the world trip.

After months spent in the Pacific Ocean, a few weeks in …

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Odyssey Logs

BPO Sailors In Their Own Words: Highlights So Far

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With Joyful the last boat to arrive in Australia this week, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have completed their transit of the Pacific Ocean. In the 9 months since the boats …

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Odyssey Logs

Ambrym: Back to My Roots for the BPO

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A stroke of convenient timing meant that the Blue Planet Odyssey cruise through Vanuatu was able to include a visit to Ambrym, and a chance to experience the 3 day Back to My Roots …

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Odyssey Logs

Vanuatu Cruising: The Maskelynes

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Vanuatu is a perfect cruising ground, with day sailing along the coast of the larger islands, or a short hop from one island to the next, making it easy to explore.

Vanuatu sunset.

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News , Odyssey Logs

BPO Reunited in Vanuatu: Southwest Bay, Malekula

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The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet of yachts, having spread out to cruise at their own pace through the islands of the South Pacific, finally came together again in a small bay on the island of …

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Odyssey Logs

Blue Planet Odyssey: A Santo Photo Album

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A few photos from Espirito Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu.

Doina Cornell meets Luc Callebaut for the first time after working together for 15 years on Noonsite and now Blue Planet Odyssey.

 

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Odyssey Logs

Tropical Passage Notes

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Landfall: Island of Aoba (Vanuatu) very different from Tuvalu.

I expect to many people the phrase ‘tropical sailing’ conjures up lolling on the foredeck catching a tan, as balmy trade winds push you across …

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Odyssey Logs

Farewell, Tuvalu

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All good things come to an end, and sailors know the next port is always just over the horizon, beckoning you on.

I came to Tuvalu with little idea of what to expect, and …

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Odyssey Logs , Our Ocean Blog

Finally, Tuvalu : moments to treasure

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Three years since we launched the Blue Planet Odyssey, and more personally, thirty seven years since I was last here: the path across the ocean to Tuvalu has been a long one for …

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Odyssey Logs

En route to Tuvalu

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We left Apia early in the morning of Thursday July 16th to the sound of drum beats echoing across the bay as a long canoe with some fifty men at the oars practised for a …

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Odyssey Logs

Tokelau – so near, so far

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Three small coral atolls some 400 miles north west of Samoa, Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand and rarely visited by yachts.

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The low lying coral atolls make …

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Odyssey Logs

Pacific Impressions: Next Stage of The Blue Planet Odyssey

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Last summer when I took my daughter Nera up to the Arctic to sail with her grandfather Jimmy, I promised my son Dan that I would take him to the Pacific the following year.

‘Somewhere …

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Odyssey Logs

VIDEO: Blue Planet Odyssey in Hiva Oa, Marquesas

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Glimpses of the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas during the passage of the Blue Planet Odyssey rally in April 2015.

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Odyssey Logs

BPO Update: Community Spirit on Palmerston Island

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Janet Hayes on Chapter Two is part of the Blue Planet Odyssey small team of volunteer sailors trained to conduct eye tests on behalf of the HIT Institute in Germany, as part of …

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Our Ocean Blog

Skype Linking Schools Across the World

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It is encouraging to us to see young people learn about the oceans, science, and one another by participating in the Educational Program of the Blue Planet Odyssey.

The crew of Joyful, Anne, …

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News , Odyssey Logs

BPO: Deeper Into The Pacific

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The next leg of the Blue Planet Odyssey is now underway as the boats leave Bora Bora after a prolonged cruise through French Polynesia and head off the beaten track to the Northern Cook Islands.

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Our Ocean Blog

Tahiti Trash: Recycling Waste

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The Blue Planet Odyssey sailors visited the Fenua Ma recycling plant in Tahiti, part of environmental organisation Fenua Ma, the Société Environnement Polynésien, which aims to maximise recycling throughout French Polynesia as well …

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