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Last day at the International Multihull Boat Show

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By all accounts, and especially from the reaction of the exhibitors, this has been a very successful show.

The crew of Luna Bay, a new Outremer 45 catamaran, planning to cross the …

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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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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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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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Caribbean Odyssey: News from the fleet

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Follow the progress of the boats on the Caribbean Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Day 13 – Sunday 22 January Two Drifters

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In the …

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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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Caribbean Odyssey start from Tenerife

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Fourteen boats in the Caribbean Odyssey left Santa Cruz de Tenerife this morning bound for Barbados. In order to take best advantage of the weather conditions, each boat could leave in their own time.

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News from the Caribbean Odyssey

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With only three days left until the start of the transatlantic passage to Barbados, participants in the Caribbean Odyssey gathered at the yacht club for a day of …

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Three Kings Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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The winter festivities in Tenerife culminated with a spectacular parade on Thursday evening on the eve of Three Kings holiday. All street in the centre of the capital were lit up for this most celebrated …

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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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Caribbean Odyssey preparations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Preparations for the start on 10 January are gathering pace as most boats have now arrived in the capital of Tenerife. The latest to arrive on Wednesday morning at the end …

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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.

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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

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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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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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