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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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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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Blue Planet Odyssey boats arrive in Brazil

The combined crews of Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus celebrating their safe arrival at Marina Jacare, in NE Brazil

The combined crews of Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus celebrating their safe arrival at Marina Jacare, in NE Brazil: Nora, Rob, Mirko, Zeke, Carol, Liam, Martin, Klaudia, Norm

Almost two years after the start …

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Weather Windows : the BPO tackles South Africa

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Following a fast passage from La Réunion, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts spent some time in Durban, their first taste of South Africa including the obligatory trip to a game park.

Welcome beer in …

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Fast Passage To South Africa for Blue Planet Odyssey Boats

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TAHAWUS first boat in Durban

Nearly perfect weather conditions saw the Blue Planet Odyssey boats make a fast passage from La Réunion to Durban.

Tahawus was the first boat to arrive in Durban …

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Perfect conditions for Blue Planet Odyssey boats en route to South Africa

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Excellent weather conditions have allowed the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts to leave La Reunion on time on 5th September for the route to Durban in South Africa.

Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus are the three …

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Odyssey Logs

Blue Planet Odyssey Heads West Across Indian Ocean

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After an uneventful passage from Sumatra, No Regrets and Maggie spent a few enjoyable days in Cocos Keeling and are now on their way to Rodriguez.

In the meantime Joyful has reached Cairns in Queensland …

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Blue Planet Odyssey On Its Way

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After having spent the winter in Southeast Asia, the Blue Planet Odyssey boats No Regrets (USA) and Maggie (Canada), started off from Padang in the West Sumatra today bound for Cocos Keeling. Their route …

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Newsletter: Happy New Year From Cornell Sailing

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Fires and dragons: Blue Planet Odyssey Discovers Indonesia Part II

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The Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have spent the months of October and November cruising the fascinating Indonesian archipelago. At the end of November this will come to an end with their stopover at Read more


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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

The Blue Planet Odyssey Discovers Indonesia

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After some time in Australia, the Blue Planet Odyssey sailors are now making their way through the Indonesian archipelago, which with some 13,677 islands is the largest island group in the world. Sadly, Anne and …

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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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Aventura’s Logs

All is well that ends well

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After the quick turnaround at Falmouth, we made a relatively fast passage to the Thames Estuary where we caught the favourable tide for the remaining 40 miles to London.

Shortly after we had passed …

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Aventura’s Logs

With a little bit of help from my friends

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Before this voyage comes to a happy and successful end I wish to use this opportunity to give my grateful thanks to all those who have made this ambitious project possible, and who continued to …

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Aventura’s Logs

Landfall

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We made landfall at Falmouth, in SW England, early on Tuesday morning after a 20-days long, frustrating and stormy but also challenging and memorable 1950 miles passage.

By memorable I mean: not easily forgotten. …

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Aventura’s Logs

Farewell Cape Farewell

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I always wondered why the southernmost point of Greenland has attracted this attractive name. After nine days of struggling to get out of its grip, I know. Whoever named it, never wanted to see it …

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Aventura’s Logs

Mother Nature has the last word

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For the last five days, since we left the Greenland coast, we have been fighting strong southeasterly winds that made it impossible for us to sail our desired course to the Azores.

The main culprit …

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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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Aventura’s Logs

Still in the Arctic

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Having arrived safely in Nuuk, Dunbar and I were counting on a relatively uneventful 1800 miles passage to the Azores. To finish our sojourn in Greenland on a high, we decided to make a …

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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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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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Aventura’s Logs

Nuuk stopover

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After almost two months in the High Arctic, arriving in Nuuk felt almost like coming home. As on Aventura’s two previous visits, we were welcomed warmly on arrival by the harbormaster Johannes Lindemans.

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