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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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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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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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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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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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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 25 March 2017

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A very inspiring day! Ian and Lorraine Cuthbertson

Sharpened our thoughts about our own plans for cruising. Jennifer Sherlock

A wonderful introduction to Bluewater sailing. Peter Ramshaw

This comprehensive one-day seminar is based both …

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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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Second boat arrives in Barbados

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Nelia arrives while crew of Sir Henri 4 looking on expectantly

The Swiss trimaran Nelia had been chasing the French catamaran Sir Henri 4 all the way from the Cape Verdes and crossed the …

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Barbados 50 - Day 6 to 12: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the Barbados 50 tracking map. Day 6 – Monday 14 November Stormbreaker

Atlantic Challenge -Damage update from 14.37N 38.46W

We have had a …

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Barbados 50 - Day 1 to 5: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 1 – Wednesday 9 November Laridae Passage to Cape Verde: Day 1

After 18 …

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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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Perpetuum mobile in El Hierro

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What was once regarded as technically impossible and the stuff of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. The westernmost of the Canary Islands considered the end of the known world until the voyage of Christopher …

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Beautiful island, beautiful people

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Palmeros (natives of La Palma) pride themselves on living on the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, and refer to their home as La Isla Bonita.

Born on 5 October: Hans-Werner of Xada, …

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La Gomera: Magnificent and Calm

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The stopover in La Gomera was an opportunity for participants to discover the spectacular scenery and tranquil atmosphere of this island, one of the smallest in the Canarian archipelago, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve …

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More happy days in Tenerife

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Barbados 50 fleet in Santa Cruz Marina

The long stopover in Tenerife allowed participants in Barbados 50 to enjoy a rich program of events and activities laid on by the local …

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Photos: Barbados 50 Lanzarote Start and Farewell Party

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A big thank you to Calero Marinas for these amazing photos!

To flip through this slide show, click on the left-right arrows on the image below (they will show when you hover …

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