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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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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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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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Pacific Odyssey : from one ocean to another

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The Pacific Odyssey yachts gathered together at Shelter Bay Marina located at the Caribbean Sea entrance to the Panama Canal, in order to prepare for their transit of the Canal and entry …

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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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Odyssey Logs

BPO Round-up: A Taste of The Marquesas

Sailors joining in the dance. Photo: Maggie.

The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey boats arrived in the Marquesas at the start of April and spent 3 weeks cruising the Marquesas. Enjoy a selection of their musings and impressions as the Polynesian …

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Sailor's Days in the Marquesas

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An exciting program of activities has been organised for the BPO and PO sailors on the stunning Marquesan island of Ua-Pou on the 10th and 11th of April.

A warm Marquesan welcome

The …

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Our Ocean Blog

An Extra-Ordinary Act? Deployment in the Pacific: Drifter Buoys & Argo floats

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Thousands of miles from land, in the Pacific Ocean, a simple act has taken place. It might not rock the world, but it deserves to be recognised for being quite extra-ordinary.

Our sailors have deployed …

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First Boats Arrive in the Marquesas

crew of Blue Wind, No Regrets and Tahawus with Luc Callebaut

Blue Wind was the first of the fleet to arrive in Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas on Sunday March 29.

Luc Callebaut, who is running the BPO event office in …

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Odyssey Logs

Elusive Trade Winds: BPO Galapagos-Marquesas

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As the boats finish their second week at sea on their passage of nearly 3000 nautical miles, here is a selection from their blogs of their experiences so far after leaving the Galapagos on March …

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Odyssey Logs

Galapagos round up: Memories are made of this

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On Tuesday 10 March the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet sailed west, leaving the Galapagos Islands behind after a memorable two week stay, first stopping at Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal and then Pursuit Puerto Ayora …

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Successful finale to BPO Galapagos Stopover

Libby and Chapter Two leaving the Galapagos

Libby and Chapter Two leaving the Galapagos

The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey yachts brought their stopover in the Galapagos to a close on Tuesday …

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Our Ocean Blog

VIDEO: First Pacific Ocean drifter buoy deployments for Blue Planet Odyssey

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The first Blue Planet Odyssey drifter buoys have now been deployed in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC. Yachts Lovesail and Maggie deployed the drifter buoys en route to the Galapagos …

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Into the Doldrums: BPO Passage Notes to the Galapagos

Tim tries to invite the booby to dinner (photo Zeke Holland)

As our Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey participants spend the next few days with the barely onerous task of deciding which of the island and wildlife tours …

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BPO boats impress Galapagos inspectors

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Kathy and Roger, who are running the BPO event office in the Galapagos, have reported that all of the following boats have been approved entry into the Galapagos: Chapter Two, Windwalker, Ransom, Tom Tom, Lovesail, …

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Our Ocean Blog

First drifter buoy deployment in the Pacific

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The British yacht Lovesail, sailing in the Pacific Odyssey, has achieved two firsts today: the first boat to deploy a drifter buoy as part of the Pacific …

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Odyssey Logs

Inspiring Visit for BPO to New Panama Canal

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On Friday 13th February the sailors from the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey had a memorable visit to the construction site of the new canal. The Panama …

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Carnival Weekend Canal Transit for the BPO

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The first Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey yachts will start making their transit of the Panama Canal today, Saturday 14th February.

Despite the Carnival weekend meaning that …

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Our Ocean Blog

Community Spirit in the San Blas

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When the Blue Planet Odyssey was launched in 2012, the idea was to carry out local projects at some of the stops along the route in order for sailors to contribute their time and skills …

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Odyssey Logs

Blue Planet Odyssey Update: All Ways Lead to San Blas

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Most of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have now arrived in the San Blas from their respective starts in Key West and Martinique. A cruising leg will take place, giving them time to explore the …

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Our Ocean Blog

Taking on Drifter Buoys For the Pacific Ocean

The Odyssey sailors and Shaun Nolk from NOAA in Key West

Before the Blue Planet Odyssey start on 10 January, ten drifter buoys were loaded onto yachts in Key West, Florida, as part of the Odyssey science program, ready for deployment in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet set sail from Martinique

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The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet set sail this morning with promises to return to lovely Martinique — but first they plan to sail around the world.

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The Odyssey fleets have had the …

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Martinique Farewell Party

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Spirits were high as the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleets assembled Saturday evening for the Skippers Briefing.

Yvonne Tritz, Deputy Mayor of Marin and President of the Tourist Board attended the briefing and …

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Odyssey Logs

The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet talks fishing with 2 special Martinique fishermen

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After a busy day spent preparing for Sunday’s departure for the San Blas islands, the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet kicked back and took advantage of a special opportunity to share fishing techniques.

The Blue …

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