Puertos de Tenerife

The Port Authority for the Canarian province of Tenerife, responsible for port activities in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro is sponsoring the Barbados 50, Atlantic /Caribbean Odyssey and Islands Odyssey, with the main port of departure from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic being Marina Santa Cruz, located in the capital of Tenerife.

Barbados Tourism Marketing

Barbados Tourism Marketing aims to promote, assist and facilitate the development of tourism in Barbados and is sponsoring Barbados 50, Atlantic /Caribbean Odyssey and Islands Odyssey.


The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is the United Nations body for ocean science, ocean observatories, ocean data and information exchange, and ocean services such as Tsunami warning systems.

Its mission is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity building to learn more about the nature and resources of the oceans and coastal areas, and to apply this knowledge to improved management, sustainable development and protection of the marine environment and the decision making processes of States.

Find out more: UNESCO-IOC and Cornell Sailing Events sign agreement to cooperate on scientific research.