Lanzarote Seminars Week

Monday 9 November – Friday 13 November 2015

 Lanzarote Tourism Board websiteA week of free seminars sponsored by the Lanzarote Tourism Office will be offered to all sailors in the Canary Islands. You do not have to be part of the Atlantic Odyssey to join these seminars – all sailors are welcome.

To book your place email: info@cornellsailing.com or contact the Atlantic Odyssey office in Marina Lanzarote.

All seminars are to be held at the Arrecife Yacht Club unless otherwise stated.


We were incredibly lucky to be able to attend the seminars and have benefited hugely from it all. We have moved on with the answers to many of the questions we were asking ourselves prior to being able to ask the experts for their opinions on so many things. Thank you for making us all (The Atlantic Crossing Group) so very welcome.
— Phillipa Buchanan (Atlantic Odyssey Seminars 2014)


Date Time Event
Monday 9 November 1000-1115 Route and weather planning for a transatlantic passage – Jimmy Cornell
Best-selling author of cruising books and pioneer of the cruising rally, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world and completed three circumnavigations.
1130-1230 How to get weather information out on the ocean – Soenke Roever
An experienced cruising sailor, author and organiser of popular bluewater cruising seminars in Germany.
1400-1500 Overview of satellite communications on cruising yachts – Ed Wildgoose of Mailasail
Ed has a wealth of expertise to share regarding onboard communications.
Tuesday 10 November 1000-1100 Medical emergencies at sea – Dr Paolo Casoni
In 2014 Paolo sailed in the Atlantic Odyssey onboard his boat Mistero Blu and is back by popular demand following his successful medical seminar last year. He will be running an open session for medical advice in the afternoon.
1115-1215 Provisioning for a long passage – Jimmy Cornell
1330-1500 Open table discussion: After the Atlantic crossing, what next? Return to Europe (route planning & tactics), continue to the Pacific and all the way around the world – Jimmy Cornell
Wednesday 11 November 1000-1115 Energy Management – Soenke Roever
1130-1215 Photography at Sea – Soenke Roever
1330-1500 Atlantic Forum with our panel of transatlantic veterans: Jimmy Cornell, Soenke Roever and Pascal Guiraudou
Thursday 12 November 1000-1200 Downwind sails from twin jibs to spinnakers – Thomas Wibberenz & Soenke Roever
Always a popular presentation, with Thomas Wibberenz of Parasailor. Sign up for a test drive and advice for Parasailor owners with Thomas after the session.
1730-1845 High Latitudes Sailing: highlights from voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic – Jimmy Cornell
1930-2100 El desafio de las altas latitudes: con Aventura en Antartida y el Arctico – Jimmy Cornell
(Spanish language talk, Escuela de Pesca)
Friday 13 November 1000 – 1100 Radio Communications on Board – Gianpaolo Karis and Anna Facile of Nautigamma
Based in Italy, Gianpaolo and Anna have supported many of the Italian participants in previous years’ Atlantic Odyssey with advice on communications and energy use.
1115 – 1215 German language question & answer forum – Soenke Roever and Jimmy Cornell.
1330 – 1430 French language question & answer forum – Pascal Guiraudou and Jimmy Cornell
1930 Screening of ‘Making the Seen Unseen’, a documentary about the EXXpedition voyage in the 2014 Atlantic Odyssey (Escuela de Pesca)

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