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First community group joins the Barbados 50 Education and Outreach programme

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Alex Bell from Portland Education working on Cornell Sailing Events Education and Outreach Programme addresses the congregation of Restoration Ministries Church on Britton Hill, St Michael, Barbados.

Members of the 300 strong church community …

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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


Odyssey Logs

BPO Update: Community Spirit on Palmerston Island

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Janet Hayes on Chapter Two is part of the Blue Planet Odyssey small team of volunteer sailors trained to conduct eye tests on behalf of the HIT Institute in Germany, as part of …

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News , Odyssey Logs

BPO: Deeper Into The Pacific

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The next leg of the Blue Planet Odyssey is now underway as the boats leave Bora Bora after a prolonged cruise through French Polynesia and head off the beaten track to the Northern Cook Islands.

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News

Blue Planet Odyssey in Tahiti: Trash and Tourism

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Not to be outdone by the Marquesas stopover, an exciting program of events was organised for the Blue Planet Odyssey sailors in Tahiti.

As part of the Blue Planet Odyssey’s ongoing environmental program, sailors …

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News

Sailors and Solomon Islanders: Working together to take on Climate Change

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Text and photos by Britt Basel, M.Sc., the Climate Change Program Director for OceansWatch.

Oceanswatch is a not-for-profit organisation which runs expeditions on sailing yachts to remote Pacific communities, helping them in practical …

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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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Features

Panama – Where Time Never Stands Still

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When I first transited the Panama Canal in 1977 it was still under US administration, cruising boats were a negligible minority, a fraction of the roughly 1,000 yachts that nowadays transit the canal every year. By 1991, when we arrived with the first round the world rally, …

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Our Ocean Blog

People of Arctic Bay

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Immediately when we jumped off our orange dinghy and into the frigid waters of Arctic Bay we were met with a sea of expectant faces who all clamored and hollered for our attention. All boys, …

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