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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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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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Baltic Sea Seminar A Success With Jimmy Cornell

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A seminar on long-distance cruising was held at Warnemünde on the Baltic Sea over the weekend.

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Organised by the German magazine Die Yacht, the largest circulation sailing …

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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 12 March 2016

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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 …

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Long Distance Cruising Masterclass with Jimmy & Doina Cornell - 6 Feb 2016

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Good preparation is the essence of a successful voyage, and the aim of this one-day seminar is to deal with all aspects of interest to anyone planning to leave on a long voyage.

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Invitation to Our Spring Webinars: Preparing for An Atlantic Crossing

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Voyage preparation is such an important part of preparing for your Atlantic crossing that we would like to invite you to a series of free online webinars during the spring of 2015. We will focus …

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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.

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The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet meet in Martinique

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The boats Blue Wind and Lovesail arrived yesterday in Le Marin, so now the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet are now all assembled in Martinique and preparing to begin the grand adventure …

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Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey Sailors Ready to Go

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Preparations are underway to leave at noon on Saturday.

Last night a detailed skippers briefing was held with information on sailing to the next destinations: Montego Bay, Jamaica, San Blas Islands and Shelter Bay Marina, …

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Cruising World: 'Countdown to the Blue Planet Odyssey Rally!'

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Nice announcement of Blue Planet Odyssey on Cruising World website (Don’t miss the slideshow!)


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The Blue Planet Odyssey comes to life in Key West

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The fleet of Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey yachts are getting ready to leave on the greatest adventure of their lives on 10th January 2015. The first leg of the Odyssey will …

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La Palma: preparations make good progress two days before the start

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The days pass by at Marina La Palma, between preparations for departure and the events organized for the Atlantic Odyssey and the traditional Twelfth Night celebrations..

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A seminar took place …

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Lanzarote: Safety demonstration in the marina

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Atlantic Odyssey sailors and Arrecife residents were treated to a dramatic display today of a helicopter visit, simulated rescue from a small boat and a liferaft inflation and demonstration. As well as entertainment, this was …

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Seminars in Arrecife Underway

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Following on from the success of the seminar program at last year’s Atlantic Odyssey, again all sailors in Marina Lanzarote, whether part of the event or not, were invited to participate in a range …

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Odyssey Logs

Provisioning for the Atlantic

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Preparing for an Atlantic crossing of anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the speed of the boat, requires careful planning of what provisions to buy.

The quality of fresh fruit and vegetables is …

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Reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic

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During this summer I completed a 8500-miles voyage in the North Atlantic that took me from London, UK, to Annapolis, USA, via Greenland and Arctic Canada. Throughout this voyage I used exclusively C-map …

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Lewiston school students meet Blue Planet Odyssey participant Holland

Photo: Russ Dillingham/ Sun Journal

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Blue Planet Odyssey participant Zeke Holland (S/V No Regrets) talked to Lewiston middle school students (Maine, USA) Friday morning about his upcoming 2½-year journey around the world.

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Odyssey Logs

Newport: Ransom is being worked on big time

Jimmy's book says we should stop there.

Ransom is being worked on BIG TIME, but she is in Newport and we are four hours away.

Tim & Ceci King: Jimmy’s book says we should stop there.

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Odyssey Logs

Strangetrader Preparing for the Blue Planet Odyssey

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At present we are in Gibraltar and just had our hydrovane fitted, an amazing bit of kit that is not easy to fit but sounds as if it will be very efficient. We have also spent the last few weeks sorting the boat out and …

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Our Ocean Blog

Preparing for the Northwest Passage

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I created the Secchi disk at my school – Rednock School – in their tech department. We used the laser cutter to cut the 30cm white disk with two …

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Aventura’s Logs

The strategy for an east to west transit of the Northwest Passage

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In preparation for the transit of the Northwest Passage, I have been in contact with sailors who have accomplished a transit in recent years, have attended several lectures on the subject, have …

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Cian's Atlantic Odyssey crossing preparations

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Cian on s/v SELKIE writes back to his class periodically as part of SELKIE school. He sent us his log for the Arrecife Pre Atlantic preparations (Atlantic Odyssey I – Lanzarote-Martinique)

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Features

Jimmy Cornell: What It Costs to Cruise

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This article was published on Cruising World’s website (April 10, 2013)

Try and set a realistic figure for the cost of voyaging before you leave home. Though that estimate isn’t easy to …

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Preparations for the Northwest Passage

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As part of my own preparations to sail through that historic passage, I have attended three highly informative lectures delivered by sailors who had transited the Northwest Passage recently. Two had sailed from east to …

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Features

The Best Boats for Globe Girdling

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Jimmy Cornell discusses the results of his survey on the features that make a good world cruising boat, drawing on the experience of 57 contributors to his new book World Voyage …

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