Invitation to London Atlantic Voyage Planning Seminar with Jimmy Cornell


On completion of a 10,000 miles maiden voyage on my new Aventura that took me from London to Greenland, Arctic Canada, Newfoundland, US east coast and the Bahamas, I would like to invite any sailor planning to undertake an Atlantic voyage to attend this seminar that deals with all essential aspects of such a voyage, whether bound for the tropics or the high latitudes.

The seminar will take place at the Cruising Association, Limehouse Basin, London, on Saturday 31st January 2015.

The cost is £60 per person and £100 per couple.
– Cruising Association members pay a discounted price of £54 and £90 respectively.
– If you join the Cruising Association on the day you will also receive the 10% discount.
– Booking fee includes the one day seminar, hand-outs, lunches, coffee and refreshments.

It’s also a chance to find out more about the exciting range of events we have planned, including the Canary Odyssey and Islands Odyssey rallies which were launched this month.

In order to book a place please email

I look forward to seeing you there!

Jimmy Cornell


Time With
0845-0915 Registration
0915-1015 Southbound: planning a voyage to the Mediterranean, the Canaries, the Azores, the Caribbean, and back home. Jimmy Cornell
1015-1030 Break
1030-1115 Onboard communications Ed Wildgoose
1115-1230 Practical aspects of offshore sailing:
– The boat: preparations for an offshore voyage
– Offshore routines: watches, downwind sails, provisioning, fishing, dealing with emergencies
Jimmy Cornell
1230-1300 Lunch
1330 -1400 The main factors that may affect the successful outcome of a voyage Jimmy Cornell
1400-1430 Sailing as a family Doina Cornell
1430-1445 Sailing in a rally: the pros and cons Jimmy Cornell
1445-1530 Energy management on an offshore passage Peter Anderson
1530-1545 Break
1545-1615 High latitude sailing: highlights and practicalities  Jimmy Cornell
1615-1645 My own voyage to the Arctic and preparations for my forthcoming world voyage Jimmy Cornell
1645-1700 Questions & Answers Jimmy Cornell
1700 Finish


• Jimmy Cornell

Jimmy CornellAn accomplished sailor and successful author, Jimmy Cornell has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica, Alaska, Spitsbergen, and Canada Arctic. In the last three decades he has organised 20 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies and one round the world race.

Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books, among them the bestseller World Cruising Routes, now in its seventh edition. With nearly 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world. Most of Jimmy Cornell’s books have been translated into several languages.
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  Doina Cornell

Doina CornellDoina Cornell is Event Coordinator for the Odyssey Rallies.

She is a qualified teacher, writer and local councillor and, having grown up on a boat, is well placed to have a real understanding of the dynamics of onboard family life.
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Ed Wildgoose

Ed WildgooseEd Wildgoose is MailASail’s self proclaimed ‘Chief Technical Geek’. After many years of working in the financial sector, Ed established what would become MailASail in 2001, when his parents set off on their circumnavigation & found satellite communications expensive to use.

MailASail now have a global customer base and supply & support satellite phones from all of the main satcom manufacturers (Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya & Globalstar).

Peter Anderson

Peter AndersonPeter Anderson B.A. is the Managing Director of Eclectic Energy Limited. Based in north Nottinghamshire, Eclectic Energy designs and manufactures all its products ‘in house’ and within the UK.  A keen sailor and yachtsman, Peter spent 5 years on the development of the DuoGen before the product’s launch in 2002.

Eclectic Energy is a leader in the field of micro wind and water generators, and supplies products for marine leisure, onshore off-grid, and micro generation.

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