A beautiful closure to the Atlantic Odyssey 2015-16 season

The Atlantic Odyssey II fleet is now complete again in Le Marin marina in Martinique, after the final yacht, Pitchounet, arrived on the morning of Saturday 6 February, after a 27 day crossing.

The other Odyssey sailors did not suffer from boredom while they waited, as they were able to enjoy the many different facets of this delightful island destination thanks to the excursions and activities organised by the l’Office de Tourisme du Marin.

Visits to the Clément rum distillery, the Savane des Esclaves recreated ‘free’ slave village, and a typical créole lunch, left sailors with a profound impression of Martiniquais history, culture and traditions, as well as local handicrafts and products, not to mention the warmth of a Martiniquais welcome.

Dennis and Virginia on yacht Libertad arriving in Martinique, with their crew members Steve and James.


A super rum tasting experience for attentive participants!


Blue Jade’s crew arrival, with staff from the Marin Tourism Office.


Carnival makeover session for Atlantic Odyssey kids.


A special Carnival parade organised for the Atlantic Odyssey pontoon.


Visit to La Savane des Esclaves village.


Serendip with her captain Henri, and two crew members Pauline and Clarisse.

The hardiest of the sailors had a go sailing on the martiniquais yole, a vessel not quite as comfortable and stable as their high-tech yachts, but it was certainly an entertaining way to spend the afternoon.


The crews work to get the yole into the water.


The Atlantic Odyssey sailors trying the martiniquais yole.

The friendly atmosphere has been exceptional during the last few days as the yachts continued to arrive, and the Atlantic Odyssey finished with a delightful evening celebration at the Mango Bay restaurant.

Final celebration at Mango Bay.


The children from the yacht Baloo receiving their ‘young Argonaut’ certificate in recognition of their Atlantic crossing, as well as a bag of presents from Martinique.


Each crew was given a final present from Martinique – here it is the turn of the crew from Turkish yacht Kandiba.


The crew of Pitchounet arrived too late for the festivities, but were happy with their crossing.

Many of the yachts’ crews are getting ready now to visit nearby anchorages and neighbouring islands, although first they will be sure to enjoy the festivities of the Martinique carnival, one of the most spectacular in the Caribbean.

Fair winds to all our participants for their coming adventures!

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