All posts by: Cornell Sailing

Day 8 of the Atlantic Odyssey

Sea Dragon

Finally after days of rain, storm and strong winds, we made our first trawl. The trawl was an ‘all hands on deck’ task. We put out the trawl in calm seas, travelling …

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Day 7 of the Atlantic Odyssey


Everything is great on Alytes. We are running on Parasailor now. The crew is mostly busy with preparing our barbecue.

So far we got three dorades. Stopped for a moment to eat them …

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Emergency Medi-Vac  From Cocojet III

Cocojet III

Skipper Nicolas Hauzy had to be evacuated from his yacht on Saturday evening after he broke his ankle in rough seas. Nicholas was attempting to fix a fault in the hydraulic steering when the accident …

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Day 6 of the Atlantic Odyssey

The Larrikin

Lou sun baking on the trampoline, Gordon fishing off the port hull and Phil catching up on sleep looking very relaxed.

More seriously, ParaSailor is up and crew very relaxed, clear sky’s …

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Day 5 of the Atlantic Odyssey


Sorry no update yesterday–it was too rough.

We have changed course to 190 T to try and get to the trades faster as we are getting tired of rocking and rolling. Had …

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Day 3 of the Atlantic adventure


Bumpy road. So the last few days we had very uncool winds. Straight on the nose, forcing us to either head for Mauritania or Greenland, not really getting anywhere. This morning we got …

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Press release: Colourful Start to the Atlantic Odyssey

The largest sailing event ever to have left from the island of Lanzarote on the Canary islands took place on Sunday 16 November as 31 sailing yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique 2750 nautical miles away. …

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Day two of the Atlantic Motoring Rally


Well, we have covered about 250 miles heading SW–all motor sailing with light winds usually on our nose (this is a Cornett family tradition). We hope to see some NW-N winds tomorrow evening …

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VIDEO: 1st evening at sea aboard Cocojet III

First video sent by Cocojet: Sunset and Dolphins from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

Atlantic Odyssey Ready To Set Sail


A fleet of 32 sailing yachts flying the flag of 13 nations are gathering in the new Marina Lanzarote for the start of the Atlantic Odyssey which leaves Lanzarote in the Canary …

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Gwenda Cornell interview with Pasifika Truthfully

Pasifika Truthfully:

“Gwenda Cornell is an extraordinary woman. 35 years ago she packed her family and set out on a journey across the Pacific Ocean. She shares her adventures in an engaging memoir called ‘Read more

Early Birds Party for Atlantic Odyssey Sailors

With over 20 boats already in Marina Lanzarote for the start of the Atlantic Odyssey, an early birds party was held with a fancy dress competition so sailors could get to meet each other. With …

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Grand opening for new Marina Lanzarote

Crowds flocked to Marina Lanzarote for the grand opening on Saturday October 18, where local and regional public officials led by Paulino Rivero, President of the Canarian Government lauded Mr. Jose Calero’s most impressive …

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Lewiston school students meet Blue Planet Odyssey participant Holland

Photo: Russ Dillingham/ Sun Journal

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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Aventura at the Annapolis boat show

An estimated 300 people visited Aventura on the opening day of this, the largest and most popular boat show in the United States. As many as one third of the visitors came …

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Meet Jimmy Cornell and his new Aventura at the Annapolis Boat Show

In preparation for his forthcoming circumnavigation with the Blue Planet Odyssey round the world rally, Jimmy Cornell completed this summer a grueling test of his new 45 foot Aventura, …

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Blue Planet Odyssey yacht successfully completes a transit of the Northwest Passage

(photo: Emily Penn aboard Drina)

Michael Thurston, the owner of the Australian yacht Drina, sent us a message from Nome, Alaska, to inform us that he and his crew had reached the Pacific Ocean …

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Update from the Northwest Passage

We just received an unconfirmed report that Drina arrived in Tuktoyaktuk on Saturday, and are continuing from here to Alaska.

Marina Lanzarote: Yachts Gather For the Atlantic Odyssey

The latest photographs from Marina Lanzarote show the new marina is looking smart and ready to welcome the yachts for the second Atlantic Odyssey which leaves in November 2014.

Gazel Rebel, …

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NW Passage: News from Drina

Michael Thurston reports:

We arrived Gjoa on Monday morning to find it was a long weekend for Labor Day Holiday so everything was closed. We did however manage to clear in to Canada and …

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Sardinhada in Lisbon for the European Odyssey fleet

The historic center of Lisbon, a short bus or train ride away from the Marina Parque das Naçoes

Saphir was the first boat to arrive at Marina Parque das Naçoes

The Vasco …

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Blue Planet Odyssey mission in NW Passage continues successfully

An update on progress and some thoughts from Michael Thurston on Drina.

Michael Thurston and Jimmy Cornell aboard Drina

After being beset in ice at Port Leopold due to a wind contrary to the …

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Update on Northwest Passage

We just had news that on Friday the first sail boats managed to go through Bellot Strait westbound. The boats were Arctic Tern, Novara and Gjoa. Having overcome that major obstacle, they are now …

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Northwest Passage Report

Michael Thurston on Drina reports from Port Leopold:

The ice situation is almost unchanged.

No yacht has gone through Bellot Strait as yet. We on Drina are still at Port Leopold, have not made our …

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