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Odyssey sailors welcome kids from the SOS Children's Villages in Mindelo

The Odyssey sailors welcomed kids from the SOS Children’s Villages aboard their boat on 18 November, then hosted a potluck meal for them at Marina Mindelo. The SOS Children’s Villages foundation supports abandoned …

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Atlantic Odyssey start

A fleet of 11 yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife today at 11 a.m. local time bound for Barbados. The only boat unable to start was the German …

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The Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts depart Santa Cruz

Around midday of Saturday 11th November the Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts headed out of Santa Cruz marina, bound for the Cape Verde.

INFINITY is on her way

All the boats left on time, after …

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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Gather in Tenerife

Sailors taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey have arrived in Marina Santa Cruz next to the capital of the island of Tenerife, before their departure across the Atlantic to Barbados.

Atlantic Odyssey sailors gather …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 4 to 6

Day 4 – Sunday 29 October Lady Jane

Maria on living the dream

When I told family and friends that we were going to live on our boat and sail across the Atlantic, …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 1 to 3

Day 1 – Thursday 26 October Lady Jane

I’ve worn out the crew

After just over four hours of sailing, the crew are clapped out down below. To be fair they are off …

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Last jobs done, last farewells: Islands Odyssey sailors cast off

The last few days of the Islands Odyssey stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife were a mixture of last minute repairs and stress over spare parts arriving at the last minute, but also moments of …

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Weekend Work for the Islands Odyssey Sailors

The two day seminars at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club concluded on Friday with a talk by Martin Kramp from Tamouré on his work with UNESCO and the JCOMMOPs global monitoring programme that deploys Read more


Islands Odyssey Sailors Get A Warm Welcome

With temperatures in Santa Cruz de Tenerife reaching unseasonable levels for October, the sailors from the Islands Odyssey created some warmth of their own by gathering for a ‘potluck’ or bring and share dinner at …

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Meet Jimmy Cornell this week-end at the Annapolis Boat Show

From Thursday 5 October to Monday 9 October, Jimmy Cornell will be at various exhibitors’ booths signing his new book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“, and answering questions on voyage planning.

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Read our Autumn Newsletter online

What’s in the Autumn Newsletter:

• Foreword from Jimmy Cornell • Meet Jimmy this weekend at the Annapolis Boat Show …

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Jimmy Cornell’s latest book is now available

200,000 Miles A life of adventure

Jimmy Cornell’s latest book is based on his extensive knowledge of offshore cruising gained from an experience that stretches over four decades. Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles …

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'Best Friends Forever', say Odyssey sailors

Time and again we hear from sailors who took part in one of our Odyssey rallies, months later, writing to tell us what a great experience they had, and about the lasting friendships they have …

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VIDEO: Itchy Foot Family Atlantic Crossing

Follow the ITCHY FOOT crew as they sail over the ocean with the Atlantic Odyssey 2016 from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to Barbados in the Caribbean, with a stopover in the Cape Verdes.

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Newsletter: Spring News

Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Spring 2017 – Cornell Sailing Spring News Foreword from Jimmy Cornell – Join the Odyssey – Cape …

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Warm wise words from an Odyssey sailor

Henri Schongut, who took part in the Islands Odyssey 2015 and the Atlantic Odyssey II 2016 aboard Serendip, reflects on his 6,000-nautical mile Atlantic tour. An action-packed year rich in events, disappointments but also in …

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Four Old Farts: An Atlantic Crossing Poem

Jeff Cook on Bright Eyes was inspired by his Atlantic crossing to write this poem. The crew of the yacht Bright Eyes was the oldest crew in this year’s Odysseys, their average age being 70 …

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New arrivals for the Caribbean Odyssey

The yachts from the Caribbean Odyssey fleet, spread across hundreds of miles of ocean, continue to make landfall daily in Barbados.

Six yachts have now completed their Atlantic crossing, and not one of them appears …

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First Caribbean Odyssey arrival in Barbados

The Swiss catamaran Edelweiss (Nautitech 482) crossed the finish line at 1045 local time, and is now docked at the clearance pontoon. Everyone enjoyed a fast and easy crossing (17 days), with steady trade winds …

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First Blue Planet Odyssey boat arrives in Barbados

No Regrets in the Careenage at Bridgetown

The first Blue Planet Odyssey boat arrives in Barbados at the end of a unexpectedly fast 11-day passage from Cabedelo in NE Brazil.

Tahawus is expected tomorrow …

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Caribbean Odyssey: News from the fleet

Follow the progress of the boats on the Caribbean Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Day 13 – Sunday 22 January Two Drifters

Two Drifters’ Got Talent

In the …

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200,000 Miles - A Life of Adventure

Jimmy Cornell’s new book is to be published in September 2017

The book will be available from Amazon and Paradise Cay (USA) from 1 September. You can buy the book at one of …

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Blue Planet Odyssey boats have left Brazil bound for Barbados

All three Blue Planet Odyssey boats have left Marina Jacare in north-eastern Brazil and are now on their way to Barbados.

No Regrets and Tahawus were the first to leave on 10 January. Maggie …

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Barbados prepares for epic Mount Gay Round Barbados Series

“With just 10 days to go before the start of the 2017 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series (16-24 January), the festival atmosphere in Barbados is starting to rumble” writes Sue Pelling.

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Welcome to the last boat in the Atlantic Odyssey 2016

The German yacht Auriga, the smallest in the Atlantic Odyssey fleet, arrived this morning in Barbados.

Susan and Howard Chambers of Sundowner (Barbados 50 Odyssey) went out to meet them with Chris on More Bad …

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