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Atlantic Odyssey - First week: News from the fleet

Follow the progress of the boats on the Atlantic Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Weather update

There is a very wide area of low pressure with light winds, often …

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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 25 March 2017

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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Barbados 50 transatlantic rally - Emergency on the high seas

20 November – Rally Control have received this message from Pete Cropper on the yacht Modjadji, also sailing in Barbados 50:

Oysterbar have lost their steering cable so crew are hand steering with their …

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Second boat arrives in Barbados

Nelia arrives while crew of Sir Henri 4 looking on expectantly

The Swiss trimaran Nelia had been chasing the French catamaran Sir Henri 4 all the way from the Cape Verdes and crossed the …

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First Barbados landfall

The French catamaran Sir Henri 4 made landfall in Barbados to an enthusiastic reception at 8 PM local time on Sunday 20 November. Waiting on the dock to welcome the tired crew at the end …

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Barbados 50 - Day 6 to 12: News from the fleet

You can see the position of the boats on the Barbados 50 tracking map. Day 6 – Monday 14 November Stormbreaker

Atlantic Challenge -Damage update from 14.37N 38.46W

We have had a …

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Atlantic Odyssey fleet leaves Tenerife bound for Barbados

The 22 boats in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 1100 local time on Saturday 19 November.

They are currently on their way to Barbados, in addition …

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Barbados 50 - Day 1 to 5: News from the fleet

You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 1 – Wednesday 9 November Laridae Passage to Cape Verde: Day 1

After 18 …

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Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau

Luc Callebaut, who is sailing with the fleet, reports.

Santiago

Sailing from Fogo, it took the fleet a lot of tacking to clear the north of Fogo as the island did not want to …

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Barbados 50 Cruising to Fogo

Luc Callebaut continues to the story of the Barbados 50 fleet cruise around the Cape Verdes…

Never before seen in Fogo, Harbor of Vale de Cavaleiros: 16 yachts docked together!

Thanks to the …

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Barbados 50: Cruising the Cape Verdes

Luc Callebaut from Cornell Sailing Events, who is sailing with the fleet, reports on the cruise so far.

(Due to the smaller size of some of the harbours and anchorages, the fleet was divided …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Helping Kids in Cape Verdes

The sailors from the Barbados 50 rally had been asked to help bring much needed supplies for the SOS Children’s Village in Mindelo. SOS Children’s Villages are a non-governmental organisation that works …

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Weather Windows : the BPO tackles South Africa

Following a fast passage from La Réunion, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts spent some time in Durban, their first taste of South Africa including the obligatory trip to a game park.

Welcome beer in …

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Barbados 50: News from the fleet

You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Sunday 16 October Lady Rebel (Fleet 2) Crossing the Tropic of Cancer!!

End of a long …

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Perpetuum mobile in El Hierro

What was once regarded as technically impossible and the stuff of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. The westernmost of the Canary Islands considered the end of the known world until the voyage of Christopher …

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Pacific Odyssey 2017: Panama to Marquesas

Following a great deal of interest in the Pacific Odyssey for 2017, we are calling for interested boats to contact us if they would like to take part. As we did for 2016, if …

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Beautiful island, beautiful people

Palmeros (natives of La Palma) pride themselves on living on the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, and refer to their home as La Isla Bonita.

Born on 5 October: Hans-Werner of Xada, …

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La Gomera: Magnificent and Calm

The stopover in La Gomera was an opportunity for participants to discover the spectacular scenery and tranquil atmosphere of this island, one of the smallest in the Canarian archipelago, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve …

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More happy days in Tenerife

Barbados 50 fleet in Santa Cruz Marina

The long stopover in Tenerife allowed participants in Barbados 50 to enjoy a rich program of events and activities laid on by the local …

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Photos: Barbados 50 Lanzarote Start and Farewell Party

A big thank you to Calero Marinas for these amazing photos!

To flip through this slide show, click on the left-right arrows on the image below (they will show when you hover …

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Happy days in Tenerife

Barbados 50 boats in Marina Santa Cruz, at the centre of the Tenerife capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The short 55 miles leg between Gran Canaria and Tenerife posed no problems to the …

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Busy time in Gran Canaria

A fast overnight passage from Lanzarote saw all Barbados 50 boats arrive almost all at the same time in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Marina.

Las Palmas Marina had to call for additional docking …

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Sailors Praise For Successful Lanzarote Seminars

I found the seminars extremely interesting and very informative, helpful and inspiring. Jade Barnes, White Ibis

Sailors attending the week of long distance cruising seminars in Lanzarote were full of praise for the speakers …

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Farewell Lanzarote!

The long stopover in Lanzarote came to an enjoyable finale with all participants were invited to a farewell laid on by the sponsors Calero Marinas. As a memento of their stay, each crew was presented …

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Cruising Fuerteventura …the easy way

Initially launched in 1987, the Canary Islands Rally, now renamed as the Canaries Odyssey, was – and continues to be – an attempt by Cornell Sailing Events to give sailors stopping in the Canary Islands …

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