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VIDEO: Blue Planet Odyssey in Hiva Oa, Marquesas

Glimpses of the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas during the passage of the Blue Planet Odyssey rally in April 2015.

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July 2015 Atlantic Newsletter now online


Tahiti Trash: Recycling Waste

The Blue Planet Odyssey sailors visited the Fenua Ma recycling plant in Tahiti, part of environmental organisation Fenua Ma, the Société Environnement Polynésien, which aims to maximise recycling throughout French Polynesia as well …

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Press release - Barbados 50: A Sailing Odyssey

A transatlantic event to mark the 50th anniversary of Barbados Independence.

After a symbolic start in London in late July 2016 the rally will call at various ports …

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Canary Islands Secrets: Fuerteventura

We continue our tour through the Canary Islands to remind sailors that these islands are a fascinating cruising destination in their own right, and much much more than just a quick staging post to your …

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BPO Round-up: A Taste of The Marquesas

The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey boats arrived in the Marquesas at the start of April and spent 3 weeks cruising the Marquesas. Enjoy a selection of their musings and impressions as the Polynesian …

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Doudou: Reflections on the Atlantic Odyssey

Luc & Yveline Formagne, aboard Doudou, reflect on their Atlantic Odyssey in their personal blog.

We will never forget our crossing and we are extremely happy to have been able to take part …

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Sailor's Days in the Marquesas

An exciting program of activities has been organised for the BPO and PO sailors on the stunning Marquesan island of Ua-Pou on the 10th and 11th of April.

A warm Marquesan welcome

The …

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'On passage with Jimmy Cornell' - Charles Doane

Charles Doane, editor at SAIL Magazine, joined Aventura from Ft Lauderdale to Panama and on through the canal. He reports (on WaveTrain: A Blog About Cruising Sailboats and Other Aquatic Miracles):

1) On …

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The challenges facing the Galapagos: perspectives from our sailors

The Galapagos Islands are a wonderful place to visit, but inevitably increasing numbers of tourists, and a growing resident population, are placing the delicate ecosystem under new pressures. As part of our series …

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Invitation to Our Spring Webinars: Preparing for An Atlantic Crossing

Voyage preparation is such an important part of preparing for your Atlantic crossing that we would like to invite you to a series of free online webinars during the spring of 2015. We will focus …

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What our sailors found out about the Galapagos: in their own words

We continue our reports from the Galapagos Islands with some more highlights from our sailors’ blogs. Dena Singh, Libby

Land iguana – Photo: LIBBY

The Galapagos are a phenomenal place where the Humboldt and …

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Galapagos round up: Memories are made of this

On Tuesday 10 March the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet sailed west, leaving the Galapagos Islands behind after a memorable two week stay, first stopping at Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal and then Pursuit Puerto Ayora …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Catch Up: Aventura & Joyful are en route!

Two months after the rest of the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet left Key West bound for Panama, Jimmy Cornell’s Aventura and Jeff and Anne Posner onboard Joyful have left Florida en route to catch up …

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Successful finale to BPO Galapagos Stopover

Libby and Chapter Two leaving the Galapagos

The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey yachts brought their stopover in the Galapagos to a close on Tuesday …

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VIDEO: First Pacific Ocean drifter buoy deployments for Blue Planet Odyssey

The first Blue Planet Odyssey drifter buoys have now been deployed in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC. Yachts Lovesail and Maggie deployed the drifter buoys en route to the Galapagos …

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Press release - The Islands Odyssey: Across the Pond in Easy Stages

Jimmy Cornell has launched this new rally for sailors who prefer to cross the Atlantic at a relaxed pace.

Starting in Lanzarote on 1 October 2015, the …

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A Family Affair: Atlantic Odyssey featured in Sailing Today

‘All-age sailing for an epic ocean crossing’: Sailing Today profiles the Atlantic Odyssey and the families who sailed across the Atlantic in November 2014. Goes on sale in the UK on February 27.

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BPO boats impress Galapagos inspectors

Kathy and Roger, who are running the BPO event office in the Galapagos, have reported that all of the following boats have been approved entry into the Galapagos: Chapter Two, Windwalker, Ransom, Tom Tom, Lovesail, …

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Atlantic Odyssey II 2015: Final Roundup

With Finally My Darling having arrived safely in Martinique on 18th February, this was the last yacht to receive their warm welcome by the Le Marin marina staff.

The crews ended their crossing with a …

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Pacific Inspires Poetry

As our sailors are en route to the Galapagos, it appears the Pacific is casting a spell, as evidenced by this poetic inspiration that has landed in our Inbox…

The Pacific Beckons

by Bob Shanks, …

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A Perfect Landing: Through the Panama Canal to the Pacific

Even though the great international operation of the Panama Canal is not immune to Carnival fever, our Blue Planet Odyssey boats still managed to make a successful transit.

As you read this they will already …

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Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling crossing, Day 16 – 22

Rally Control update: since Finally My Darling sent this blog, they safely arrived in Martinique on 18th February. Soon after their arrival they caught up with the Atlantic Odyssey crews from Roxy, Calypso, Neptune …

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VIDEO: DOUDOU school visit

While in Martinique the Atlantic Odyssey fleet invited the pre-school children from the Ecole Maternelle du Bourg onboard to see their boats and share the stories of their passages and life aboard.

Here is a …

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