All posts by: Doina Cornell

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Canary Islands Secrets: Lanzarote

As we launch the new Canaries Odyssey for 2015, which will visit all seven of the main islands in the archipelago, it is worth remembering what fascinating places they are to visit away from …

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An Extra-Ordinary Act? Deployment in the Pacific: Drifter Buoys & Argo floats

Thousands of miles from land, in the Pacific Ocean, a simple act has taken place. It might not rock the world, but it deserves to be recognised for being quite extra-ordinary.

Our sailors have deployed …

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First Boats Arrive in the Marquesas

Blue Wind was the first of the fleet to arrive in Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas on Sunday March 29.

Luc Callebaut, who is running the BPO event office in …

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Elusive Trade Winds: BPO Galapagos-Marquesas

As the boats finish their second week at sea on their passage of nearly 3000 nautical miles, here is a selection from their blogs of their experiences so far after leaving the Galapagos on March …

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Into the Doldrums: BPO Passage Notes to the Galapagos

As our Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey participants spend the next few days with the barely onerous task of deciding which of the island and wildlife tours …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Update: All Ways Lead to San Blas

Most of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have now arrived in the San Blas from their respective starts in Key West and Martinique. A cruising leg will take place, giving them time to explore the …

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First Atlantic Odyssey II boats arrive to a warm Martinique welcome

Belgian yacht Roxy arrived on Saturday 24th January in Le Marin, Martinique at 14:10 local time, 16 days after the start of the Atlantic Odyssey II in La Palma. They are the first yacht of …

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Taking on Drifter Buoys For the Pacific Ocean

Before the Blue Planet Odyssey start on 10 January, ten drifter buoys were loaded onto yachts in Key West, Florida, as part of the Odyssey science program, ready for deployment in the Pacific Ocean.

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Blue Planet Odyssey Update: So where are they?

As the southern part of the Blue Planet Odyssey gets well and truly underway, we will be bringing you regular updates from the boats – extracts from their blogs, photos, and any other news we …

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Last Atlantic Odyssey Boat Arrives Safely

Cocojet III has arrived safely in Le Marin in Martinique after a dramatic crossing that saw skipper Nicholas Hauzy having to be taken off the boat in the middle of the ocean after severely …

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Northwest Passage Bird Sightings - Final Tally

Birds on iceberg

As part of the Sail the Odyssey science program, during our 2014 summer voyage to Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic with the Blue Planet Odyssey, we tried to photograph …

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Colourful start to the Atlantic Odyssey

Spinnakers and Parasails flying, the 34 Atlantic Odyssey yachts crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique some 2700 miles away.

Although Sephina, an Australian Lagoon 400, crossed the line first, she was a …

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Lanzarote: Safety demonstration in the marina

Atlantic Odyssey sailors and Arrecife residents were treated to a dramatic display today of a helicopter visit, simulated rescue from a small boat and a liferaft inflation and demonstration. As well as entertainment, this was …

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Calero Family Put On Party For Sailors

On Thursday evening the Calero family welcomed sailors from cruising yachts in both Marina Lanzarote and Puerto Calero to join them for their annual party in Puerto Calero.

‘Where else in the …

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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Warm Hearts

Antonio Pasquale of Om organised a group of Atlantic Odyssey sailors to go enjoy an Italian Sunday lunch at the El Principe restaurant in Arrecife.

The children helped out in the restaurant kitchen beforehand with …

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Seminars in Arrecife Underway

Following on from the success of the seminar program at last year’s Atlantic Odyssey, again all sailors in Marina Lanzarote, whether part of the event or not, were invited to participate in a range …

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Atlantic Odyssey sailors welcomed to Lanzarote

On Sunday evening the Atlantic Odyssey sailors were invited to a welcome party at the Yacht Club ( Real Club Náutico) in Arrecife. In typical Canary Island fashion, the welcome was both warm and stylish …

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Life at the weekend

As the first week of activities draws to a close, the Atlantic Odyssey sailors start to come together as a community. Life onboard goes on at a quiet pace, flags are raised, new boats arrive, …

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Provisioning for the Atlantic

Preparing for an Atlantic crossing of anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the speed of the boat, requires careful planning of what provisions to buy.

The quality of fresh fruit and vegetables is …

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Safety and Inspiration at Marina Lanzarote

Safety and enjoyment were the order of the day in Marina Lanzarote as the first safety inspections were carried out on Freedom and Serenity …

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Lanzarote: 'The Larrikin' first boat to check in

Gordon and Louise Coates on ‘The Larrikin’, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44, were the first to check in to the Atlantic Odyssey today.


Lanzarote: Atlantic Odyssey office opens tomorrow

The sun sets over the new Marina Lanzarote.

Tomorrow the Atlantic Odyssey office opens and the event will truly begin.


Londoners Turn Out In Force For the Climate

Tens of thousands of Londoners took to the streets today as part of the global People’s Climate March as world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations climate change summit on Tuesday.

 

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Who’s Gonna Stand Up? Global Day of Climate Action on Sunday 21 September

People's Climate event in Kiribati

As world leaders gather for the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday 23 September, around the globe ordinary individuals will be making their voice heard this Sunday for a Global Day of Climate …

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Former President Welcomes Blue Planet Odyssey To Bora Bora

The island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Three-times President of French Polynesia, Gaston Tong Sang, and current mayor of Bora Bora, has written a strong letter of support for the Blue Planet Odyssey, …

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