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The Caribbean Odyssey is preparing to leave Tenerife

Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey in front of the map of Tenerife at the Royal Yacht Club of Tenerife.

A welcome party for participants in the Caribbean Odyssey was held at the luxurious …

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Winter News from Jimmy Cornell

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Every Odyssey Comes to an End

In 2013, almost exactly 15 years after I had stopped my involvement with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), I decided to launch the Atlantic Odyssey, the aim of which was to bring back the …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 12 December

The last three Atlantic Odyssey boats made a safe landfall in Barbados today, with perfect timing for tonight’s welcome and prize giving party at the Barbados Yacht Club.

The first to arrive was Wellis.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

Every morning just after dawn an unusual ritual takes place on the beach in Carlisle Bay. As I watch from my hotel room balcony, what I presume to be stable-hands from the nearby race …

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Northwest Passage: The good times seem to be over

We have just been informed that from now on transits of the Northwest Passage will be much more difficult.

Sailing past Cuming glacier

Because of the irresponsible behaviour of a sailor who transited the …

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Report from the Annapolis boat show

The largest US boat show has come to a successful end, and even the threat of hurricane Nate only materialised on the very last day of the show with a few hours of heavy …

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Jimmy Cornell answers sailors' Caribbean hurricane concerns

We have been contacted by several sailors expressing their safety concerns following the recent hurricanes that have affected some of the Caribbean islands.

• Is damage to yachting facilities so bad that you shouldn’t …

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Launch of Jimmy Cornell’s latest book at the Marstrand boat show

The Swedish island of Marstrand, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 inhabitants, was invaded this weekend by an estimated 20,000 visitors attracted to a new in-water show aimed at sailors from Sweden …

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Where do all the boats go?

This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s latest book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“.

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My interest in the global movement of cruising boats goes …

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Last day at the International Multihull Boat Show

By all accounts, and especially from the reaction of the exhibitors, this has been a very successful show.

The crew of Luna Bay, a new Outremer 45 catamaran, planning to cross the …

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International Multihull Boat Show opens in France at La Grande Motte

The International Multihull Boat Show was opened at the seaside resort of La Grande Motte in the South of France on Wednesday 19th April.

Lagoon catamarans on show

In the eight years …

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Aventura on her way north

After spending the best part of the winter in a small marina close to Bergen on the west coast of Norway, Aventura is now heading for the Arctic.

Her sale was completed last …

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A happy end to the Caribbean Odyssey

Participants in the Caribbean Odyssey enjoyed not one but two parties on their arrival in Barbados: first an early arrivals party at the Barbados Yacht Club followed by a farewell beach party at the Pirates’ …

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Final arrivals in the Caribbean Odyssey

Consistent trade winds have ensured fast passages for all boats taking part in this year’s Caribbean Odyssey.

Four boats: J-Squared, Two Drifters, Bright Eyes and Damisa made landfall in Barbados on 31 January and 1 …

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Blue Planet Odyssey comes to a successful end in Barbados

The crews of No Regrets, Maggie and Tawahus celebrated the successful completion of their round the world voyage at a party held at the Barbados Yacht Club in the presence of local dignitaries and participants …

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Caribbean Odyssey arrivals in Barbados are accelerating

A later crossing of the Atlantic than at the usual time has ensured better sailing conditions and, although the NE trade winds have blown mostly between 10 and 15 knots, all participants reported a comfortable …

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Busy days at Boot Düsseldorf

The largest boat show in the world has once again lived up to its reputation by bringing visitors from all corners of the planet to admire a virtual …

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Cornell Sailing Events stand opens at Düsseldorf boat show

The biggest boat show in the world opened its doors on Saturday morning and the first of the estimated total of 250,000 visitors streamed into the vast exhibition’s 17 halls.

Once again Cornell Sailing Events …

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An overview of transatlantic strategy in 9 Odysseys 2013-2016

In the four years since I launched this new series of transatlantic rallies, some had started from Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma in the Canaries, or from Sao Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands. Some …

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Caribbean Odyssey start from Tenerife

Fourteen boats in the Caribbean Odyssey left Santa Cruz de Tenerife this morning bound for Barbados. In order to take best advantage of the weather conditions, each boat could leave in their own time.

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News from the Caribbean Odyssey

Real Club Nautico de Tenerife

With only three days left until the start of the transatlantic passage to Barbados, participants in the Caribbean Odyssey gathered at the yacht club for a day of …

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Three Kings Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The winter festivities in Tenerife culminated with a spectacular parade on Thursday evening on the eve of Three Kings holiday. All street in the centre of the capital were lit up for this most celebrated …

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Caribbean Odyssey preparations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Marina Santa Cruz

Preparations for the start on 10 January are gathering pace as most boats have now arrived in the capital of Tenerife. The latest to arrive on Wednesday morning at the end …

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Atlantic Odyssey: Latest arrivals in Barbados

Four more boats in the Atlantic Odyssey: Anyway, Freja, Gorm den Gamle and Itchy Foot, have arrived safely in Barbados at the end of a very long voyage that started in Santa Cruz de Tenerife …

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