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Confessions of a monohull sailor

In my previous report I dealt with some of the most significant questions that I had been asked about my Elcano project and the latest Aventura. However, one question that I was asked on several …

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What next? Update on Aventura Zero plans

An angry looking sky at sunset predicts bad weather for the coming night as we were passing the Balearics

 In the three months since I returned with Aventura Zero to the Outremer boatyard at …

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Life Afloat Part 3: Q& A with Jimmy Cornell

Here is the final instalment of the answers to the questions from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, Spain.

Aretxabaleta

How do you get food supplies when you …

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Life Afloat Part 2: Q&A with Jimmy

Last week I posted a number of questions sent from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa. Here are the answers to some more questions.

What do you do …

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Life Afloat: Q&A with Jimmy

Recently I received a list of questions from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa. I found them so interesting that I decided to post them on our website.

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The Elcano Challenge is back on course

I never lose: either I win, or I learn.

 Nelson Mandela’s words have been haunting me ever since I took the decision to turn around at Tenerife and put my project on hold. One of …

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New Year Greetings from Jimmy Cornell

The arrival of a new year is a usually good opportunity to turn your back on the old one and look ahead with renewed hope for a better future. Alas, these are not usual times. …

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Sailors of Hope: Aventura Zero Journal 9

“Marinheiros da Esperança”

ISBN 978-989-8159-97-7

London, 20 December 2020

Aventura Zero is having a rest on the Outremer pontoon La Grande Motte, while I have returned to London to get my Covid vaccination and …

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“A good adventure” : Aventura Zero Journal 8

Journal 8

La Grande Motte

12 December 2020

Our first Mediterranean dawn

The Straits of Gibraltar marked the halfway point of our winter passage from the Canaries to Southern France. The winds continued to …

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Back to the Med: Aventura Zero Journal 7

Strait of Gibraltar

5 December 2020

The decision to turn around was quickly implemented and within hours we were on our way north with a favourable SW wind whisking us along. As I turned …

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Electric Shock

My decision to abandon the Elcano Challenge has taken by surprise many of those who have been following my voyage, and I want to apologise to all of you for the disappointment this may …

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Aventura Zero - Change of Plan

On the passage from Sevilla to Tenerife we had a technical problem which we were hoping to solve on arrival. Unfortunately it turned out to be much more serious than we had expected and rather …

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Landfall in Tenerife

Aventura Zero

Journal 5

28 November 2020

Landfall! As we sighted the massive bulk of Tenerife from 37 miles distance we realised that our slow eight-day passage from Seville was getting close to its …

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Now we truly begin the challenge: Aventura Zero Blog 4

Aventura Zero

Journal 4

19 November 2020

Sailing down the Guadalquivir

We are off! Two weeks after our arrival in Seville our planned voyage along the route of the first circumnavigation has started and …

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Seville Sejour: Blog 3 from Aventura Zero

In the few days since our arrival in Seville I have been able to look back on Aventura Zero’s maiden voyage and the overall conclusion is that it has been a very useful and …

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A successful end to our maiden voyage

Aventura Zero journal

2 – 5 November

 

The timing of our departure from Ceuta had to be very precise so as to catch the favourable west-setting current through the Straits of …

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A dawn start and we are off

Aventura Zero journal

24 October – 2 November

After two months of preparations, on Saturday 24 October Aventura Zero left La Grande Motte, seat of the Outremer boatyard, bound for Seville and …

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Brookes & Gatehouse: A long and fruitful partnership

My collaboration with Brookes & Gatehouse has a long history and goes back 34 years to the start of the first ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1986.

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Track Aventura Zero around the world

Aventura Zero left La Grand Motte this morning bound for Seville.

Jimmy Cornell is finally on his way – looking pretty happy!

You can follow Aventura Zero’s progress live on the Aventura Zero …

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The new cat on the block: I get to meet Aventura Zero

Last week I travelled down to France with my mother Gwenda and brother Ivan to say goodbye to my father Jimmy before he set off on his voyage around the world. I was intrigued to …

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Aventura Zero's First Sail

We couldn’t have picked a more miserable day to go out for our first sail on Aventura Zero. As we left the marina, low grey skies hung over the bay of La Grande Motte …

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Aventura Zero progress report

My new Aventura has been moved into a marina and while work continues on board she is now starting to look like a finished boat.

The long wait came to an end this afternoon …

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Book Review: Sea, Sun and Taraipo by John Jameson

Sea, Sun and Taraipo by John Jameson

Publihed by Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN 978-1-83975-124-0

This is the moving tale of John Jameson’s nine-year-long world voyage in a Polynesian-type catamaran; an odyssey true to the original …

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Happy days are here again!

Despite the disturbances caused by the Covid crisis, the Outremer boatyard managed to maintain its production schedule and launched the latest Aventura with only a slight delay.

Towed by a large truck, Aventura Zero …

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Progress report on the EL.CA.NO. project

Work on Aventura EL.CA.NO. is progressing well, as can be seen from these photographs taken on Friday 5 June.

The Outremer boatyard is now working at full capacity and it has been …

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