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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 11 December

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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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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 10 December

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Christmas trees bring a festive spirit to the centre of Barbados and the small boat harbour, each tree representing a Commonwealth country. Most trees were decorated by the pupils of various local schools.

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 9 December

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A surprise arrival in the area of Bridgetown harbour normally reserved for visiting yachts and local charter boat was the modern five-masted schooner Wind Song. Its massive hull dwarfed the Atlantic Odyssey boats arriving …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 8 December

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Five Atlantic Odyssey boats, Finally, Akouavi, A Capella, Spinnwill and Yuana, made a safe landfall in Barbados late on Thursday evening or early on Friday.

Some anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and all …

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Atlantic Odyssey - Barbados arrivals 7 December

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Three Atlantic Odysey boats, Mr Grey, Infinity and Callisto, arrived late last night in Barbados, anchored for the night in Carlisle Bay, and completed clearance formalities this morning.

Arrival Mr Grey

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The first two yachts arrive in Barbados at the end of a successful Atlantic crossing

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The first two yachts from a combined fleet of 36 sailing boats arrived in Barbados late on Tuesday evening.

Sea Dragon had left Tenerife on 18 November and in spite of several days of …

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Jimmy Cornell is awarded top prize by the Trans-Ocean Club

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At a ceremony held in the German port of Cuxhaven on Saturday evening, Martin Birkhoff, the President of Trans-Ocean Club, one of the largest cruising clubs in the world, presented Jimmy Cornell with …

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Atlantic Odyssey start

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A fleet of 11 yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife today at 11 a.m. local time bound for Barbados. The only boat unable to start was the German …

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The Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts depart Santa Cruz

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Around midday of Saturday 11th November the Atlantic Odyssey CV yachts headed out of Santa Cruz marina, bound for the Cape Verde.

INFINITY is on her way

All the boats left on time, after …

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Northwest Passage: The good times seem to be over

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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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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Gather in Tenerife

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Sailors taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey have arrived in Marina Santa Cruz next to the capital of the island of Tenerife, before their departure across the Atlantic to Barbados.

Atlantic Odyssey sailors gather …

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Last jobs done, last farewells: Islands Odyssey sailors cast off

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The last few days of the Islands Odyssey stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife were a mixture of last minute repairs and stress over spare parts arriving at the last minute, but also moments of …

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Weekend Work for the Islands Odyssey Sailors

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The two day seminars at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club concluded on Friday with a talk by Martin Kramp from Tamouré on his work with UNESCO and the JCOMMOPs global monitoring programme that deploys Read more


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Islands Odyssey Sailors Get A Warm Welcome

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With temperatures in Santa Cruz de Tenerife reaching unseasonable levels for October, the sailors from the Islands Odyssey created some warmth of their own by gathering for a ‘potluck’ or bring and share dinner at …

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Report from the Annapolis boat show

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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

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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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Meet Jimmy Cornell this week-end at the Annapolis Boat Show

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From Thursday 5 October to Monday 9 October, Jimmy Cornell will be at various exhibitors’ booths signing his new book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“, and answering questions on voyage planning.

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Read our Autumn Newsletter online

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What’s in the Autumn Newsletter:

• Foreword from Jimmy Cornell • Meet Jimmy this weekend at the Annapolis Boat Show …

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Jimmy Cornell’s latest book is now available

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200,000 Miles A life of adventure

Jimmy Cornell’s latest book is based on his extensive knowledge of offshore cruising gained from an experience that stretches over four decades. Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles …

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

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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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Newsletter: Spring News

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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Spring 2017 – Cornell Sailing Spring News Foreword from Jimmy Cornell – Join the Odyssey – Cape …

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Last day at the International Multihull Boat Show

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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

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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’s Logs , News

Aventura on her way north

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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

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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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