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Sailors Gather In Lanzarote For Third Atlantic Odyssey

The Atlantic Odyssey has officially begun, as sailors gather in Marina Lanzarote before the departure across the Atlantic on Wednesday 18th November. Now in its third year, the Atlantic Odyssey has over forty …

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Islands Odyssey: Discovering Gran Canaria & Tenerife

The Islands Odyssey sailors have continued their cruise of discovery through the Canary Islands with visits to the two main islands, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

El Nublo National …

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Islands Odyssey: Discovering Fuerteventura

Thanks to the Fuerteventura tourism office, the Islands Odyssey sailors were able to enjoy an island tour on the second stopover of their cruise through the Canary Islands.

Islands Odyssey sailors in the …

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BPO Sailors In Their Own Words: Your Biggest Surprise

The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet are now cruising through the Indonesian archipelago on the latest stage of their round the world trip.

After months spent in the Pacific Ocean, a few weeks in …

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Islands Odyssey Leaves Lanzarote

The inaugural Islands Odyssey set sail from Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 24 October on a 30 mile hop across to Corralejo on the northern end of Fuerteventura.

On the night before departure, the skippers enjoyed …

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Islands Odyssey Gets Underway

Most of the yachts taking part in the inaugural Islands Odyssey have arrived in Marina Lanzarote and are enjoying a few days getting to know each other before the start on 24 October.

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Canary Islands Secrets: Gran Canaria

Photo: Canary Islands Tourism website

Next on the route of the Canaries Odyssey after Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria is an island of contrasts, from the busy modern city of Las Palmas de Gran …

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A Great Big Atlantic Odyssey Thank You

Dear Cornell Sailing Team,

It’s almost a year since we first met on the stopovers in Europe as part in the European Odyssey and then in Lanzarote as part of the Atlantic Odyssey.

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Welcome Improvement to Barbados Yachting Facilities

Barbados has announced a welcome expansion in its facilities for cruising yachts, which is positive news for the Odyssey rallies which will be making this Caribbean island their first stopover after crossing the Atlantic.

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BPO Reunited in Vanuatu: Southwest Bay, Malekula

The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet of yachts, having spread out to cruise at their own pace through the islands of the South Pacific, finally came together again in a small bay on the island of …

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Atlantic Odyssey II: La Palma start changed

Due to technical and logistical considerations, we have been forced to change the start of the Atlantic Odyssey II from Santa Cruz de la Palma, to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The date of …

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July 2015 Atlantic Newsletter now online


Lanzarote: Gateway to the Atlantic

Marina Lanzarote

Due to its ideal geographical location in the NE extremity of the Canaries archipelago, the land of Lanzarote is rapidly becoming the favourite landfall for yachts arriving in the Canary Islands from …

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BPO: Deeper Into The Pacific

The next leg of the Blue Planet Odyssey is now underway as the boats leave Bora Bora after a prolonged cruise through French Polynesia and head off the beaten track to the Northern Cook Islands.

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Blue Planet Odyssey in Tahiti: Trash and Tourism

Not to be outdone by the Marquesas stopover, an exciting program of events was organised for the Blue Planet Odyssey sailors in Tahiti.

As part of the Blue Planet Odyssey’s ongoing environmental program, sailors …

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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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Tahiti stopover

Welcome to the South Seas

The arrival in Tahiti has been a significant event in all our previous round the world rallies, and the Blue Planet Odyssey has been no exception. The participants had …

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Sailors and Solomon Islanders: Working together to take on Climate Change

Text and photos by Britt Basel, M.Sc., the Climate Change Program Director for OceansWatch.

Oceanswatch is a not-for-profit organisation which runs expeditions on sailing yachts to remote Pacific communities, helping them in practical …

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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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The Blue Planet Odyssey: Sailing around the world for a good cause

When my father Jimmy Cornell told me about his idea for a Blue Planet Odyssey I was hooked straightaway. It was 2012 and we were on a plane heading to the States for the Annapolis …

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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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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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Read our latest Atlantic Newsletter online


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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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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