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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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Press release - The Islands Odyssey: Across the Pond in Easy Stages

Jimmy Cornell has launched this new rally for sailors who prefer to cross the Atlantic at a relaxed pace.

Starting in Lanzarote on 1 October 2015, the …

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A Family Affair: Atlantic Odyssey featured in Sailing Today

‘All-age sailing for an epic ocean crossing’: Sailing Today profiles the Atlantic Odyssey and the families who sailed across the Atlantic in November 2014. Goes on sale in the UK on February 27.

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BPO boats impress Galapagos inspectors

Kathy and Roger, who are running the BPO event office in the Galapagos, have reported that all of the following boats have been approved entry into the Galapagos: Chapter Two, Windwalker, Ransom, Tom Tom, Lovesail, …

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Atlantic Odyssey II 2015: Final Roundup

With Finally My Darling having arrived safely in Martinique on 18th February, this was the last yacht to receive their warm welcome by the Le Marin marina staff.

The crews ended their crossing with a …

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Busy days at the Miami boat show

On completion of her 10,000 miles North Atlantic voyage, Aventura was exhibited at the Miami boat show.

Aventura

Having won the two most prestigious sailing awards in the United States – Cruising World Boat …

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Carnival Weekend Canal Transit for the BPO

The first Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey yachts will start making their transit of the Panama Canal today, Saturday 14th February.

Despite the Carnival weekend meaning that …

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Meet Jimmy Cornell and Aventura in Miami this weekend

Jimmy Cornell will be making a series of talks at the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show this weekend, and you will also have a chance to come take a look at Aventura, Jimmy’s new boat, …

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School children from Marin visit the Atlantic Odyssey boats

Pontoon 5 in the Marina du Marin has been quite lively this week as the welcoming party grows each day for the Atlantic Odyssey boats arriving from La Palma. But today was the liveliest so …

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First Atlantic Odyssey arrivals, first Martinique party

The tourist office of Marin invited the Atlantic Odyssey sailors to the first of several cocktail parties that they will be hosting during the stay of the fleet in Martinique.

The cocktail was …

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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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European Yacht of the Year

The highlight of the first weekend at the world’s largest boat show, overcrowded with both special events and more people than in recent years, was the awards ceremony for the European Yacht of the Year. …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet set sail from Martinique

The Blue Planet Odyssey fleet set sail this morning with promises to return to lovely Martinique — but first they plan to sail around the world.

s/v Maggie

The Odyssey fleets have had the …

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Martinique Farewell Party

Spirits were high as the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleets assembled Saturday evening for the Skippers Briefing.

Yvonne Tritz, Deputy Mayor of Marin and President of the Tourist Board attended the briefing and …

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Key West Departure For No Regrets

No Regrets, a US-flagged Atlantic 42 catamaran, finally left Stock Island Marina in Key West on 18th January, just over one week after the ‘official’ start of the Blue Planet Odyssey.

Bill Dickson sounds …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet meet in Martinique

The boats Blue Wind and Lovesail arrived yesterday in Le Marin, so now the Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey fleet are now all assembled in Martinique and preparing to begin the grand adventure …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Yachts Leave Key West

In a fresh northeasterly wind the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts left Stock Island Village Marina at 12 noon on Saturday 10th January.

Boats leaving Key West

Leading the fleet out of the marina was …

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