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Gwenda Cornell interview with Pasifika Truthfully

Pasifika Truthfully:

“Gwenda Cornell is an extraordinary woman. 35 years ago she packed her family and set out on a journey across the Pacific Ocean. She shares her adventures in an engaging memoir called ‘Read more


Cancellation of World Odyssey Race

During the last two weeks we have received the details of the boats for the provisional entry list in the World Odyssey Race. Unfortunately we were forced to recognise that too many of those …

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Safety and Inspiration at Marina Lanzarote

Safety and enjoyment were the order of the day in Marina Lanzarote as the first safety inspections were carried out on Freedom and Serenity …

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Early Birds Party for Atlantic Odyssey Sailors

With over 20 boats already in Marina Lanzarote for the start of the Atlantic Odyssey, an early birds party was held with a fancy dress competition so sailors could get to meet each other. With …

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Reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic

During this summer I completed a 8500-miles voyage in the North Atlantic that took me from London, UK, to Annapolis, USA, via Greenland and Arctic Canada. Throughout this voyage I used exclusively C-map …

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Grand opening for new Marina Lanzarote

Crowds flocked to Marina Lanzarote for the grand opening on Saturday October 18, where local and regional public officials led by Paulino Rivero, President of the Canarian Government lauded Mr. Jose Calero’s most impressive …

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Lewiston school students meet Blue Planet Odyssey participant Holland

Photo: Russ Dillingham/ Sun Journal

Blue Planet Odyssey participant Zeke Holland (S/V No Regrets) talked to Lewiston middle school students (Maine, USA) Friday morning about his upcoming 2½-year journey around the world.

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Aventura at the Annapolis boat show

An estimated 300 people visited Aventura on the opening day of this, the largest and most popular boat show in the United States. As many as one third of the visitors came …

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Meet Jimmy Cornell and his new Aventura at the Annapolis Boat Show

In preparation for his forthcoming circumnavigation with the Blue Planet Odyssey round the world rally, Jimmy Cornell completed this summer a grueling test of his new 45 foot Aventura, …

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Blue Planet Odyssey yacht successfully completes a transit of the Northwest Passage

(photo: Emily Penn aboard Drina)

Michael Thurston, the owner of the Australian yacht Drina, sent us a message from Nome, Alaska, to inform us that he and his crew had reached the Pacific Ocean …

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Londoners Turn Out In Force For the Climate

Tens of thousands of Londoners took to the streets today as part of the global People’s Climate March as world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations climate change summit on Tuesday.

 

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Who’s Gonna Stand Up? Global Day of Climate Action on Sunday 21 September

People's Climate event in Kiribati

As world leaders gather for the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday 23 September, around the globe ordinary individuals will be making their voice heard this Sunday for a Global Day of Climate …

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Former President Welcomes Blue Planet Odyssey To Bora Bora

The island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Three-times President of French Polynesia, Gaston Tong Sang, and current mayor of Bora Bora, has written a strong letter of support for the Blue Planet Odyssey, …

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Update from the Northwest Passage

We just received an unconfirmed report that Drina arrived in Tuktoyaktuk on Saturday, and are continuing from here to Alaska.


Marina Lanzarote: Yachts Gather For the Atlantic Odyssey

The latest photographs from Marina Lanzarote show the new marina is looking smart and ready to welcome the yachts for the second Atlantic Odyssey which leaves in November 2014.

Gazel Rebel, …

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NW Passage: News from Drina

Michael Thurston reports:

We arrived Gjoa on Monday morning to find it was a long weekend for Labor Day Holiday so everything was closed. We did however manage to clear in to Canada and …

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Sardinhada in Lisbon for the European Odyssey fleet

The historic center of Lisbon, a short bus or train ride away from the Marina Parque das Naçoes

Saphir was the first boat to arrive at Marina Parque das Naçoes

The Vasco …

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Blue Planet Odyssey mission in NW Passage continues successfully

An update on progress and some thoughts from Michael Thurston on Drina.

Michael Thurston and Jimmy Cornell aboard Drina

After being beset in ice at Port Leopold due to a wind contrary to the …

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Northwest Passage Report

Michael Thurston on Drina reports from Port Leopold:

The ice situation is almost unchanged.

No yacht has gone through Bellot Strait as yet. We on Drina are still at Port Leopold, have not made our …

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European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote

Narayan and Geronimo are flying their EO banners in Puerto Calero Marina.

Anthea in Lanzarote.

Rainer Moller and Carsten Arendt on Geronimo.

The first three European Odyssey boats have arrived at Puerto …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey continued presence in the Northwest Passage

Michael Thurston (left) and Jimmy Cornell aboard Drina in Dundas Harbour, Devon Island

Despite the decisions by the captains of both Suilven and Aventura to turn back east and not attempt the Northwest …

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Saudade - the European Odyssey visits Porto

Perhaps the European Odyssey left Porto with a bit of the saudade, a nostalgic longing that characterizes the Portuguese fado music. Certainly, we all felt that we weren’t in Porto long enough — that …

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Blue Planet Odyssey to leave from Key West

The US East Coast start of the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet will now leave from Key West in Florida, not Miami as was originally announced.

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VIDEO: Aventura trapped by ice in Arctic Bay

14 hours beset by ice

Trapped by ice from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

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