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An Invitation to the European Odyssey from Jimmy Cornell

Every summer hundreds of boats from Northern Europe head south, some bound for the Mediterranean, others for the Canaries and beyond. Soon after I launched the ARC in 1986 I drew up plans for a …

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Video: Atlantic Odyssey 2013-14 drifter buoy deployment

Sailing yacht FLEUR DE SEL deploy a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA) drifter buoy – Vimeo – 02:01

Two for the price of one – event launch party at the Cruising Association

The Cornell Sailing team at the Cruising Association, London. Left to right: Dr Nick Carter, Pascal Guiraudou, Nikki Carter, Klaus Hympendahl, John Ellis, Doina and Jimmy Cornell.

The European Odyssey was officially launched …

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Atlantic Odyssey citizen science reaps rewards

An immature Masked Booby, photographed by Asia and Aranya BECK (ages 11 and 10) on sv MOXIE, documented that species hundreds of miles east of the Caribbean on the open ocean.


Cattle …

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Jimmy Cornell: A winter trip to St Petersburg

A frozen Neva with the famous Aurora cruiser of the 1917 Revolution moored on its bank.

Vladimir Ivankiv has been described as the sailors’ best friend in St Petersburg. A title this generous man …

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Cian's Atlantic Odyssey crossing preparations

Cian on s/v SELKIE writes back to his class periodically as part of SELKIE school. He sent us his log for the Arrecife Pre Atlantic preparations (Atlantic Odyssey I – Lanzarote-Martinique)

Cian …

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Canary Islands Government pledges support for the Atlantic and European Odysseys

From right to left: Maria Méndez Castro, Managing Director of Promotur Canarias, Ricardo Fernández de la Puente Armas, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Jimmy Cornell, and José Juan Calero, of Puerto Calero Marinas, sponsor of …

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ARGO's blog

Emily and her husband Darvil at the Atlantic Odysey Welcome Party in Lanzarote

Emily Hamilton (s/v ARGO) created a lovely blog to document their Atlantic Odyssey trip. Have a look!

Adventures of Argo A …

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BLUE PEARL: The importance of SSB radio

Oliver and Nesa from BLUE PEARL realised the crucial importance of SSB during the rally for getting in touch with the other yachts. Left photo: Dag Rørslett

Oliver Henrichsen on German yacht BLUE PEARL …

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Jimmy Cornell reviews the new edition of the Southeast Asia Pilot

The Southeast Asia Pilot, by Andy Dowden and Bill O’Leary – 4th edition – Published by Image Asia (

Born as the Andaman Sea Pilot a quarter of a century ago, the fourth edition, …

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Press release: Lanzarote start for the Atlantic Odyssey

Sunday 17 November marked a unique moment for the people of Lanzarote as for the first time in the island’s long and eventful history a sailing event set off across the Atlantic for …

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World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell - Fully revised seventh edition to be published in March 2014


Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1987, offshore navigation has undergone a number of major changes, and this new edition has been thoroughly revised to meet the requirements …

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Global Telesat Communications supplies satellite trackers for the Atlantic Odyssey

The Atlantic Odyssey has selected Global Telesat Communications (GTC), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of satellite tracking and communications equipment, to provide the satellite tracking solution for yachts participating in the Atlantic …

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Inspiring Long Distance Cruising Seminar

The Long Distance Seminar gets going – looks a bit serious at this point!

Fabulous seminar this Annapolis Boat Show weekend. We are humbled and inspired by the organizers. See you all on the …

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A developing partnership with JCOMMOPS

This article was published in the Blue Planet Log magazine (Issue 2 – July 2013)

We need volunteer vessels to deploy autonomous instruments

It may be a bit of a mouthful, but …

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Going sailing to save our seas

Jimmy Cornell believes that ocean cruising rallies can help protect the marine environment:

Read the article (PDF): Jimmy’s profile: The doyen of ocean rallies explains his new projects Yachting Monthly …

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Can we rely on the weather data anymore?

Can we rely on the weather data anymore?

Read Jimmy Cornell’s opinion and comments, on Attainable Adventure Cruising’s website: Our Changing Oceans


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Blue Planet Odyssey participant takes scientists for a sail

Rick Lumpkin is at the wheel, Pablo Aguilera in the middle and Shaun Dolk on the starboard side of the boat.

On Sunday last, Blue Planet Odyssey participant Pablo Aguilera took Dr. Rick Lumpkin, …

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Official launch of the Atlantic Odyssey

Jimmy Cornell – Jose Calero, Puerto Calero Marinas – Luis Ibarra, President of Las Palmas Port Authority – Manuel Fajardo, Mayor of Arrecife – Pedro San Gines, Cabildo de Lanzarote – Claudio Doreste, Real …

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Preparations for the Northwest Passage

As part of my own preparations to sail through that historic passage, I have attended three highly informative lectures delivered by sailors who had transited the Northwest Passage recently. Two had sailed from east to …

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Should the Blue Planet Odyssey Attempt the Northwest Passage?

London 13 February 2013

The decision for the Blue Planet Odyssey to sail through the Northwest Passage has generated a debate over the justification for a small fleet of cruising boats navigating through this …

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Blue Planet Odyssey London launch

London, 18 January 2013

The Blue Planet Odyssey European team with some prospective participants.

There was a full house for the London launch of the Blue Planet Odyssey held on Thursday 17 January at the …

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The Rock revisited

Gibraltar, 10 January 2013

Gibraltar waterfront

On January 2, 1991, the first round the world rally set sail from Gibraltar, the local government having given its full support to a global event that had never …

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Doina Cornell: The Ocean Was My Childhood Home

Doina Cornell was interviewed recently by Cheryl Stonehouse of the Daily Express (UK).

If you missed the print version, you can read this excellent interview online here: The Ocean Was My Childhood Home

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Bahama Drama

Jimmy Cornell is sailing from St Martin to the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show aboard Kitty Cat, an Outremer 49 catamaran. Here is his last report.

If you missed them, you will find his earlier …

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