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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 4

With perfect symmetry with one arrival on day 1, two on day 2 and three of day 3, day 4 saw four Atlantic Odyssey arrivals: Belgian Sta Vast, Swiss Richard Parker, New Zealander Silver Lining …

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Atlantic Odyssey: arrivals day 3

After exactly three weeks at sea, two more Atlantic Odyssey arrived in Barbados this morning.

Both the American Enjoy and the British Bonaire crossed the finishing line soon after first light and were guided to …

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Three more Atlantic Odyssey boats arrive in Barbados

The light winds that have slowed down Atlantic Odyssey boats on their way to Barbados have finally kicked in with strong trade winds blowing now right across the tropical North Atlantic.

Three boats arrived at …

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The Australian JOJO - first Atlantic Odyssey arrival in Barbados

Nineteen days after the start in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the first boat in the Atlantic Odyssey, sailing under the Barbados 50 flag arrived in Bridgetown to a warm welcome.

The multinational crew …

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The last yacht in the first Barbados 50 fleet makes its Caribbean landfall

After more than three long weeks at sea without a working engine, the British yacht Sundowner is safely brought into harbour by the Barbados Coast Guard.

While in strong winds and rough …

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White Ibis Arrives In Time To Celebrate Barbados Independence

William and Jade Barnes on White Ibis – Credit Sönke Roever

Despite over 2000 miles of ocean to cross, British yacht White Ibis timed their arrival to Barbados perfectly, docking in the Barbados 50 …

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Sailors get a taste of Barbados 50 'pride & industry'

The motto of the 2016 celebrations of Barbados 50th year of independence, ‘Pride and Industry,’ seemed to fit very well with the latest experiences of the Barbados 50 rally sailors on the island.

On the …

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Barbados 50 weekend round up

Saturday 26 November

With the majority of the Barbados 50 yachts having now made landfall on the island, the Barbados Yacht Club showed typical Barbados hospitality in laying on a welcome party in its Beach …

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Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 25 March 2017

A very inspiring day! Ian and Lorraine Cuthbertson

Sharpened our thoughts about our own plans for cruising. Jennifer Sherlock

A wonderful introduction to Bluewater sailing. Peter Ramshaw

This comprehensive one-day seminar is based both …

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Happy reunions in Barbados

The crews of Gloria and Oysterbar being happily reunited after the incident reported earlier this week

Gloria’s landfall in Barbados was followed a few hours later by the disabled Oysterbar, being steered by its …

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Rate of arrivals in Barbados accelerates

The new docking facility for visiting yachts arriving in Barbados has been very busy in the last 24 hours with nine more Barbados 50 yachts making landfall at the end of their transatlantic passage …

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Barbados 50 transatlantic rally - Emergency on the high seas

20 November – Rally Control have received this message from Pete Cropper on the yacht Modjadji, also sailing in Barbados 50:

Oysterbar have lost their steering cable so crew are hand steering with their …

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Second boat arrives in Barbados

Nelia arrives while crew of Sir Henri 4 looking on expectantly

The Swiss trimaran Nelia had been chasing the French catamaran Sir Henri 4 all the way from the Cape Verdes and crossed the …

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First Barbados landfall

The French catamaran Sir Henri 4 made landfall in Barbados to an enthusiastic reception at 8 PM local time on Sunday 20 November. Waiting on the dock to welcome the tired crew at the end …

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Atlantic Odyssey fleet leaves Tenerife bound for Barbados

The 22 boats in the Atlantic Odyssey took the start from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 1100 local time on Saturday 19 November.

They are currently on their way to Barbados, in addition …

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Atlantic Odyssey yachts gather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bird’s-eye-view of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

While the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 transatlantic rally are romping along in steady trade winds conditions towards their Caribbean destination, a smaller fleet of 23 yachts …

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Farewell Cape Verdes: Barbados 50 yachts on passage to the Caribbean

Barbados 50 boats in Mindelo

After more than three weeks in the Cape Verde Islands, the 33 boats in the Barbados 50 Odyssey have left on the longest leg of their epic voyage that …

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Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau

Luc Callebaut, who is sailing with the fleet, reports.

Santiago

Sailing from Fogo, it took the fleet a lot of tacking to clear the north of Fogo as the island did not want to …

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Barbados 50 Cruising to Fogo

Luc Callebaut continues to the story of the Barbados 50 fleet cruise around the Cape Verdes…

Never before seen in Fogo, Harbor of Vale de Cavaleiros: 16 yachts docked together!

Thanks to the …

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Barbados 50: Cruising the Cape Verdes

Luc Callebaut from Cornell Sailing Events, who is sailing with the fleet, reports on the cruise so far.

(Due to the smaller size of some of the harbours and anchorages, the fleet was divided …

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Barbados 50 Yachts Helping Kids in Cape Verdes

The sailors from the Barbados 50 rally had been asked to help bring much needed supplies for the SOS Children’s Village in Mindelo. SOS Children’s Villages are a non-governmental organisation that works …

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Weather Windows : the BPO tackles South Africa

Following a fast passage from La Réunion, the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts spent some time in Durban, their first taste of South Africa including the obligatory trip to a game park.

Welcome beer in …

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Perpetuum mobile in El Hierro

What was once regarded as technically impossible and the stuff of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. The westernmost of the Canary Islands considered the end of the known world until the voyage of Christopher …

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Pacific Odyssey 2017: Panama to Marquesas

Following a great deal of interest in the Pacific Odyssey for 2017, we are calling for interested boats to contact us if they would like to take part. As we did for 2016, if …

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Beautiful island, beautiful people

Palmeros (natives of La Palma) pride themselves on living on the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, and refer to their home as La Isla Bonita.

Born on 5 October: Hans-Werner of Xada, …

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