Odyssey Logs

Sailors share their experiences of what it is like to Sail the Odyssey: from boat preparations to life at sea, from parties ashore to welcome landfalls.

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 3-5 Dec.

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Sunday 3 December 2017 Krabat (Islands Odyssey)

Power generation

When sailing (with no engine use) for days on end the battery state of charge becomes a pre-occupation. Powering all the instruments (plotter, …

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 29 Nov.-2 Dec.

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Wednesday 29 November Kisu (Atlantic Odyssey)

Die sehnlichst erwarteten Passatwinde sind da. Warum hat aber niemand was von bis 4 Meter Wellen von hinten erzählt .. und dann die alte Welle …

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News from the Odyssey fleets - 24-28 November

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Friday 24 November Lady Jane (Islands Odyssey)

Flat as a millpond

Photo: untilthebuttermelts.com

The Atlantic is as flat as a millpond. And with little to do other than eat, read, and listen …

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Odyssey sailors welcome kids from the SOS Children's Villages in Mindelo

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The Odyssey sailors welcomed kids from the SOS Children’s Villages aboard their boat on 18 November, then hosted a potluck meal for them at Marina Mindelo. The SOS Children’s Villages foundation supports abandoned …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 4 to 6

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Day 4 – Sunday 29 October Lady Jane

Maria on living the dream

When I told family and friends that we were going to live on our boat and sail across the Atlantic, …

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News from the Islands Odyssey fleet - Day 1 to 3

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Day 1 – Thursday 26 October Lady Jane

I’ve worn out the crew

After just over four hours of sailing, the crew are clapped out down below. To be fair they are off …

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'Best Friends Forever', say Odyssey sailors

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Time and again we hear from sailors who took part in one of our Odyssey rallies, months later, writing to tell us what a great experience they had, and about the lasting friendships they have …

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VIDEO: Itchy Foot Family Atlantic Crossing

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Follow the ITCHY FOOT crew as they sail over the ocean with the Atlantic Odyssey 2016 from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to Barbados in the Caribbean, with a stopover in the Cape Verdes.

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Warm wise words from an Odyssey sailor

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Henri Schongut, who took part in the Islands Odyssey 2015 and the Atlantic Odyssey II 2016 aboard Serendip, reflects on his 6,000-nautical mile Atlantic tour. An action-packed year rich in events, disappointments but also in …

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Four Old Farts: An Atlantic Crossing Poem

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Jeff Cook on Bright Eyes was inspired by his Atlantic crossing to write this poem. The crew of the yacht Bright Eyes was the oldest crew in this year’s Odysseys, their average age being 70 …

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Caribbean Odyssey: News from the fleet

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Follow the progress of the boats on the Caribbean Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Day 13 – Sunday 22 January Two Drifters

Two Drifters’ Got Talent

In the …

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Reaching across the ocean: Barbados schoolchildren link up with Barbados 50 sailors

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As the Barbados 50 sailing rally was a unique event to commemorate the 50th year of independence of Barbados by sailing from London to Barbados, it was only fitting that the families taking part …

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Atlantic Odyssey – Day 10 to 19: News from the fleet

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Follow the progress of the boats on the Atlantic Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Day 10 – Monday 28 November Sacre Bleu

Nous avons eu du gros temps …

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Atlantic Odyssey - First week: News from the fleet

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Follow the progress of the boats on the Atlantic Odyssey tracking map. Learn more about the participants. Weather update

There is a very wide area of low pressure with light winds, often …

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Barbados 50 transatlantic rally - Emergency on the high seas

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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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Barbados 50 - Day 6 to 12: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the Barbados 50 tracking map. Day 6 – Monday 14 November Stormbreaker

Atlantic Challenge -Damage update from 14.37N 38.46W

We have had a …

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Barbados 50 - Day 1 to 5: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Day 1 – Wednesday 9 November Laridae Passage to Cape Verde: Day 1

After 18 …

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Cape Verdes Cruise Concludes: Santiago & Sao Nicolau

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

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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

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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

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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: News from the fleet

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You can see the position of the boats on the tracking map. View the entry list. Sunday 16 October Lady Rebel (Fleet 2) Crossing the Tropic of Cancer!!

End of a long …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Heads West Across Indian Ocean

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After an uneventful passage from Sumatra, No Regrets and Maggie spent a few enjoyable days in Cocos Keeling and are now on their way to Rodriguez.

In the meantime Joyful has reached Cairns in Queensland …

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Atlantic Odyssey II - Day 20 to 22: News from the fleet

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View the list of arrivals in Martinique. You can follow the position of the boats and check their estimated time of arrival on the tracking map. Day 22 – Saturday 30 January …

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Atlantic Odyssey II - Day 15 to 19: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the boats and check out their ETA in Martinique on the tracking map. Day 19 – Wednesday 27 January 2016 Jacquelyn

Is expected in Le Marin on …

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Atlantic Odyssey II - Day 12, 13 & 14: News from the fleet

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You can follow the position of the boats on the tracking map. Day 14 – Friday 22 January 2016 Fenicia

Position at 0800UTC, 15deg 50min N 036deg 27min W travelling 258deg T …

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