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Where do all the boats go?

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This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s latest book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“.

My interest in the global movement of cruising boats goes back to 1987, when I published the results …

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Newsletter: Spring News

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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Spring 2017 – Cornell Sailing Spring News Foreword from Jimmy Cornell – Join the Odyssey – Cape …

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Pacific Odyssey: Galapagos Stopover

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After the transit of the Panama Canal and a challenging ocean passage with weak, variable and often contrary winds, the entire Pacific Odyssey fleet finally found itself at anchor in front of Puerto Baquerizo …

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Join the Pacific Odyssey 2016 - Panama to Marquesas

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Following a request from several participants in the Atlantic and Islands Odyssey, we have decided to organize a Pacific Odyssey in 2016, as long as we have a minimum of 10 paid-up boats. …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey: Sailing around the world for a good cause

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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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An Extra-Ordinary Act? Deployment in the Pacific: Drifter Buoys & Argo floats

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Thousands of miles from land, in the Pacific Ocean, a simple act has taken place. It might not rock the world, but it deserves to be recognised for being quite extra-ordinary.

Our sailors have deployed …

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The challenges facing the Galapagos: perspectives from our sailors

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The Galapagos Islands are a wonderful place to visit, but inevitably increasing numbers of tourists, and a growing resident population, are placing the delicate ecosystem under new pressures. As part of our series …

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What our sailors found out about the Galapagos: in their own words

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We continue our reports from the Galapagos Islands with some more highlights from our sailors’ blogs. Dena Singh, Libby

Land iguana – Photo: LIBBY

The Galapagos are a phenomenal place where the Humboldt and …

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Galapagos round up: Memories are made of this

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On Tuesday 10 March the Blue Planet Odyssey fleet sailed west, leaving the Galapagos Islands behind after a memorable two week stay, first stopping at Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal and then Pursuit Puerto Ayora …

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Successful finale to BPO Galapagos Stopover

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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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VIDEO: First Pacific Ocean drifter buoy deployments for Blue Planet Odyssey

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The first Blue Planet Odyssey drifter buoys have now been deployed in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC. Yachts Lovesail and Maggie deployed the drifter buoys en route to the Galapagos …

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Into the Doldrums: BPO Passage Notes to the Galapagos

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As our Blue Planet Odyssey and Pacific Odyssey participants spend the next few days with the barely onerous task of deciding which of the island and wildlife tours …

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BPO boats impress Galapagos inspectors

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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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Introducing... Argo floats

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Sailing yacht Libby, crewed by Terry and Dena Singh, and taking part in the Blue Planet Odyssey, took onboard eight Argo floats in San Diego for deployment in the Pacific …

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Pacific Inspires Poetry

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As our sailors are en route to the Galapagos, it appears the Pacific is casting a spell, as evidenced by this poetic inspiration that has landed in our Inbox…

The Pacific Beckons

by Bob Shanks, …

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First drifter buoy deployment in the Pacific

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Lovesail

The British yacht Lovesail, sailing in the Pacific Odyssey, has achieved two firsts today: the first boat to deploy a drifter buoy as part of the Pacific …

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