Posted in: April 2014

UNESCO-IOC and Cornell Sailing Events sign agreement to cooperate on scientific research


Jimmy Cornell, director of Cornell Sailing Events, Michel Morvan, Director General of Municipal Strategy, City of Brest, and Martin Kramp, Small Ship Coordinator, JCOMMOPS.

A formal agreement was signed recently between …

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Aventura shows her pace

As we cast the mooring lines and David Oestereicher, the Garcia Yachting’s commissioning skipper, eased Aventura away from the dock, I realised that the moment of truth had finally arrived. As far as the actual concept was concerned, I had absolutely no doubt that Aventura had fulfilled all my expectations. But however beautiful, or functional, a yacht may be, in the end what really counts is her sailing performance. …

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Aventura IV is finished on time

Just over one year since her conception and almost exactly nine months since work started on the hull, Aventura is ready for her sea trials and final commissioning.

All essential work has been completed and, …

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Welcome Aboard to our First Pacific Odyssey Entry

LOVESAIL about to leave Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands, January 2012, headed for the Eastern Caribbean. Four out of these five sailors should be on the Odyssey.

British-flagged Lovesail, a Lagoon 410 catamaran, …

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Video: GEMM's Atlantic crossing

La bizzarra traversata atlantica – The bizarre Atlantic crossing (Vimeo – 05:12)Atlantic Odyssey 2013, Lanzarote-MartiniqueA video from Vincenzo Visenzi, S/V GEMM (Swan 55)

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Photo Album (Facebook): First Arrival in Martinique …

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Aventura meets her muses

Ever since she first touched water on 14 April, Aventura has attracted a stream of visitors but none more important than Nera and Doina Cornell who have been instrumental in her genesis. …

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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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Aventura IV launch in Cherbourg: video & photos

Jimmy Cornell’s AVENTURA IV was launched at Allures Yachting in Cherbourg (France) on Monday. The sea trials will take place in the coming weeks, before her official launch on May 14. AVENTURA IV …

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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

Aventura IV is ready to meet the sea

Aventura IV left the fitting-out shed at the Garcia-Yachting boatyard in Cherbourg on Thursday, had her mast installed and will be launched early next week. …

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