Posted in: November 2014

Day 14 of the Atlantic Odyssey

Por Dos

All is well here on Por Dos 6 days after leaving Tenerife. Only 1680 miles to go. Good winds since our delayed departure have given us a great run so far. We …

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First Drifter Buoy of 2014 Atlantic Odyssey Deployed

German catamaran Alytes has deployed the first drifter buoy of the 2014 Atlantic Odyssey. The buoy was deployed at 17.10h UTC on Saturday 29th November, at the position

18°22.481’N 41°51.719’W.

Alytes at …

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Day 13 of the Atlantic Odyssey

The Larrikin

We look forward to meeting Pascal (Guiraudou) on the dock in Martinique, just leave some rum for us to enjoy after the crossing.

We are watching with interest Mahé 3 as she …

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Day 12 of the Atlantic Odyssey



I have to say that crossing the oceans is a lot more civilized that used to be years ago. It is very well to say that the boats were simpler to maintain …

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Day 11 of the Atlantic Odyssey

Sea Dragon

Exploration, Inspiration, Serendipity We have all been winding through diverse and varied landscapes – physical, social, psychological – yet have converged in this one space aboard Sea Dragon, where our similarities and …

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Life at sea! ONBOARD OM

Tosca, Indra, Anita and Connor onboard Om with the drifter buoy they will be deploying in the Atlantic Odyssey

Already 9 days at sea! So far, it has gone much more quickly then …

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Day 10 of the Atlantic Odyssey


We are having fun. Two patches in the leach of the genoa. Old sail, oh well. Watermaker bearing is leaking onto head floor slightly. No sweat because we have a spare. Does make …

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Day 9 of the Atlantic Odyssey


Atlantic crossing – week one

Nov 24 A little too much excitement. At around 0200 with rising winds we decided we needed to drop the parasailor. Wind was a steady 25K gusting to …

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Day 8 of the Atlantic Odyssey

Sea Dragon

Finally after days of rain, storm and strong winds, we made our first trawl. The trawl was an ‘all hands on deck’ task. We put out the trawl in calm seas, travelling …

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Linking Boats at sea to Science in the Classroom

Tim Liveright on No Regrets is one of the Blue Planet Odyssey Ambassadors who has set up links with his local schools in Pennsylvania so they can follow the Blue Planet Odyssey around the …

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Day 7 of the Atlantic Odyssey


Everything is great on Alytes. We are running on Parasailor now. The crew is mostly busy with preparing our barbecue.

So far we got three dorades. Stopped for a moment to eat them …

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Emergency Medi-Vac  From Cocojet III

Cocojet III

Skipper Nicolas Hauzy had to be evacuated from his yacht on Saturday evening after he broke his ankle in rough seas. Nicholas was attempting to fix a fault in the hydraulic steering when the accident …

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Day 6 of the Atlantic Odyssey

The Larrikin

Lou sun baking on the trampoline, Gordon fishing off the port hull and Phil catching up on sleep looking very relaxed.

More seriously, ParaSailor is up and crew very relaxed, clear sky’s …

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Day 5 of the Atlantic Odyssey


Sorry no update yesterday–it was too rough.

We have changed course to 190 T to try and get to the trades faster as we are getting tired of rocking and rolling. Had …

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Day 3 of the Atlantic adventure


Bumpy road. So the last few days we had very uncool winds. Straight on the nose, forcing us to either head for Mauritania or Greenland, not really getting anywhere. This morning we got …

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Press release: Colourful Start to the Atlantic Odyssey

The largest sailing event ever to have left from the island of Lanzarote on the Canary islands took place on Sunday 16 November as 31 sailing yachts in the Atlantic Odyssey crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique 2750 nautical miles away. …

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Day two of the Atlantic Motoring Rally


Well, we have covered about 250 miles heading SW–all motor sailing with light winds usually on our nose (this is a Cornett family tradition). We hope to see some NW-N winds tomorrow evening …

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VIDEO: 1st evening at sea aboard Cocojet III

First video sent by Cocojet: Sunset and Dolphins from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

Colourful start to the Atlantic Odyssey

Spinnakers and Parasails flying, the 34 Atlantic Odyssey yachts crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique some 2700 miles away.

Although Sephina, an Australian Lagoon 400, crossed the line first, she was a …

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Lanzarote: Safety demonstration in the marina

Atlantic Odyssey sailors and Arrecife residents were treated to a dramatic display today of a helicopter visit, simulated rescue from a small boat and a liferaft inflation and demonstration. As well as entertainment, this was …

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Calero Family Put On Party For Sailors

On Thursday evening the Calero family welcomed sailors from cruising yachts in both Marina Lanzarote and Puerto Calero to join them for their annual party in Puerto Calero.

‘Where else in the …

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Atlantic Odyssey Sailors Warm Hearts

Antonio Pasquale of Om organised a group of Atlantic Odyssey sailors to go enjoy an Italian Sunday lunch at the El Principe restaurant in Arrecife.

The children helped out in the restaurant kitchen beforehand with …

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Seminars in Arrecife Underway

Following on from the success of the seminar program at last year’s Atlantic Odyssey, again all sailors in Marina Lanzarote, whether part of the event or not, were invited to participate in a range …

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Atlantic Odyssey sailors welcomed to Lanzarote

On Sunday evening the Atlantic Odyssey sailors were invited to a welcome party at the Yacht Club ( Real Club Náutico) in Arrecife. In typical Canary Island fashion, the welcome was both warm and stylish …

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Life at the weekend

As the first week of activities draws to a close, the Atlantic Odyssey sailors start to come together as a community. Life onboard goes on at a quiet pace, flags are raised, new boats arrive, …

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