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Memories, memories

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We passed through the Windward Passage on Friday night and entered the Caribbean Sea. By Saturday morning, the wind had gone light and we decided to hoist the spinnaker to make some speed towards Panama, …

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Friday excitement

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This is the first Friday on Aventura’s first long passage in 2015. All morning I was wondering what was going to break because on many occasions whenever something broke on the boat, it was almost …

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Aventura's Crew Ready For Next Adventure

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We left Fort Lauderdale Monday afternoon bound for Panama, with about 1100 miles still to go. After transiting the canal, we plan to sail nonstop to Tahiti, about 4500 miles. In Tahiti we shall join …

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Impressions from Vanuatu

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Jimmy Cornell is currently en route to Panama onboard Aventura. As the terrible destruction wreaked by Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, one of the places the Blue Planet Odyssey

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Busy days at the Miami boat show

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On completion of her 10,000 miles North Atlantic voyage, Aventura was exhibited at the Miami boat show.

Aventura

Having won the two most prestigious sailing awards in the United States – Cruising World Boat …

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European Yacht of the Year

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The highlight of the first weekend at the world’s largest boat show, overcrowded with both special events and more people than in recent years, was the awards ceremony for the European Yacht of the Year. …

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A Winter Passage to Florida

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Having spent two months in Annapolis, Maryland, the week before Christmas Aventura left southbound for Key West, in South Florida. We had a good sail down Chesapeake Bay with good winds on a cold, but …

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Invitation to London Atlantic Voyage Planning Seminar with Jimmy Cornell

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On completion of a 10,000 miles maiden voyage on my new Aventura that took me from London to Greenland, Arctic Canada, Newfoundland, US east coast and the Bahamas, I would like to invite …

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Last Weekend at the Paris Boat Show

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The second weekend of the Paris Boat Show attracted many visitors with a very crowded Friday evening when the show kept its doors open until 10pm.

Being invited to sign books on the stand …

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Annulation de la World Odyssey Race

Ces deux dernières semaines nous avons reçu les détails des bateaux potentiellement intéressés par la World Odyssey Race.

Malheureusement nous avons été obligé de constater que beaucoup de ceux qui ont manifesté leur intérêt …

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Reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic

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During this summer I completed a 8500-miles voyage in the North Atlantic that took me from London, UK, to Annapolis, USA, via Greenland and Arctic Canada. Throughout this voyage I used exclusively C-map …

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Panama – Where Time Never Stands Still

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When I first transited the Panama Canal in 1977 it was still under US administration, cruising boats were a negligible minority, a fraction of the roughly 1,000 yachts that nowadays transit the canal every year. By 1991, when we arrived with the first round the world rally, …

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Passage to Annapolis

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39 07.2 N 76 19.89 W

After her gruelling and eventful maiden voyage of over 8000 miles Aventura was left in the care of the New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, R.I., to give her a …

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US Landfall

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We made landfall Saturday morning at 0900 local time as we passed Race Point at the entrance into Cape Cod Bay. Since leaving St John’s less than one week ago we had covered …

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Northwest Passage Gate Opens

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location 57′ 10N, 51′ 43W

Today, 31 August, is exactly 3 months since Aventura left London bound for Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage. Since then we have covered over 6000 miles and are now …

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Change of plan

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location: 60′ 39N, 51’03W

Iceberg in front of Nuuk

With Doina’s exception, all Aventura’s remaining crew disembarked in Nuuk, and flew home. We had just finished preparing Aventura for the long passage …

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Beechey Island

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Located at the western end of Lancaster Sound, Beechey Island is the site where the ill-fated expedition led by Sir John Franklin, spent their first Arctic winter in 1845-46. Two well-equipped ships, Terror and …

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A turning point

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Cuming Inlet is a deep fjord that penetrates some 11 miles into the heart of Devon Island. Its steep sides, rising to several hundreds of meters, are a silent reminder of the passage of …

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Westbound boats for the Northwest Passage

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The ice forecast for this season issued at the beginning of July gave the impression that this would be a normal year in the Canadian Arctic. On that basis, those planning a …

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The waiting game

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We are still waiting for the ice situation to improve, so there is not much to do but deal with routine maintenance jobs, read, watch DVDs, listen to music, receive visitors from other boats waiting …

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Atlantic Odyssey detour to the Arctic

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A sleek green ketch flying the Australian flag made its way slowly into Dundas Harbour and dropped anchor close to us. Standing out on its lifelines was a white banner with a large number …

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Icebound

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The Canadian Ice Service published on 1 August the ice forecast for the next month. Although in general terms conditions in Arctic Canada are described as normal for this time of year, …

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Change of scenery

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The long term forecast for the ice to start retreating in the approaches to the critical part of the Northwest Passage gives the first or possibly second week of August as a …

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Farewell to Greenland

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After exactly one month to the day, we bid farewell to Greenland and set a course across Baffin Bay to the Canadian side and Lancaster Sound. We spent the last day cruising through Greenland’s spectacular …

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Across the Arctic Circle

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location: 68’42N 52’52W

Jimmy explains the Arctic Circle to granddaughter Nera

Yesterday we crossed the Arctic Circle, which is regarded by some as the symbolic gateway to the Northwest Passage. There is, in …

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