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Aventura IV on schedule for late April launch

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With most of AVENTURA’s furniture in place and the interior arrangement close to its final look, the time had come for Gwenda to give her verdict …

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Jimmy Cornell: A winter trip to St Petersburg

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A frozen Neva with the famous Aurora cruiser of the 1917 Revolution moored on its bank.

Vladimir Ivankiv has been described as the sailors’ best friend in St Petersburg. A title this generous man …

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Photos: Visit to Aventura IV at Allures Yachting boatyard

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Visit with crew Nick Carter to Allures Yachting boatyard in Cherbourg. Installation of various utility systems and cable runs well advanced.

Jimmy Cornell with Nick Carter

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Jimmy Cornell reviews the new edition of the Southeast Asia Pilot

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The Southeast Asia Pilot, by Andy Dowden and Bill O’Leary – 4th edition – Published by Image Asia (www.image-asia.com)

Born as the Andaman Sea Pilot a quarter of a century ago, the fourth edition, …

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Aventura IV on schedule for a launch in April

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The metal work on my boat will be finished today and the hull will be transported from the Garcia boatyard to Allures Yachting, in Cherbourg, for finishing.

The work is therefore on schedule for a …

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Climate change – Jimmy Cornell’s personal view

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Tuvalu, South Pacific: “This used to be our planting field. Now it is regularly flooded by the tide.” Scenes from Tuvalu, South Pacific

Much has been written about this phenomenon and few sailors would …

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Jimmy Cornell: What It Costs to Cruise

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This article was published on Cruising World’s website (April 10, 2013)

Try and set a realistic figure for the cost of voyaging before you leave home. Though that estimate isn’t easy to …

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Aventura IV is taking shape

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By tradition, a ship is born when its keel is laid and, in the case, of Aventura IV this took place earlier this week at the Garcia boatyard in Condé-sur-Noireau, a small village in Central Normandy. This unusual location for a boatyard, some 30 miles from the sea, is due to a decision taken by the two Garcia brothers some 40 years ago …

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Aventura IV – A boat for all seasons

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A long time has passed since my last report on the progress of my new boat and I apologize for the long wait. The reason for the delay is that I felt that there was little to be added to what I had already said before all the design features had been decided and finalized. That stage has now been reached and work on the boat has started. …

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Aventura IV: An unpainted tin can for all seasons

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The first report on the plans for my new boat has generated much interest, and I had several questions. I’ll deal with the most frequently asked ones first. Why aluminium? The first Aventura was a strong well built GRP boat which survived a three hour grounding on a reef on the Caicos Bank …

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Aventura IV

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For much of my sailing life I have been trying to find out if there was such a thing as an ideal cruising boat. With this in mind, I conducted several surveys among …

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Preparations for the Northwest Passage

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As part of my own preparations to sail through that historic passage, I have attended three highly informative lectures delivered by sailors who had transited the Northwest Passage recently. Two had sailed from east to …

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Should the Blue Planet Odyssey Attempt the Northwest Passage?

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London 13 February 2013

The decision for the Blue Planet Odyssey to sail through the Northwest Passage has generated a debate over the justification for a small fleet of cruising boats navigating through this …

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The Rock revisited

Gibraltar, 10 January 2013

Gibraltar waterfront

On January 2, 1991, the first round the world rally set sail from Gibraltar, the local government having given its full support to a global event that had never …

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Cornell’s Survey of Global Cruising Yacht Movements

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Jimmy Cornell has been conducting surveys of the global movements of cruising yachts since 1984. In this 6-part article, first published in the November 2011 issue of Cruising World, he reports …

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The Best Boats for Globe Girdling

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Jimmy Cornell discusses the results of his survey on the features that make a good world cruising boat, drawing on the experience of 57 contributors to his new book World Voyage …

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Bahama Drama

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Jimmy Cornell is sailing from St Martin to the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show aboard Kitty Cat, an Outremer 49 catamaran. Here is his last report.

If you missed them, you will find his earlier …

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A Radical Change of Plan

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Jimmy Cornell is sailing from St Martin to the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show aboard Kitty Cat, an Outremer 49 catamaran. Here is the 4th of several reports that he is sending along the way.

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Testing Times on Kitty Cat

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Jimmy Cornell is sailing from St Martin to the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show aboard Kitty Cat, an Outremer 49 catamaran. Here is the third of several reports that he is sending along the way. …

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A Good Old-Fashioned Spinnaker Wrap

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Jimmy Cornell is sailing from St Martin to the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show aboard Kitty Cat, an Outremer 49 catamaran. Here is the second of several reports that he is sending along the way. …

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Delivering a Strictly Sailing Cat to Miami

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Jimmy and Ivan Cornell aboard Kitty Cat, a two-year-old Outremer 49

Jimmy Cornell reports his trip from St Martin to Miami via Iridium satellite phone.

Happy coincidences have been the story of my life, …

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