All posts about: Climate change


Climate change and its effects on voyage planning

Few sailors would now disagree that global weather conditions are undergoing a radical change. The warming of the planet is unequivocal: the atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, …

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Perpetuum mobile in El Hierro

What was once regarded as technically impossible and the stuff of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. The westernmost of the Canary Islands considered the end of the known world until the voyage of Christopher …

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Fires and dragons: Blue Planet Odyssey Discovers Indonesia Part II

The Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have spent the months of October and November cruising the fascinating Indonesian archipelago. At the end of November this will come to an end with their stopover at Read more


Farewell, Tuvalu

All good things come to an end, and sailors know the next port is always just over the horizon, beckoning you on.

I came to Tuvalu with little idea of what to expect, and …

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Finally, Tuvalu : moments to treasure

Three years since we launched the Blue Planet Odyssey, and more personally, thirty seven years since I was last here: the path across the ocean to Tuvalu has been a long one for …

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Ice, ice everywhere

Early on Thursday morning we passed Point Barrow at the northwestern extremity of Alaska. In the month since we left Seattle we have logged 3,000 miles and have now reached an important landmark on …

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En route to Tuvalu

We left Apia early in the morning of Thursday July 16th to the sound of drum beats echoing across the bay as a long canoe with some fifty men at the oars practised for a …

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Tokelau – so near, so far

Three small coral atolls some 400 miles north west of Samoa, Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand and rarely visited by yachts.

Blue Planet Odyssey route

The low lying coral atolls make …

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Sailors and Solomon Islanders: Working together to take on Climate Change

Text and photos by Britt Basel, M.Sc., the Climate Change Program Director for OceansWatch.

Oceanswatch is a not-for-profit organisation which runs expeditions on sailing yachts to remote Pacific communities, helping them in practical …

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Community Spirit in the San Blas

When the Blue Planet Odyssey was launched in 2012, the idea was to carry out local projects at some of the stops along the route in order for sailors to contribute their time and skills …

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Blue Planet Odyssey Update: All Ways Lead to San Blas

Most of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts have now arrived in the San Blas from their respective starts in Key West and Martinique. A cruising leg will take place, giving them time to explore the …

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Last days of the Atlantic Crossing

Sunrise at sea

The sun is shining almost everyday now, and we are becoming increasingly dependant on the small snatches of shade from the sails and mast.

Sunrise at sea

Dad and Christian continue to …

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Londoners Turn Out In Force For the Climate

Tens of thousands of Londoners took to the streets today as part of the global People’s Climate March as world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations climate change summit on Tuesday.

 

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Who’s Gonna Stand Up? Global Day of Climate Action on Sunday 21 September

People's Climate event in Kiribati

As world leaders gather for the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday 23 September, around the globe ordinary individuals will be making their voice heard this Sunday for a Global Day of Climate …

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Former President Welcomes Blue Planet Odyssey To Bora Bora

The island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Three-times President of French Polynesia, Gaston Tong Sang, and current mayor of Bora Bora, has written a strong letter of support for the Blue Planet Odyssey, …

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Climate change – Jimmy Cornell’s personal view

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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Can we rely on the weather data anymore?

Can we rely on the weather data anymore?

Read Jimmy Cornell’s opinion and comments, on Attainable Adventure Cruising’s website: Our Changing Oceans

 

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