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Aventura Zero - Change of Plan

On the passage from Sevilla to Tenerife we had a technical problem which we were hoping to solve on arrival. Unfortunately it turned out to be much more serious than we had expected and rather …

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Landfall in Tenerife

Aventura Zero

Journal 5

28 November 2020

Landfall! As we sighted the massive bulk of Tenerife from 37 miles distance we realised that our slow eight-day passage from Seville was getting close to its …

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Now we truly begin the challenge: Aventura Zero Blog 4

Aventura Zero

Journal 4

19 November 2020

Sailing down the Guadalquivir

We are off! Two weeks after our arrival in Seville our planned voyage along the route of the first circumnavigation has started and …

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Seville Sejour: Blog 3 from Aventura Zero

In the few days since our arrival in Seville I have been able to look back on Aventura Zero’s maiden voyage and the overall conclusion is that it has been a very useful and …

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A successful end to our maiden voyage

Aventura Zero journal

2 – 5 November

 

The timing of our departure from Ceuta had to be very precise so as to catch the favourable west-setting current through the Straits of …

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A dawn start and we are off

Aventura Zero journal

24 October – 2 November

After two months of preparations, on Saturday 24 October Aventura Zero left La Grande Motte, seat of the Outremer boatyard, bound for Seville and …

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Brookes & Gatehouse: A long and fruitful partnership

My collaboration with Brookes & Gatehouse has a long history and goes back 34 years to the start of the first ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1986.

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Track Aventura Zero around the world

Aventura Zero left La Grand Motte this morning bound for Seville.

Jimmy Cornell is finally on his way – looking pretty happy!

You can follow Aventura Zero’s progress live on the Aventura Zero …

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The new cat on the block: I get to meet Aventura Zero

Last week I travelled down to France with my mother Gwenda and brother Ivan to say goodbye to my father Jimmy before he set off on his voyage around the world. I was intrigued to …

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Aventura Zero's First Sail

We couldn’t have picked a more miserable day to go out for our first sail on Aventura Zero. As we left the marina, low grey skies hung over the bay of La Grande Motte …

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Aventura Zero progress report

My new Aventura has been moved into a marina and while work continues on board she is now starting to look like a finished boat.

The long wait came to an end this afternoon …

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Happy days are here again!

Despite the disturbances caused by the Covid crisis, the Outremer boatyard managed to maintain its production schedule and launched the latest Aventura with only a slight delay.

Towed by a large truck, Aventura Zero …

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Progress report on the EL.CA.NO. project

Work on Aventura EL.CA.NO. is progressing well, as can be seen from these photographs taken on Friday 5 June.

The Outremer boatyard is now working at full capacity and it has been …

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Update on the EL.CA.NO. project

 

In spite of the restrictions imposed in France to deal with the current pandemic the Outremer boatyard in La Grande Motte, in the south of France, has managed to function at 70% capacity throughout …

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The longest voyage

Old Seville

Quarter of a century after the successful voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World, Seville was on its way to becoming the busiest port in the world as ships started arriving …

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The EL.CA.NO. Challenge Progress Report

This year’s Düsseldorf boat show attracted a record number of 250,000 visitors and provided an ideal opportunity to bring the EL.CA.NO. project to a larger audience. Presentations in German and English were held on …

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The Future is Electric

The start of a new year ­– and a new decade – is a logical time to launch a new project. Having celebrated the 500thanniversaries of the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1992 and Vasco …

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Jimmy Cornell's New Adventure: The Elcano Challenge

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage, Jimmy Cornell is preparing to sail the historic route of the first circumnavigation achieved by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano.  In fact, …

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