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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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Book Review: Sea, Sun and Taraipo by John Jameson

Sea, Sun and Taraipo by John Jameson

Publihed by Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN 978-1-83975-124-0

This is the moving tale of John Jameson’s nine-year-long world voyage in a Polynesian-type catamaran; an odyssey true to the original …

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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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Corrections and amendments to World Cruising Routes 8th edition (2017)

We’ve now put online all of the corrections that have been made in the reprint of the fully revised 8th edition of World Cruising Routes published in the summer of 2019.

These also include …

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Coronavirus – possible disruption to Amazon Book Sales

Due to the impact of Coronavirus across Europe, Amazon is not currently accepting new inventory of books. You can still continue to buy our books, but if stocks run low there may be a delay …

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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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A show like no other

The largest and most diverse boat show in the world, held at Düsseldorf in Germany every January, opened its doors last Saturday. 

  Once again we had a prime location on the Garcia Yachting stand, but …

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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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Le Grand Pavois boat show opens in La Rochelle

Europe’s and possibly the world’s largest in-water boat show opened yesterday in this historic port on the French Atlantic coast.

Once again, this annual boat fest is showing off the unparalleled range of France’s thriving …

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Le Grand Large weekend seminar on voyage preparation

For the last 10 years the French boat-building group Le Grande Large has held each spring a seminar in Paris aimed at sailors preparing to leave on a world voyage. Many of those present …

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Séminaire Grande Croisière Avec Jimmy Cornell Paris 6-7 Avril 2019

Vous rêvez de partir naviguer autour du monde mais certaines de vos interrogations n’ont pas encore trouvé de réponses ? Le séminaire Grande Croisière est l’évènement que vous attendez pour découvrir le voyage au long …

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Sad loss of Sylvie Branton

We are very sad to report that our colleague Sylvie Branton has passed away in Grenada yesterday.

Sylvie designed the Cornell Sailing website and the previous Cornell Sailing Events websites, and has been managing them …

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Rendezvous in Antarctica for two Garcia Exploration 45 yachts

Haiyou and Kama in Antarctica

Chris de Veyrac, the owner of Haiyou, sent us this report:

Haiyou and Kama caught up in Port Lockroy in the Antarctic Peninsula in January this year. It was the second time …

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