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2nd NOAA drifter buoy deployed by Atlantic Odyssey yacht

The FLEUR DE SEL family with Martin Kramp (JCOMMOPS, right) and Pascal Guiraudou (Atlantic Odyssey, left). FLEUR DE SEL’s crew will deploy the 3d drifter on the Atlantic Odyssey trip.

I am pleased to tell you that the second NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) drifter buoy has now been deployed by one of the boat taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey.

This is a description of the program we are taking part in:

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    Jimmy Cornell reviews the new edition of the Southeast Asia Pilot

    Southeast Asia Pilot
    by Andy Dowden and Bill O’Leary
    4th edition
    Published by Image Asia (

    Having cruised the area between Phuket and Langkawi with the help of the previous edition, Jimmy Cornell looks forward to putting the current guide to good use when he returns in late 2015 with the Blue Planet Odyssey!

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    Jimmy Cornell reviews the new edition of the Southeast Asia Pilot

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      Jimmy Cornell's Logs

      Aventura IV on schedule for a launch in April

      Aventura IV

      Jimmy Cornell reports on the progress of Aventura IV and shares his latest photos.

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      Aventura IV on schedule for a launch in April
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        General News

        In pictures: Atlantic Odyssey crossing preparations

        The Atlantic Odyssey crossing preparations photo album is on Facebook
        (no need to login, click images to enlarge and see captions)

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          The Atlantic Odyssey start in pictures

          The Atlantic Odyssey fleet left Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on November 17.
          You can view the Start photo album on Facebook (no need to login)

          Visit the website to read regular updates. Follow the Atlantic Odyssey in the social media:

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            General News

            Read the newsletter #6 online


            Blue Planet Odyssey Newsletter – Issue 6 – 14 November 2013
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            To receive the next newsletters, join our mailing list.

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              Education & Science

              Blue Planet Odyssey willl contribute to scientific programs supported by JCOMMOPS

              The crew of Lady Amber prepares an Argo deployment. Floats come in different sizes, this one being one of the largest, with a weight of around 25 kg. 3500 Argo floats have been deployed in the oceans but in many areas the target density of 100% has not yet been achieved. Around 800 new floats must be deployed every year to keep the array alive, at a float lifetime of approximately 4 to 5 years. In some areas the Blue Planet Odyssey will sail through there is not a single float is in the water.

              JCOMMOPS needs volunteer vessels to deploy autonomous instruments in all ocean areas, and in particular where no commercial shipping routes transit.

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              Scientific program: A developing partnership with JCOMMOPS

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                Events & Seminars

                Blue Planet Odyssey participants meet each other for the first time at the Long Distance Cruising seminar

                The Long Distance Cruising seminar gave Blue Planet Odyssey participants their first opportunity to meet each other.

                A two-day Blue Planet Odyssey seminar on Long Distance Cruising was held during the Annapolis Boat Show week-end.

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                Inspiring Long Distance Cruising Seminar

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                  General News

                  Welcome aboard to our newest team members

                  Klaus Hympendahl
                  Klaus Hympendahl Luc Callebaut & Jackie Lee

                  We are delighted to be working with Luc Callebaut & Jackie Lee who will be managing the Blue Planet Odyssey event on the ground in the South Pacific and into South East Asia.

                  We are also very happy to welcome aboard Klaus Hympendahl, who will be coordinating the organization of the Blue Planet Odyssey for Germany and German-speaking countries. Klaus is an experienced circumnavigator and sailing author.

                  You can read more on our Team page.

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                    Sail the Odyssey: An Invitation

                    We would like to invite you to join our new Facebook group, Sail the Odyssey.

                    Sail the Odyssey is an open group for anyone who is interested in our Odyssey sailing events to get involved. We want to hear from you – you can post messages, ask questions, share experiences. So if you need crew; or are looking for a crewing position; have a lovely boat to sell; or just want to share something great you know fits in with our ethos – please do join!

                    All we ask is that you keep to the aims and spirit of our events.

                    You can join the group directly from the group’s page:

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