A fleet of 32 boats holding more than 100 crew members from 13 Nationalities, and 2 dogs, have embarked on a three-year round-the world adventure this October. Organised by blue water sailing group.
Grand Large Yachting and famous sailor Jimmy Cornell – initiator of the event – the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first round-the-world voyage by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano between 1519 and 1522.
“Our mission as a company is to enable everyone, experienced sailor ornot, to realise their dream of blue water sailing while respecting the oceans and providing them with security, serenity and support at every stage of the project. We are thrilled to be able to make this real by giving our sailors the opportunity to travel around the globe with the support of a group which provides not just a boat, but also the training and services to help ensure a safe and memorable experience.
What makes this really special is that, as part of the official events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation, we are connecting like-minded people who will share together the experience of a lifetime. We cannot wait to embark on this fantastic journey with everyone involved,” says Xavier Desmarest, co-founder of Grand Large Yachting.
To allow sailors of different levels of experience to participate, famous sailor Jimmy Cornell and the Grand Large Yachting team have carefully designed the itinerary with
2 routes : A tropical route that follows the traditional trade/ easterly winds
through the Panama canal, and a southern route truer to the original
voyage via Patagonia. These two routes will meet in Tahiti, from where the whole fleet will sail together for the rest of the rally.
At Grand Large Yachting our mission as a company is to enable everyone, experienced sailor or not, to realize their dream of blue water sailing while respecting the oceans and while providing them with security, serenity and support at every stage of the project.
Discover a few simple gestures to help reduce our impact on the environment while Blue Water Cruising.
We asked the participants why they did the rally, how they describe their boat, and the object they always take with them on their trip.
Our navigators come from all horizons. Discover their profile here and follow their adventure!
Crew : Ham family
article about the rally
describe its/their boat
eco-friendly, efficent, safe
Lucky charm on board
god of the sun