The rally of a lifetime 2021-2024

Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500

Discover the adventure of a lifetime around the world. 13 nationalities, 32 boats, 100 participants and more than 30000 nautical miles crossing 3 oceans and more than 20 destinations.

The rally of a lifetime 2021-2024
GRAND LARGE YACHTING 500

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The Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500

A 3-year round-the-world voyage.

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.

Rally route

Sustainable sailing

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.

Meet our crews

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!

great circle outremer 55

Crew : Mark et Marijke 

Motivation

dream sailing the world

describe its/their boat

group and support

Lucky charm on board

beautiful, efficient, confortable

bOAT : SPLENDID C's Outremer 51

Crew : Charles and Audrey

Motivation

discover the world

describe its/their boat

fast, confortable, great

Lucky charm on board

our dog

Surya_2
bOAT : SURYA outremer 5x

Crew : Ham family 

Motivation

article about the rally

describe its/their boat

eco-friendly, efficent, safe

Lucky charm on board

god of the sun

bOAT : PIEDRA LIBRE outremer 51

Crew :  Benoit 

Motivation

freedom, organisation

describe its/their boat

efficient, safe, beautiful

Lucky charm on board

good conscience

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