Presentation of the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500

 
The Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500 is a round the world rally, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano.

 

To celebrate this special occasion, Jimmy Cornell and the Grand Large Yachting team invite you to join an exclusive rally, initially reserved for Outremer, Garcia, Allures and Gunboat owners but now open to a few boats outside of the group.

The itinerary, highlighting the global reach of this event, will include 2 routes:

  • Tropical, along the traditional trade wind route,
  • Southern via the Magellan Strait and Patagonia,

The two routes will merge in Tahiti from where the combined fleet will sail together for the remaining part of the rally.

 

A scientific and educational program specifically created for the event.

 

The GLYWO 500 is a round the world sailing event aimed at highlighting the consequences of climate change by calling at some of the most endangered island communities. This global sailing event will also endeavor to highlight the effects of climate change on the Arctic icecap, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Galapagos Islands, all of which lie on the GLYWO 500 route.

In line with the overall aim of the Odyssey, participants will play an active role in projects undertaken by the event by being involved in an educational program, including contact with a school of origin and local schools along the way to keep them informed of the progress of the rally, and which will be visited upon arrival. Participants will also be invited to take part in scientific data gathering on behalf of international research institutions, and to contribute to community projects in some of the endangered places the GLYWO 500 will be visiting.

MAP OF THE ROUTES AND STOPOVERS

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ITINERARY

September

Start 1: Cherbourg – La Coruna

Cruise La Coruna to Seville

Start 2: La Grande Motte to Barcelona

Cruise Barcelona to Seville

October

RDV Seville

Seville to Lanzarote

October – November

Canaries stopover

November

RDV Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife – Barbados

December – January

Caribbean stopover

January

US start RDV Key West (Florida)

Cruise Key West to San Blas

RDV Martinique

Cruise Martinique, ABC Island, Colombia to San Blas

February

ETA Porvenir (San Blas)

Cruise San Blas Islands

Transit to Shelter Bay Marina (Panama)

Shelter Bay Marina (complete formalities for Panama Canal transit)

March

Panama Canal transits

Pursuit to Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal), Galapagos Islands

Boats depart for Baquerizo Moreno after having completed the canal transit

RDV Baquerizo Moreno

Cruise Galapagos Islands to Isabela

RDV Isabela

[Detour to Easter Island, Pitcarn, Gambier Islands]

Isabela to Hiva Oa Island (Marquesas)

April

RDV Nuku Hiva (Marquesas)

May – June

Cruise Marquesa and Tuamotu Islands

June

Papeete (Tahiti) rendezvous

Cruise Society Islands (Moorea – Huahine – Raiatea – Tahaa – Bora Bora)

RDV Bora Bora

July – August

Cruise Bora Bora to Cook Island and Tonga (Vava’u)

August

RDV Tonga (Vava’u)

August – September

Cruise Samoa, Wallis, Futuna to Fiji

September

RDV Savusavu (Fiji)

September – October

Cruise Fiji to Malololailai Island

October

RDV Musket Cove (Malololailai Island)

Musket Cove – Opua (New Zealand)

October – November

Cruise Opua to Auckland

November

RDV Auckland

November – January

New Zealand stopover

January

RDV Opua

Opua – Lord Howe Island

February

Lord Howe – Sydney

February – March

Australia stopover

April

Cruise SE Australia to Noumea (New Caledonia)

May

RDV Noumea

Cruise Noumea – Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu)

June

RDV Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo – Mackay (Australia)

Cruise Great Barrier Reef to Thursday Island

July

RDV Thursday Island

Thursday Island – Kota Tual (Maluku Islands, Indonesia)

Cruise Indonesia Tual to Bali

August

Pursuit Bali to Cocos Keeling

RDV Cocos Keeling

Cruise to Rodrigues – [Chagos] – Mauritius – La Reunion

October

RDV La Reunion

La Reunion – Durban

November

Cruise Durban to Cape Town

November – December

South Africa stopover

Janvier

RDV Cape Town

Cape Town to St Helena – Recife (Brazil)

February

RDV Recife

Brazil to Fernado de Noronha

March

Fernando de Noronha – Faial (Azores)

April

RDV Horta (Faial)

Azores to Ponta Delgada (San Miguel)

RDV Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada – Seville               

 

To find out more, send an email to raphaelle@glyworldrally.org