October, 22nd, British sailor Jimmy Cornell received an award for outstanding services related to National Defence by the Spanish Armada in the presence of the crews and key members of the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500, as well as the co-founders of Grand Large Yachting.
Later that day crew members gathered for the symbolic ceremony of lighting candies at the Church of Santa Ana de Triana, from which Magellan and his fleet also departed 500 years ago and where Elcano was presented in thanksgiving on his return.
For many of the crew members, this marks the beginning of a voyage of a lifetime. Almost 100 sailors from 73 different countries have set off for an adventure that will span thirty two months.
Bristol-based Kingsley and Katherine Webb being one particular couple, who are sailing with newly trained skipper and good friend Jim Dumbrell aboard lnky Blue, an Outremer 51. “l’ve known Kingsley for 25 years, we both lived in Bristol, enjoyed the same things. Kingsley has always loved sailing for as long as I can remember, and has wanted to sail round the world for a very long time. He eventually decided to do it on an Outremer because they are such an amazing craft for blue water sailing,” says Jim.
Swiss couple Vincent and Fabienne Jeanneret purchased Crazy Flavour, an Outremer 51 in 2015, and in 2020 both left the careers they had been in for over 20 years as a judge and lawyer respectively, to sail around the world. “We wanted to have an adventure, and being part of the Grand Lorge Yachting World Odyssey 500 allows us to go to places that would be harder to get access to on our own. We also have the assurance of being provided constant support and assistance, including spare parts and repairs which is helpful” says Vincent.
Salon International Multihull Show 2022
The 11th edition of the International Multihull Show in La Grande Motte, which took place from 20 to 24 April, came to an end.
Expert multihull techniques
By Nikki Henderson