Jimmy Cornell Presents
The Blue Planet Odyssey - A World Wide Rally
Friday, February 1st, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Boat Show University stage, located on the south end of the Concourse level at CenturyLink Field.
Cost: Free with Boat Show Admission. Space is limited.
Author and internationally renowned sailor Jimmy Cornell will be at the Seattle Boat Show to recruit sailors for one of the most ambitious voyages ever undertaken. The crews, launching from ports in every continent in the world in 2014 and 2015, will survey some of the world’s most endangered islands, take part in community projects to help curb the effects of global warming, and gather data for the international scientific community. Blue Planet Odyssey will also highlight the effects of climate change on the Arctic icecap, the Great Barrier Reef, and nature reserves such as the Galapagos Islands.
For participating sailors, Blue Planet Odyssey will score three significant firsts: the first round-the-world event to call at an Atlantic Canada port (St John’s in July 2014), a start from Vancouver in 2015, and the first sailing event to transit the Northwest Passage. The Blue Planet expedition is also slated to visit vulnerable, remote islands, including the San Blas Islands, the Maldive Islands and the Marshall Islands.
Jimmy Cornell is an author and accomplished sailor who has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world and is the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally. Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last 27 years, Cornell has organized 24 transatlantic rallies, five round-the-world rallies and one round-the-world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events. His books include the bestseller World Cruising Routes, one of the best-selling nautical publications in the world.
This free event will be presented at the Seattle Boat Show at 7:30pm on Friday, February 1st in the Boat Show University room located on the south end of the Concourse level at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.
To learn more about Blue Planet Odyssey please visit: www.blueplanetodyssey.com