Speaker Series: Jimmy Cornell

Speaker Series: Jimmy Cornell

Jimmy Cornell

Highlights of a Sailing Life

With stunning photographs and inspirational stories, Jimmy Cornell will share highlights of a remarkable sailing life: from his first circumnavigation with his wife and two children where his job as a roving reporter for the BBC caused him to seek out stories in some of the most remote corners of the world, to the two visits to Antarctica where his excellent photographs document the incredible wildlife and scenery, to the transatlantic and round-the-world rallies that he organized. His presentation will inspire and motivate attendees to embark on their own dream voyages.

An undisputed authority on long distance voyaging, Jimmy Cornell has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations and voyages to Antarctica, the Arctic, and Spitsbergen. As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept.  Now in its 27th year, the ARC continues to be the largest, and most popular, transoceanic sailing event in the world. In the last three decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 24 transatlantic rallies, four round the world rallies and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participating in his sailing events.  Jimmy Cornell’s latest project is the Blue Planet Odyssey, a round the world sailing event aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change. Jimmy Cornell’s website www.noonsite.com, is the main source of practical information for cruising sailors on the internet and attracts over one million visitors per month. 


 No host bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. 

There is a ten dollar fee at the door


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