Fox’s supports cruising seminar presented by sailing legend, Jimmy Cornell
Fox’s was pleased to support the recent World Cruising Seminar hosted jointly by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club and Cruising Association and presented by sailing legend, Jimmy Cornell who, along with his daughter, Doina, covered a very broad spectrum of cruising topics in the full day’s programme. The day rounded off with Jimmy’s highlights of his own sailing life, covering the period from 1974 – 2017.
An accomplished sailor and successful author, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica, Patagonia, Alaska, Greenland, Arctic Canada and Spitsbergen. Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books.
As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last three decades, he has organised 32 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 latest series of rallies aimed at cruising sailors, the Atlantic and Blue Planet Odysseys, span the world.
The Blue Planet Odyssey 2014-17 round the world event aimed at raising awareness of the global effects of climate change. Reflecting the growing concern for the state of the oceans, participants carried the message “The ocean, our future”. During their voyage, they engaged in oceanographic and meteorological research programs under the auspices of UNESCO-IOC and NOAA.