Excellent weather conditions have allowed the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts to leave La Reunion on time on 5th September for the route to Durban in South Africa.
Maggie, No Regrets and Tahawus are the three remaining Odyssey participants, after the crew of Joyful were sadly forced to withdraw due to health issues. Their plan is now to ship the boat back to Europe or the United States from Phuket, Thailand.
We will be sorry to see Jeff and Anne Posner leave the event, as they have fully embraced the Blue Planet Odyssey ethos, making links with local schools throughout their trip and taking part in the citizen science projects throughout.
The yachts had an enjoyable time in La Reunion, meeting local sailors, catching up on essential repairs and making a big food shop in the local supermarket. Accompanied by local guide Ivan, they visited the dramatic volcanic interior – yet one more memorable experience to add to so many on the Odyssey route so far.
The boats should be in Durban by the weekend. You can tract the boats of the following link. http://cornellsailing.com/sail-the-odyssey/blue-planet-odyssey/follow-the-rally/track-the-boats/