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From the first book I wrote, my aim was to write the kind of book I wished had been available when we left on our first voyage.
Jimmy Cornell


Jimmy Cornell’s new project: Aventura Zero & the Elcano Challenge

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage, Jimmy Cornell is preparing to sail the historic route of the first circumnavigation achieved by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Elcano took over the leadership of the expedition when Magellan was killed in the Philippines, and completed the voyage in 1522. In recognition of that fact, this project is called the Elcano Challenge (Desafío Elcano).

A further aim of this symbolic voyage is to be the first circumnavigation completed by a fully electric boat, something that would be very much in tune with the current concern for the environment. Jimmy’s fifth boat, Aventura Zero, will be a prototype of the new  Outremer 4E catamaran with zero carbon at the heart of the concept.

The Elcano Challenge plays on the words –  EL.CA.NO!   ELectricity. CArbon. NO!

More details of the Aventura Zero concept

?? Read more: Aventura Zero and the Desafío Elcano in Spanish


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