Ivan Cornell spent much of his childhood, from the ages of 5 to 11, sailing around the world on the first Aventura. He has owned three cruising yachts, and on his first, Zorba, he circumnavigated the British Isles. He built himself his latest boat, the 26 foot Danera, which is based in Brightlingsea, on the east coast of England. He has sailed with Jimmy on both Aventura II and III, and on the latter they completed a voyage to Antarctica and on to Alaska. Currently he is working for a manufacturer of equipment used in the film & TV industries.