Photo by Nikolay Murenets
Cape Horn is sometimes called the Mount Everest of sailing. Mount Everest was first climbed on 29th May, 1953. We believe that, since that date, fewer people have qualified for full membership of the IACH than have climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.
International Association of Cape Horners is for sailors who have rounded Cape Horn. The rounding of the Horn will have been part of a non-stop passage under
sail of at least 3000
nautical miles. Their course must have passed through the latitude
of fifty degrees south both west and east of Cape Horn. More
detailed information is available on the Membership
pages of this site.
CAPE HORN - Drama – Round The Horn
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In the end of the world
bloody smoky battlefield
In the salty fog hidden
black rock from the sea
worst of the worst
the terrible cape, Cape Horn.
Jure Sterk (died at sea 2 Jan, 2009)
Jure was lost over the side of his yacht Lunatic 4 days before his 72nd birthday. He had completed 20,000 miles and 379 days of a non-stop single handed circumnavigation which included doubling Cape Horn, after which he wrote this poem.
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