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.
The 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 50º South both west and east of Cape Horn. More detailed information is available on the Membership pages of this site.
UPDATE on 5 Nov 2018 - the hugely experienced French sailor Jean-Luc van den Heede (73) is now between New Zealand and Cape Horn. 10 of the 18 yachts have retired. Jean-Luc is 2000 miles ahead of Mark Slats who is 2nd.
Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Horn Special: Thursday 29 March 2018
5 November, 2018