Rounding Cape Horn

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A collection of tales about the sea and its unfogiving winds that can turn a voyage into a nightmare. Some of these stories are terrifying.

A good sailing time for the 3,275 miles (5,271 km) to this point would have been around 21 days; however, an unlucky ship could spend an additional three weeks crossing the doldrums. The route then ... To be eligible for this certificate one must show perseverance and actively participate in the ship's watch system for an extended period of time on a sailing ship rounding Cape Horn by sail from 50° South in the Pacific Ocean to 50° South in the Atlantic Ocean (or vice versa). Drake Passage, the narrow band of Southern Ocean squeezed between Antarctica and South America, covering latitudes known as the Screaming Sixties and Furious Fifties holds both fascination and terror for sailors.

Here, find out how Cape Horn earned its formidable reputation. "Here comes Cape Horn!" - The first sailors to circumnavigate the ... The International Association of Cape Horners, founded by a ragtag group of crazy Frenchmen in 1936, consider a rounding of the horn—the southern tip of the southernmost island of the archipelago where South America finally gives out—to be a passage from 50 degrees South in the Pacific to 50 degrees South in the Atlantic. When skipper Mark Schrader conceived of a voyage Around the Americas to raise awareness about ocean health and conservation, and began to think hard about the route of the voyage, he worked backward from a rounding of the Horn at the height of the Southern Hemisphere summer. Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America.