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Jeanne Socrates Rounds Cape of Good Hope on Bid to Be Oldest Non-Stop Circumnavigator

Jeanne Socrates, a 70 year old British grandmother, has rounded the Cape of Good Hope on her sailboat, Nereida, in her attempt to become the oldest non-stop solo circumnavigator.  She left Victoria, British Columbia in October and successfully rounded Cape Horn in January. … Continue reading

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Chilean Navy Rescues 84 Year Old Sailor on Seventh Attempt to Round Cape Horn

The good news is that the Chilean Navy, assisted by the Japanese merchant ship, White Kingdom, have rescued Thomas Louis Corogin, an 84-year-old American sailor, after his seventh failed attempt to round Cape Horn, single handed.  Corogin is now safely ashore after the mast on his Westsail … Continue reading

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Maxi Banque Populaire V Rounds Cape Horn in Race for the Jules Verne Trophy

The maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V has now rounded all three of the major capes; Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and now Cape Horn; in its quest to set the record for the fastest non-stop sail around the world. This … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans Update: Rounding Cape Horn

The four boat fleet of the Velux 5 Oceans Singlehanded Around the World Race has rounded or is rounding Cape Horn on the third leg of the race.   Brad Van Liew on La Pingouin has kept the lead.    Unless … Continue reading

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MS Veendam off Cape Horn

Here is reminder of what the Southern Ocean can be like even in the Summer months. About a month ago the MS Veendam made a cruise from the Falklands to Patagonia and ran into a storm. Waves of over 30 … Continue reading

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