Cape Horn


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headland, 1,391 ft (424 m) high, S Chile, southernmost point of South America, in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It was discovered and first rounded by Willem Schouten, the Dutch navigator, on Jan. 29, 1616, and named for Hoorn in the Netherlands. Lashing storms and strong currents made "rounding the Horn" one of the great hazards of sailing-ship days. With its cold and windy climate, it is still a formidable challenge to navigation.

Cape Horn

a rocky headland on an island at the extreme S tip of South America, belonging to Chile. It is notorious for gales and heavy seas; until the building of the Panama Canal it lay on the only sea route between the Atlantic and the Pacific
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It was Thompson's third time to have rounded Cape Horn in his sailing career, but his first time solo.
The team loaded a total of 790 pieces of cargo onto the Cape Horn during the redeployment phase, amounting to a total of 18,766 measurement tons," said Wolf, "This was more than we had originally offloaded because 52 pieces were already in place at the Port of Laem Chabang before operations started.
The squadron's 1992 WESTPAC/Indian Ocean cruise would be the last for the S-3A, VS-38 took the S-3A to sea for the last time in May 1993 when the squadron rode Constellation around Cape Horn to North Island following completion of the service-life extension program for the ship.
But once you're seated on a wooden bench in the low-ceiling shelter deck of the square-rigged Balclutha, lustily belting out a chantey chorus with your shipmates, it's easy to forget that you're docked safely in a city harbor, rather than on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn.
1978: Naomi James arrived back at Dartmouth in her Bermuda sloop Express Crusader after 267 days, to become the first woman to sail around the world via Cape Horn.
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) has safely rounded ocean racing's most treacherous landmark -- Cape Horn at the southern tip of Chile.
The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour rounded Cape Horn on Australia Day, 36 days into a 12-month circumnavigation of the world.
The 54-year-old, from Shetland, was west of Cape Horn on his second bid to circumnavigate the globe mast single-handed when the of the 32ft Elsi Arrub snapped on Saturday.
As Cape Horn is actually an island and the weather was very good we were able to sail right round it.
95) The story of the loss of the ship Criccieth Castle, off Cape Horn during the return voyage to Wales from Chile in 1912, and the eight-day heroic struggle of Captain Robert Thomas, his family and crew to reach land after abandoning ship.
The daunting Southern Ocean stretch from New Zealand and around Cape Horn is notorious for its mountainous seas and howling winds yet, despite the dangers, the 23-year-old Emirati insists he's desperate to earn his stripes on the infamous leg.
Both were due to dock in the port of Ushuaia, near Cape Horn.