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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Marking this achievement for India, all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini hoisted the Indian flag as they crossed Cape Horn.
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Walker and his navigator Simon Fisher took Azzam on a more southerly heading on approach to Cape Horn and the gamble paid off as they powered their way up to second before securing the leg lead just after the Horn.
The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team -- known as ADOR -- secured the record as it approached Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean while vying for the Leg 5 lead with Turkish/American entry Team Alvimedica, news agency WAM reported.
Lt- Commander Abhilash Tomy, who is the first Indian on a solo non- stop trip around the world in a sail boat, had braced himself for the Big Day on January 26 when his historic voyage reached the psychological mid- way mark as he approached Cape Horn, 86 days after he had started from Mumbai.
So why would we give up an important base in the South Atlantic on the Cape Horn route prior to the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 as we had the deeds in 1825?
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Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Americas, is in which country?
To sail from Chile on the west coast to Uruguay on the east - a distance of 5,366 miles - you first have to sail around the infamous Cape Horn, the graveyard of many a mariner.
From there they headed into the notorious Southern Ocean stopping at Wellington in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making for Punta del Este in Uruguay.
Cape Horn to Starboard: The Classic Chronicle of Rounding the Horn in a 32-Foot Sloop provides a new introduction by the author and first appeared in 1986.
Earlier that morning he had been pouring glasses for early risers, disappointed that a ferocious gale had prevented anyone from going ashore at Cape Horn.