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Old 12-03-2017, 16:22   #16
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How very cool! As others have said, yes, please post pics!!
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Old 12-03-2017, 17:49   #17
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I had the privilege to sail past Cape Horn in the Whitbread Race 1984. Sad to say it was dark all we saw was the light! The things you miss when you race.
What a great story I hope it inspires others.
I understand Skip Knovak runs charters from The Falklands. He has a website.
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Old 12-03-2017, 20:08   #18
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Amazing adventure - I loved hearing about it. So that's the left ear you're piercing, correct?
Ah, body piercings - I guess I'm not mature enough to make that decision, however, we did read that a sailor who has sailed around Cape Horn is entitled to eat with one foot on the table. If the sailor has also sailed around South Africa - which I have - he's entitled to eat with both feet on the table. I tried it once and found it to be uncomfortable.
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Old 12-03-2017, 20:15   #19
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We met Oswaldo Escobar who runs charters out of the Puerto Williams area and he's been around Cape Horn over 90 times. His website is Startseite - POLARWIND Segelreisen & Expeditionen.
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Wonderful adventure. Could you post up some pictures or point to a blog?
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Photos are coming - I wrote the whole post on my iPhone while on a plane.
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Amazing and wonderful ! Thank you for sharing.
Could you please tell us what model of 41 foot sailboat you sailed around the Horn ??
The boat is a Canadian-built Fraser 41, almost 40 years old.
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Old 12-03-2017, 20:27   #22
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Just curious what type anchors did the boat use.?

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Before my friend left Uruguay, he bought a 33-kilo Rocna. That's about two sizes larger than Rocna recommended. In retrospect, anything smaller would have been foolish
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Before my friend left Uruguay, he bought a 33-kilo Rocna. That's about two sizes larger than Rocna recommended. In retrospect, anything smaller would have been foolish
Great adventure OP.

Skip Novak was mentioned as well as anchors and I recalled this video I saw a while back. For some reason I think Skip uses a 105 lb. CQR on a 30 ton boat. You can see the anchor in the last few seconds of the video.

(Quote me on none of these number!)

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Congratulations! You are really fortunate to have had an oppportunity like that. I friend of mine commented that in Argentina (Beagle Channel approach to Ushuaia) it is now required to have a pilot aboard, even for leisure boats, and the cost was expensive. Is that correct? Thanks
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Re anchors... I used a CQR down there for 4 years... not much good in kelp..... replaced with a Rocna in 2008.... no probs since then..works good in kelp.

Did I mention the kelp?
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Before my friend left Uruguay, he bought a 33-kilo Rocna. That's about two sizes larger than Rocna recommended. In retrospect, anything smaller would have been foolish
hope 15 kilos of weight difference to hold 15 T does not make him careless.

Same anchor shape, except weight&size difference will produce identical results in identical conditions. You figure !?
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Thanks for the wonderful story. It keeps us dreamers going until the kids are out of college!

AND, I learned what a zarpe is. Never heard of it before this string.

Smooth sailing! ~MK
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Hi Eli,
my friends Jill and Nick are down there with their boat and two of their kids since 2014 I think to remember, they keep a regular blog and, because they have been asked many times in the past (they don't do charter), published the following information concerning charters on their website (October 2016):

Expeditions around Cape Horn Yacht Mollymawk

Many more lovely stories and great articles, hope this helps!

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Many thanks, that is interesting! Have a good day!
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Our friends were not required to have a pilot aboard as they navigated the Beagle Channel. However, the level of red tape is significant. For example, there are alcamars spread throughout the Channel, manned by Chilean Navy, and you're required to call them twice a day, reporting where you are, where you're going, where you've been and how many people are on board. On several occasions, we had an alcamar call us while we were anchored, only to ask us the names of other boats sharing the anchorage. On one hand, it kind of makes sense if a search and rescue has to be launched but I found it to be very intrusive.

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Pilotage in and out of the port of Ushuaia is only required for very large yachts , I believe Pelagic Australis (22.5m ) requires one and I think the magic number is 20.
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