AROUND CAPE HORN

DIRECT FROM ONBOARD:

We’ve done it!  See attached screenshot from the Adrena navigation software.  It shows that we crossed the Felipe Cubillos gate, south of Cape Horn at 18:01:54 Z! Beautiful day!  Temperature almost 10 degrees, partly cloudy but with squalls laden with hail.  Accompanied by Hourglass dolphins and Albatrosses. Cape Horn clearly visible 13 miles away. We have altered course to get some close up pictures and video.  Sould be great around sunset with the Horn behind us!  Full report and pictures will follow later!

18 Responses to AROUND CAPE HORN

  1. Barbi Rickard February 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Yes you have done it! You deserve all the praise coming your way. Looking forward to full report and pictures when they are posted. What an exciting day for us all, especially you guys. Good weather and visibility, so I’m sure you have taken lots of pics and will continue to do so for quite a while, till sunset as you say. So now you can look forward to better weather, we hope… Certainly some higher temps by the end of the week. Go well, we will keep watching!

  2. Andrew Bee February 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Congratulations and get that winning photo. Looks like some strong weather brewing o the NE. Last 10% of a race is always the hardest. Keep going!

  3. Andrew T February 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Bloody brilliant. Well done you two. Hope you’ve got some bubbly stashed away to celebrate a very rare and honoured achievement. Hearty congratulations.

  4. Len Davies February 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    What a superb accomplishment by the two of you – Nick for the umteenth time (sure not too many have that number, Nick) and Phillipa, showing true grit, for the first! You’ve conquered the demon! To quote Felipe Cubillos Sigall
    “Everyone can fulfil their dreams if they apply passion and determination. If you can overcome pessimism, self-doubt and triumph over the fear of failure, it is worth it as the prize at the end is immense. For me – and possibly many of you – it is our reason for living. Each of us has a personal Cape Horn: it’s a matter of locating this goal and then heading straight for it.”

    Congratulations on truimphing over your personal Everest!

  5. Dad February 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Wonderful.
    Phesheya-Racing crossed the Felipe Cubillos Cape Horn Gate winning the GOR’s Cape Horn Navigation Award instituted by GOR Race Committee member, Alan Green, for submitting their predicted Cape Horn ETA to within an astonishing one minute and 54 seconds when 1,000 miles west of the longitude of the Horn. With their incredibly accurate Cape Horn ETA prediction, Leggatt and Hutton-Squire have won free membership to the Royal Institute of Navigation in Kensington, London, and trophies awarded by Alan Green.

  6. Erika Spilhaus February 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Congratulations on your awesome achievement round the Horn. We wish you more fair winds and safe sailing for your next leg. Well done you two!xx

  7. Pierre Albertyn February 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I salute you!!!! Good luck……very interesting to follow you.

  8. Des February 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Congrats guys – great milestone!! Looking forward to seeing the pics and video and so glad you got to see the sights 😉

  9. David H-S February 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    What can one say? Fantastic! You join the courageous few, as your Mum says, fewer than have climbed Everest..
    David & Sue

  10. Mark Blomfield February 28, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    I stand in a long line of admirers of two great and plucky people and congratlulate you on your Everest – or Cape Horn!

  11. Sandi Trundle February 28, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Congratulations! I am truly enjoying following this race and especially your writing and pictures. So nice that you got to round the Cape during daylight hours. Looking forward to the pics and your account of the day.

  12. Jannie February 28, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    What excitement. You guys even have all of us at home all horny!!!!
    Medals for Monkey and Pippa the Pot Mouse.For us at home it is a great achievement. For you guys it is just another boring old run around the horn.Been there, done that…t- shirt froze up!

  13. Martin H-Squire February 28, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Very well done, Phillippa and Nick. A fantastic achievement & on time too ! And great that you were able to see the Cabo de Hornos ! Safe sailing on yr way to La Plata. All the Best, Martin, Trish & Team

  14. Fiona matthes February 28, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Just heard news of your brilliant rounding.Huge congrats to both.
    will follow when possible ,no Facebook in China though.
    just back in Qingdao after visiting Great Wall,where they have the worlds worst heads !!!!!
    Big hug
    Fiona

  15. Liz and John February 28, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Absolutely fantastic – and the Navigation award to top a very memorable day! Look forward to the photos and the appearance of that well travelled and no doubt well chilled bubbly. Congratulations. Love Liz and John xxx

  16. Janine February 28, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    Woohoo! Well done, amazing stuff and congratulations on having the guts to actually go out and do what everyone else is wishing there were doing (minus the hail)!!!

  17. Janet Gibb February 28, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Whoop, whoop! Like others I’m watching with great interest and admiration…and I love ‘Dad’s’ comment.

  18. Tina and Ray February 28, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    WELL DONE the two of you. Us landlubbers salute your courage and perserverance. Thanks too for the regular postings which really keep us in the loop and aware of just what it is like out there in the southern oceans. Get home safely…

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