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Ocean Planet Vendée Globe Update:
Wedensday January 19, 2005
Position 55 59S, 66 58W, @ 11:51 UT

The Horn!

Today we rounded Cape Horn and this is my second time here. The first time was during the ’02/’03 Around Alone race. That time I had to stop in the Falkland Islands to repair my broken boom. Hopefully this time I will just wave to our friends there as we sail past in a few days!

The weather is mild, but dreary. Yesterday was quite spectacular as I could see the Chilean coastline for much of the day, sometimes from over 30 miles away. I could see snow on the hills at the entrance to the Beagle Channel! That must be a spectacular place to cruise through, but no time for it on this trip!


Here is another pic from yesterday. You might not be able to see much, but I got a quick shot of “Albert,” one the Albatrosses who has been following us lately, and the Chilean coast in the background….


Off into the Atlantic!

Bruce Schwab, Skipper
USA 05/Ocean Planet


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