Cape Horn picture

Photo by Nikolay Murenets

Cape Horn is sometimes called the Mount Everest of sailing. Mount Everest was first climbed on 29th May, 1953. We believe that, since that date, fewer people have qualified for full membership of the IACH than have climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.


The International Association of Cape Horners is open to sailors who have rounded Cape Horn. The rounding of the Horn will have been part of a non-stop passage under sail of at least 3000 nautical miles. Their course must have passed through the latitude of 50º South both west and east of Cape Horn. More detailed information is available on the Membership pages of this site.


"Sailing Into History" - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN re-lives
sailing single-handed, non-stop, around the world
where he became the first person to perform a single-handed
non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

The link to the one hour BBC podcast of 14 Mar 2019 is at the bottom of that article.



Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: A Force of Nature (TV)

First broadcast on the BBC News Channel, June 2018. 


It's 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sailed non-stop around the world. To mark this unique anniversary, Sir Robin talks to Neil Sackley about his epic voyage and why he did it.



14 July, 2019