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 for 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.


Cape Horn: "That is something I never thought I would do in my life!"

For some it was their first time, for some their third and for others it has taken many years of trying. The feeling of achievement will be equal for each and every crew member of Dongfeng as they rounded Cape Horn - Volvo Ocean Race



13 March, 2019