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Cape Horn Trawls

Provided by Andrew Halcrow.

Hello everyone,

The winter has eased its grip on Shetland a little now and we have had a few sunny days and blue skies. Hopefully a taste of more to come.
In current sailing news there was a terrible experience for Ian Herbert-Jones in the Golden Globe race. Thankfully he is safe and well now. The front runners in the race have only around 1200 miles to go to the finish line and a hot shower and cold beer – arrange in order of preference as necessary….
Leg 4 of The Ocean Race will start from Itajai this Sunday, racing to Newport.
The start of the Global Solo Challenge is 5 months away. There will no doubt be lots of preparation to do between now and then. There are 27 sailors signed up so far.

11th Hour Racing Team crowned winners of The Ocean Race
    World Sailing – June 29, 2023
After racing around the world and overcoming challenge after challenge, 11th Hour Racing Team is today en route to Genova as confirmed winners of The Ocean Race.
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Video: 11th Hour Racing Team arrive in Genova as champions
   Nautica News – 30/06/2023
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Great seamanship: Bound for Cape Horn
   Yachting World – June 22, 2023
Despite apparently idyllic conditions, a Cape Horn rounding throws up numerous surprises for Bob Rubadeau. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Bound for Cape Horn.
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Have you rounded Cape Horn under sail? An honor list awaits you…
   Il Giornale Della Vela – June 27, 2023
The international association of so-called “cap horners,” those sailors who have rounded the legendary Cape Horn, has moved to Les Sables D’Olonne and will elect 6 new names to be added to this list of honor on September 21.
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International Association of Cape Horners Cape Horn Hall of Fame
    Cruising Compass – June 29, 2023
The town of Les Sables d’Olonne, France, the global capital of singlehanded ocean racing is now the home of the International Association of Cape Horners Cape Horn Hall of Fame.
28 circumnavigators will have their name added to the honors board in a ceremony September 21, 2023 prior to the start of the Mini-Transat Race.
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28 circumnavigators in the frame for induction to the 2023 Cape Horn Hall of Fame
    Live Sail Die – June 27th, 2023
True to its tradition of hosting world-famous sailors, the town of Les Sables d’Olonne, the global capital of single-handed ocean racing, is now home to the International Association of Cape Horners Cape Horn Hall of Fame.
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François Gouin’s Open40 Kawan III and his “dream team”
    Global Solo Challenge – 14/06/2023
François Gouin is gearing up to participate in the Global Solo Challenge to realize a lifelong dream and to promote, during his circumnavigation, both the values tied to his profession as a surgeon for Unicancer, and those of a solo sailor. Kawan III, the Pogo 40S chosen for this adventure, also carries the ideals and hopes that the French skipper shares with a large team of colleagues, friends, and his family.
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Guy Waites Speaks to Paddy About His Solo Sailing Adventure
    This Is The Coast – 20 June 2023
Scarborough Sailor Guy Waites has been speaking to This is the Coast about his circumnavigation of the globe.
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Saoirse Rally honours legendary Irish sailor
    Business Plus – 23rd June 2023
An international sailing event organised by the Irish Cruising Club is heading to Funchal in Madeira to commemorate the achievements of legendary Irish sailor Conor O’Brien a century ago.
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Sailing solo: The Australian ambition in the Global Solo Challenge
    Sail World – 27 Jun 2023
As the anticipation for the inaugural Global Solo Challenge (GSC) builds, we are highlighting two exceptional Australian entrants whose intriguing stories underscore the spirit of this solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing event.
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2 + 2 Italians at the GSC: The inspiring tales of Riccardo, Alessandro, Patrick, and Ivan
     Global Solo Challenge – 29/06/2023
As the sun sets over the horizon, casting an orange glow on the rippling waves, four men stand poised at the helm of their vessels, their sights set on an adventure that will push their endurance to the limit. Their story is one of passion, dedication, resilience, and the shared pursuit of a monumental goal – to compete in the Global Solo Challenge. This isn’t just about a sailing competition; it’s a testament to the human spirit’s ability to triumph over adversity, to turn dreams into reality.
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CA and PBO celebrate ‘Women in Marine Day’ in conversation with Jeanne Socrates
    Cruising Association – 29 June 2023
The conversation will be in the format of a Q&A giving fans a unique opportunity to engage with and pose questions, learn from Jeanne’s vast experience and discover more about her remarkable life and accomplishments.
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Whitby man, 73, ready to embark on 10-month round the world solo voyage
    The Scarborough News – 30th Jun 2023,
A 73-year-old Whitby man is soon to embark on his mission to sail around the world solo, as he aims to fulfil a lifelong ambition.
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A Sailor in Cape Horn Aboard a Jeanneau Sun Fizz!
    Jeanneau
Watch the interview with Fanch Guillon, a single-handed sailor aboard a Sun Fizz, who tells about his humanitarian work with Voiles Sans Frontières and his criteria in choosing a boat.
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Jeff Hartjoy’s Solo Circumnavigation: Cape Horn—part 2
    Sail Magazine – Aug 2, 2017
In Part 2 of our series, JEFF HARTJOY continues his quest to become the oldest American to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. On board his 40 Baba 40 ketch Sailors Run, the intrepid 69-year-old sailor is now approaching Cape Horn…
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Famous US schooner Coronet splashes ready for move to Mystic
    Classic Boat –
It was a great day at IYRS in Newport, RI, as the 131ft schooner Coronet, built in 1885, made her splash after more than two decades on the hard on the IYRS campus.
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Regards,
Andrew

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