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Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand’s most famous sailor, competed in the first 5 Whitbread Round the World races before finally winning in record time with his maxi ketch Steinlager 2. His 6th circumnavigation via Cape Horn followed in 1994 when…

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Dilip Donde

Captain Dilip Donde was the first Indian to complete a solo, circumnavigation under sail. The voyage was the first of the Indian Navy's project Sagar Parikrama programme to encourage adventurous sailing both solo and multi-crewed. Capt. Donde took 4 years to build…

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede needs no introduction. He is a living legend here in Les Sables d’Olonne and the rest of the world. He is the current world record holder for a west-about circumnavigation and holds the record of sailing…

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Stan Honey

Stan Honey is one of America’s best known ocean racing navigators. His victories include the  2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race onboard ABN Amro I and his critical role in in cutting the nonstop circumnavigation record to 48 days 7 hours 44 minutes aboard the 103ft…

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Philippe Jeantot

Philippe Jeantot is a former French deep-sea diver, who found international fame winning the first two BOC Challenge solo round the world yacht races in 1982 and 1986 with his yachts both named Credit Agricole. In 1989, Jeantot founded the Vendée Globe…

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Titouan Lamazou

Titouan Lamazou is the French sailor, artist, and writer, who met Eric Tabarly while travelling at the age of 18. It was Tabarly who encouraged him into adventure sailing and eventually into racing around the globe. Titouan finished 2nd to…

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Dee Caffari

British yachtswomen Dee Caffari MBE  has 6 circumnavigations to her credit. Her professional sailing career began working for both Sir Robin Knox-Johnson and Sir Chay Blyth’s sailing adventure companies so her progression into becoming a round the world sailing pioneer was not a surprise. Dee’s first…

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Franck Cammas – France

4-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn • 2005: Jules Verne Trophy. Catamaran Orange II skippered by Bruno Peron. Role: crew. Set a non-stop circumnavigation record of 50 days 16 hrs 20 mins, 4 secs • 2010: Jules Verne Trophy. Trimaran Groupama…

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Skip Novak – USA

5-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn. • 1977/8 Whitbread, Kings Legend, - Role: Navigator • 1981/2 Whitbread - Alaska Eagle, - Role: skipper • 1985/6 Whitbread - Drum - skipper. - Role: skipper • 1989/90 Whitbread - Fazisi, - Role: skipper •…

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Jeanne Socrates – UK

3-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn 2009-12: Solo circumnavigation from UK to Canada via South Africa, New Zealand, Canada (Victoria, B.C.) , Cape Horn, S. Africa, Hobart (Tasmania), Tahiti, Hawaii, Victoria B.C. - one-and-a-half times around the world via Cape Horn,…

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