Wow A busy time at Cape Horn in the last few weeks with the Global…
Archie Fairley, a veteran of the 2000/1Global Challenge Round the World Race has taken over the Chairmanship of the International Association of Cape Horners (IACH). He completed a full circumnavigation via the 3 Great Capes, including Cape Horn aboard the 72ft Challenge yacht Norwich Union, and has also competed in the Sydney Hobart, Fastnet and ARC classic races.
Archie takes over the reins from Ashley Manton who has chaired IACH for the past 5 years. With Archie Fairley acting as Secretary, the two have spearheaded major changes within the Association. A once dwindling membership made up largely of traditional sailing ship veterans, is now a thriving standard bearer for modern circumnavigators, promoting major events such as the Golden Globe and Global Solo Challenge events, Ocean and Ocean Globe fully crewed races and record circumnavigation attempts via Cape Horn made under the auspices of the World Sailing Speed Record Council.
Archie Fairley (left) with Ashley Manton (right)