It was still dark when the crew prepared the boats for the ultimate trip to the Horn. There was not much talking since we all knew: The waters around Cape Horn are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and Icebergs; these dangers have made it notorious as a sailors’ graveyard.
We had great conditions until we reached the open waters where the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. But to finally round the Hornos Island where the famous Lighthouse is located it got tough for our brave RIBs and the wave showed us that this place is one of the toughest goal you can reach as a sailor.
There was just a great relief and a thank fullness between the crew. We made it… and we all can be so proud of this big goal we achieved.
We visited the Lighthouse and the large sculpture made by Chilean sculptor Jose Balcells featuring the silhouette of an albatross, in remembrance of the sailors who died while attempting to round the Horn.
On the way back we been checking for a camp but the weather opened up and we reached safely Puerto Williams after a day full of adrenalin, fear and happiness. It was a long day and when we all came together for a last team photo we could not belief that we just did today a 176nm and rounded the Cape Horn.