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  • The Cape Horners' Club: Tales of Triumph and Disaster at the World's Most Feared Cape
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  • English
  • 10 March 2019
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6 thoughts on “ The Cape Horners' Club: Tales of Triumph and Disaster at the World's Most Feared Cape

  1. says:

    Much interesting than I expected. Good read.


  2. says:

    This is a wonderfully written book. it gives the reader a terrific understanding of the challenges of Cape Horn especially to the brave single handed sailor. A must read for anybody interested in courageous yachtsmen over many years and the difficulties faced in the southern ocean. Definitely the best book I have read this year and I am not a sailor.


  3. says:

    Not sure what I was expecting, maybe from the time of exploring rather than contemporary journeys. Still a decent read


  4. says:

    Was a present, so am unsure of the contents, however is a nice looking book for someone who has sailed around or interested in Cape Horn. The hardback actually makes it a nicer present I feel (the paperback wasn't available at the time I purchased it)


  5. says:

    Good information and some classic stories of some salty old sea dogs


  6. says:

    This is a disappointing book which tries to cover too much ground in a somewhat superficial way. Whilst the accounts of some of the passages round Cape Horn are well described details of the sailors earlier and later lives (of interest to many people) are very scant.

    There are also some strange omissions. No mention is made of two of the most impressive roundings of the Horn, one by the very young Bill Nance in the tiny Cardinal Vertue in 1964 and one by the great Edward Allcard in his Sea Wanderer in 1965.

    There is a better book to be written about these voyages.

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Ndary Cape Horners' Club From the very first recorded singlehander in 1934 Al Hansen who was lost shortly afterward and his body never found we follow these vastly different protagonists as they pursue the sailor's ultimate goal while battling almost overwhelming odds Woven through their stories is the history of Cape Horn from its discovery to its use as a trading corridor until the opening of the Panama Canal to its recent role as a pure challenge for the very best sailors in the world Changes in weather prediction and navigation have had a huge impact on the nature of the challenge but the pressure for ever faster rounding times has never been greate. Not sure what I was expecting maybe from the time of exploring rather than c

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Se legendarily treacherous conditions were enough to secure Cape Horn's reputation as the ultimate in ocean violence the supreme test of sailors and ships It is the oceanic euivalent of the climbers' Everest and the challenge to some sailors becomes irresistible The roll call of sailors who have managed to round the Horn east about and rarely head to wind and west about glitter with the names of sailing legends Vito Dumas Marcel Bardiaux Francis Chichester Robin Knox Johnston Bernard Moitessier Chay Blyth Ellen MacArthur The Cape Horners' Club recounts the history of the Cape through the stories of the sailors who've successfully made it around the lege. This is a wonderfully written book it gives the reader a terrific understand

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Cape Horn the very name conjures images of churning seas ice laden rigging howling winds and impossible currents Cape Horn's fearsome reputation and the price it has extracted from those sailors who venture there derives from a lethal contrivance of geography that unleashes the most powerful natural dynamic forces on the earth's surface reaching deep into the Southern Ocean Cape Horn intrudes into the flow of water and weather patterns at the bottom of the world and funnels them into a maritime superhighway a mere 500 miles wide building massive seas and accelerating wind speeds to hurricane strength Currents rip at rates that defeat powerful enginesThe. Much interesting than I expected Good read