Cape Horn Overview
Cape Horn is located on the small Hornos Island. Although not the most southerly point of South America (which are the Diego Ramírez Islands), Cape Horn marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage. For decades it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world. The waters around the Cape are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and icebergs; these dangers have made it notorious as a sailors’ graveyard.
It marks the north edge of the Drake Passage, the strait between South America and Antarctica. It is located in Cabo de Hornos National Park. Cape Horn was originally given the Dutch name Kaap Hoorn, in honor of the Dutch city of Hoorn. In a typical example of false cognates, the Hoorn became known in English as “Cape Horn”, and in Spanish as “Cabo de Hornos” (which literally means “Cape of Ovens”). It is commonly known to English-speaking sailors as “The Horn.”
Detailed Map of Cape Horn
The climate in the region is generally cool, owing to the southern latitude. There are no weather stations in the group of islands including Cape Horn; but a study in 1882–1883, found an annual rainfall of 1,357 millimetres (53.42 in), with an average annual temperature of 5.2 °C (41.4 °F). Winds were reported to average 30 kilometres per hour (8.33 m/s; 18.64 mph), (5 Bf), with squalls of over 100 kilometres per hour (27.78 m/s; 62.14 mph), (10 Bf) occurring in all seasons. There are 278 days of rainfall (70 days snow) and 2000 mm of annual rainfall.
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Recorded February 24, 2009. Cape Horn is widely considered to be the most southerly point of South America, and marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage; for many years it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world.
Rounding Cape Horn
Rounding Cape Horn Relatively calm on the north side then 15 foot swells 56 knot winds
Launching a 36 foot Cape Horn triple 300 Yamaha. Powerstroke F250
music by Kevin Macleod song the Descent First time Launching the new 36' Cape Horn. 2014 is going to be Awesome!!
36 Cape Horn in the slop!
Video was taken leaving Destin Pass. Once we're in the gulf the seas were between 5-6 foot, the video does not do justice! Directly into the seas we we're averaging 25 mph and 35-40 mph quartering. It was an incredible ride!! If you have any questions email me at email@example.com
Cruise to Cape Horn
This video was shot on a cruise from Punta Arenas, Chile, to Ushuaia, Argentina, in January 2012. The cruise promised a stop at Cape Horn, weather permitting. Weather permitted and we were able to go ashore. The cruise started on the Magellan Straits, continued on the Beagle Channel then south to Isla Hornos before turning around to finish at Ushuaia.
Cape Horn (Scenic Cruising) 14-Day South America Voyage - February 8, 2014
Uploaded by Rosa Steffensen on 2014-03-10.
2004 Cape Horn 24 Part 2
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Sailing Cape Horn & Antarctica
A short video highlighting a voyage of a lifetime on board S/Y Santa Maria Australis with 'SIM Expeditions' in the Southern Hemisphere. All the clips are from our trip sailing from Cape Horn to Antarctica. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
Kayaking Columbia River : Cape Horn
My friend Tina and I paddle from Dalton Point over to Phoca Rock. Then along Cape Horn and back over to Sandy Island on the Oregon side. Camera was a Nikon AW100.