Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cape Horn on a beach catamaran

TerreSens challenge

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The Swiss Yvan Bourgnon and the French arctic explorer Sébastien Roubinet started on Wednesday 18 at Ushuaia ARG to a 500 miles' rounding of Cape Horn passing the Cook-Street, around the Cape and back via Beagle-channel to Ushuaia.

After three days of nonstop sailing, Yvan and finished their 400 miles race around Cape Horn on their 6 meter Nacra 20-Beach-Catamaran in Ushuaia, the most southern harbour of Argentina.

picture Antoine Beyssens

In addition to wind and waves, the cold with temperatures around the freezing point was the major challenge.

Already before the start to this new venture, Yvan Bourgnon SUI announced his next extreme project: a solo non-stop round-the-world record attempt in the opposite direction against the wind East to West on the 70-foot trimaran 'Geronimo'...

This handout picture released by SK Communication (Antoine Beysens) shows Swiss skipper Yvan Bourgnon (L) and French Sébastien Roubinet leaving Ushuaïa, southern Argentina aboard Terrésens sport catamaran to sail for a three days raid around the Cape Horn on January 17, 2012.

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