- Category: News & Views
- Created: Friday, 06 January 2012 16:45
- Written by Charles Doane
Editor's note: Matt Rutherford, currently sailing solo non-stop around the Americas aboard a very small boat, snuck around Cape Horn this morning. Here's an update I received from a buddy of his, Andy Schell, who maintains a blog at Father & Son Sailing.
It's round Cape Horn we all must go, Bring 'em down;
Arms all stiff to the ice and snow, Bring 'em down;
Oh, rock and roll me over boys, Bring 'em down;
And get this damn job over boys, Bring 'em down.
Matt Rutherford finished his blog post, which he uploaded via sat phone to his website early this morning, with that bit of a shanty. He was twenty-five miles east of Cape Horn in his 27-foot Albin Vega St. Brendan. Technically, Matt has not "rounded the Horn" – he must first clear 50 degrees North for that distinction. He is still sailing in the most notorious stretch of ocean in the world – but he has finally turned north.Write comment (0 Comments)