The Islanders


Five fabulous species of penguins live in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).


More penguins than people !

The Islands are small, remote and sparsely populated with more penguins than people, and with sea-lions, elephant and fur-seals, whales and dolphins.

Photo Alec Honey/1973/copyright. Great Britain 2 « port » watch, September 1973.


The Pre-Notice of Race will NOT be published in the immediate future, and will be written by the new President of the Organisation Committee and the new Race Director, Cape Horn Race, 2026. The NOR shall be based on website Race planning. 


The NOR shall be a contractual document giving more precise details on : organisation, safety, business plan and budgetary considerations, media and publicity, event programme, sponsorship and partnership, conditions and benefits for participants, intellectual property, and elaboration of  Race Rules, including :


World Sailing (ISAF) sailing regulations, referred to hereafter as RRS, with the exception of those that are modified by the Pre-Notice of Race. 

SOR rules (Special Offshore Regulations, World Sailing), category 1, mono-hulls. 

IRC Rules. Part B, Steering and Sailing Rules,

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, with amendments.

National Sailing Regulations. 

Special security regulations promulgated by national maritime authorities, including the Maritime Authorities of Argentina and Chile, Falkland Islands and Uruguay, particularly in Cape Horn area.

The Pre-Notice of Race, the Notice of Race and its eventual official modifications. 

Race Instructions and official modifications. 

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Photo copyright Alec Honey. Captain Alec Honey, navigator of Great Britain 2 in Sydney harbour, 1973.


Cape Horn Race Team.

 Alec Honey PARA. MA. Ph.D.  has raced in the most challenging waters and organised numerous international sailing events.  Honey subsequently developed a concept of a « race in a race » round Cape Horn Island, scheduled to be an outstanding and original spectacle in 2026.

Alec Honey is President of Honour and Co-founder of Cape Horn Race ®. 

President of the Organisation Committee. Candidature is welcomed from both International Cape Horners Organisations and Yacht Racing Clubs.

Vice President of the Organisation Committee.  Candidature is welcomed from both International Cape Horners Organisations and Yacht Racing Clubs.

 Race Director, Cape Horn Race, 2026 : to be proposed by the President of the Organisation Committee.

Press, Race, Media, Logistics, and Public Relations Manager.

The Organisation Committee...

Race Committee, Protest Committee, and Measurement Committee..

VOLUNTEERS are required. They may be offered free travel and accommodation expenses. The sponsor and spectator luxury cruise ship « Australis » sails from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Punta Arenas, Magellan Strait, via Cape Horn, Chile.


Photo Alec Honey/copyright.  Whitbread RTWR 1973-1974 : Bernie Hosking onboard Great Britain 2 with Pen Duick 6 at the start of the second leg from Cape-Town to Sydney, Australia, November 1973.


Programme to follow at a later date.

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