Photo copyright Alec Honey/AFP.


A Race in a Race Round Cape Horn Island.

 The UNESCO National Park Cabo de Hornos, where the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean meet and strong winds and currents, large waves and icebergs, makes the rounding of Cape Horn : the Vatican of sailing. The first race round Cape Horn Island : more than just a race : more than 30 yachts racing round Cape Horn Island at the same time creates a spectacle.  Spectacle attracts media : media attracts television : where only visibly the best can win !

Photo copyright/Whitbread RTWR /Alec Honey/1973. Great Britain 2 leads Pen Duick 6 on the start-line of the first Whitbread RTWR from Portsmouth on 8 September 1973.


First-time events make history, and have a very long knock-on effect.  The first race round Cape Horn Island with many yachts racing simultaneously past the mythic meridian will have a lasting impact on the history and the future image of yachting.



Visibility, maximum safety and real media impact.

 What was once the graveyard of sailors is now the ultimate human achievement.  Tragedy and comedy meet at the cross-roads between two oceans, where waves fire fury and time stops still.

Time to commemorate the past and celebrate the future.  

Time to thank those that assist our safe passage through these troubled seas. 

Time to unite in friendship and bond with calmer waters, 

in peace.

©️ Alec Honey


Photo copyright Alec Honey/AFP.  Sir Chay Blyth’s « Global Challenge » : yacht  sponsored by Barclays, 2005.


Yacht partner

Sponsorship, partnership, donations are open for every yacht and crew, and publicity is permitted on all yachts (see Pre-Notice of Race for full benefits), and the sponsor name and logo incorporated in social media and press exposure… on an as required basis from 2,500 euros…

Licence partner

 For event clothing, sails, anchor, navigation and technology, race prizes, champagne and local products for commercial sales, development and promotion on an as required basis : cost from 5,000 euros…

The Cape Horn Race Game ® partner(s)

 Online virtual sailing race with simutaneous participation with the real race and under the same climatical and geographical conditions.  The Game will attract over 100,000 players online for publicity and sales promotion.  Partnership-title costs from 10,000 euros.  Price for the players is free.


Please note that the price for all the above partnerships does not include excursions, double or twin cabins on a luxury small spectator ship, nor live television diffusion and post-race TV documentary. Other sponsorship business to business opportunities, including corporate hospitality with guests, are available on request.  The Cape Horn Race Team would be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail.