Worldwide live television diffusion direct from Cape Horn.
Photographic glaciers, icescape, seascape, and snowscape peaks of Patagonia
The Cape Horn Race ® is short, sharp, with high media impact, and less expensive. It is akin to an upside-down Fastnet Race, or a Sydney to Hobart in length of less than 1,000 nautical miles. Both these races attract a record number of entries. To ensure a high participation and a large number of yachts racing round Cape Horn Island at the same time, yacht clubs in South American and European countries are invited to organise their own feed-in qualifying non-stop rally to Port Stanley, and back as required after Cape Horn Race. ®
Feed-in ports or yacht clubs in South America may include Buenos Aires, Argentina ; Puerto Williams, and Punta Arenas, Magellan Strait, Chile ; and Punta del Este, Uruguay. European ports designated include SNM. Marseille, France ; Malta ; and Portsmouth, UK. Feed-in ports may organise their own event under their own budget, which does not include the entry fee for Cape Horn Race ®. The Cape Horn Race Team will liaise and coordinate race activity, but each yacht, has its own spirit of liberty within Cape Horn Race Notice of Race rules. Please apply, if you wish to be considered as a candidate for a feed-in port, yacht club or feed-in race.
Photo Alec Honey/1973/copyright. Preparation prior to the start of the first Whitbread RTWR in Vernon Creek, Portsmouth Harbour, 8 September 1973.
Overall winning yacht IRC (1st, 2nd, 3rd) Cape Horn Race Trophies
Fastest yacht on overall compensated time: being the total of compensated time for part 1 and part 2, whatever yacht category. Yachts must have completed both parts of the race to qualify, including the “Round Cape Horn Island Race” ® “Cape Horn Cup” ® Chile.
1st Prize : 1,000 euros.
2nd Prize : 750 euros
3rd Prize : 500 euros.
Overall winning yacht IRC (1st, 2nd, 3rd). All ladies team.
Cape Horn Ladies Trophy ©️
Overall winning yacht IRC (1st, 2nd, 3rd ). All youth team with all crew under 26 years on 26/1/26.
Cape Horn Youth Trophy ©️
Other prizes, including Cape Horn Cup ® will be added, and they will be listed by 1 January 2025, at the latest, in the Notice of Race or by amendment. Donations for prizes by sponsors, partners, product partners and individuals in return for publicity of their prize title-name, which is a cost-effective investment. Please donate generously.
Punta del Este, Uruguay : known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, thanks to its beauful beaches, upscale resorts, vibrant nightlife and lively entertainment scene.
« Cape Horn Challenge » ® : Puerto Williams, Chile, to Cape Horn, Chile.
« Magellan Grand Prix » ® : Punta Arenas, Magellan Strait, Chile, to Port Stanley
« Cape Horn Team Challenge » ® : Buenos Aires, Argentina to Port Stanley
« Cape Horn Global Challenge » ® : Punta del Este, Uruguay to Port Stanley
Title-Partnership for any of the above events is 10,000 euros.
Photo Alec Honey/copyright. Sir Chay Blyth, skipper of Great Britain 2 in the Tasman Strait in the first Whitbread RTWR, 1973.
Cape Horn Race Team wish to thank the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) for their discussion concerning race safety, and wish to thank the Falkland Islands Government, and the Island Security for their kind interest in the race.
The Team would like to thank the National Maritime Prefect of Argentina, and Yacht Club Argentino for their interest, as well as members of YCA and the Yacht Club of Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The team wishes to thank the Chilean Navy, The Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy for his safety support, pilotage, and surveillance of safe passage in Chilean waters ; President of the Chilean Cape Horners Brotherhood ; the Commander Chilean Navy at Puerto Williams, and Race Director of CEDENA, Community Youth sail-training centre, Puerto Williams.
A Committee of Honour and a Steering Committee will be formed to include the sponsors.
If you are interested in making a donation and/or putting your name forward for any Honorary title or executive function, then please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring +33 682 311 463.