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    Re: Rounding the Horn
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2000 Feb 27, 13:41 EST

    Not my globle either!
    That's what I get for cutting and pasting
    with the text and then not re-reading it
    carefully enough. It should read "WEST to EAST" for
    Pacific to Atlantic and "EAST to WEST" for Atlantic
    to Pacific".
    --  Gordon
    "Roger M. Derby" wrote:
    >
    > Just a small point.  Going from the Pacific to the Atlantic is not "east to
    > west" on my globe.
    >
    > My wife and I were two of the 600 some passengers on NCL Norwegian Crown's
    > cruise from Buenos Aires to Valpariso this January.  Even with 24,000+
    > horsepower available, the Captain was unable to overcome the prevailing
    > currents and 60+ knot headwinds to reach Cabo Hornos.  After trying for many
    > hours and making most of both crew and passengers ill, he gave up and headed
    > for the Beagle Channel.  (Depart Stanley, Falkland Islands, 1700, 1/7/00.
    > Arrive Ushuaia 0700, 1/9/00)  We were later told that two other ships tried
    > to reach the rock and failed that day.  One reported hurricane force winds.
    > I wouldn't try the westbound passage in a sailboat.  Eastbound might be a
    > fine sleigh ride if you can keep the barnacled side down.
    >
    > Roger
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Gordon J. Talge <gtalge{at}XXX.XXX>
    > To: <NAVIGATION-L{at}XXX.XXX>
    > Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2000 2:33 AM
    > Subject: Rounding the Horn
    >
    > > I seem to remember on ESPN2 a while back they had
    > > video of a yacht race and part of it was around the
    > > Horn. I was getting seasick just watching it on TV!
    > >
    > > One of the sail boats overturned and the pilot,
    > > ( What do you call a one person yacht person? )
    > > was trapped upside down until the Navy came and
    > > got them.
    > >
    > > I also seem to remember that you go around from the
    > > Pacific to the Atlantic, East to West, and not
    > > the other way around, unless you want to play
    > > Capt Bligh.
    > >
    > > --  Gordon
    <PRE>
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                                          ,,,
                                         (. .)
             +------------------------ooO-(_)-Ooo---------------------+
             |   Gordon Talge WB6YKK/6          e-mail: gtalge{at}XXX.XXX |
             |   / /(_)_ __  _   ___  __                              |
             |  / / | | '_ \| | | \ \/ /  Debian/GNU                  |
             | / /__| | | | | |_| |>  <   Choice of a GNU Generation  |
             | \____/_|_| |_|\__,_/_/\_\                              |
             |  QTH: Loma Linda, CA            Lat.  N  34? 03.1'     |
             |                      .oooO      Long. W 117? 15.2'     |
             |   - E Aho Laula -     (  )   Oooo. - Wider is Better - |
             +------------------------\ (---(  )----------------------+
                                       \_)  ) /
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