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    Re: Rounding the Horn
    From: Roger M. Derby
    Date: 2000 Feb 27, 10:17 AM

    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.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From  Gordon J. Talge 
    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

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