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    Re: rounding the horn - trivia
    From: Peter Smith
    Date: 2000 Feb 25, 10:29 AM

    On Friday, February 25, 2000 1:51 AM,
    Russell Sher [mailto:rsher{at}TELLUMAT.COM] said:
    > I read yesterday that a vessel officially rounds Cape Horn when she
    crosses
    > from 50 Deg. South Lat. Back to 50 Deg. South Lat. after passing Cape
    Horn.
    > Perhaps there are some of our list members who have rounded Cape Horn with
    > some resultant interesting bits of info.?
    
    I've heard this referred to as "doubling the Horn". I think this stems from
    the number of ships that passed Cape Horn proper but were then unable to
    make any progress, or were indeed driven back again.
    
    Just as a landing in a light, taildragger aircraft isn't complete until
    you've parked it and tied it down, so a rounding of Cape Horn isn't complete
    until you've escaped the area.
    
     -- Peter
    

       
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