Mo is Around Cape Horn – November 29th 2018

November 29, 2018

Day 56

Noon Position: 55 59S 67 44w

Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7+

Wind(t/tws): W 15 – 25

Sea(t/ft): W 5

Sky: Overcast with rain and drizzle

10ths Cloud Cover: 10

Bar(mb): 998, rising slowly

Cabin Temp(f): 55

Water Temp(f): 45 (warmer. hmm.)

Relative Humidity(%): 69

Sail: Twin headsails poled out; three reefs in each.

Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 142 (light wind overnight as we moved between weather systems)

Miles since departure: 7471

Avg. Miles/Day: 56


We jumping this post to the head of the line because we’ve just receive a few photos of Randall’s rounding of Cape Horn today. No story yet, except that it was a fine sail, if wet and cold, and he’s tired from the excitement and a few days of inconsistent sleep. He reports he’s headed NE toward Staten Island overnight and will likely trend toward the Falklands from there. There are a couple more pre-Horn posts to come, and then we’re sure Randall will send in the rounding tale when things even out.

26 Comments on “Mo is Around Cape Horn – November 29th 2018

  1. Yay! Bravo! And Three Cheers! from a little Chap, his limey, Mom and his landlubbery Peeps, all tucked up nice and warm here in their down quilts and Orvis slumberballs.

    • Congrats Randall and Team Figure Eight and hooray!! Now for a fleet and SAFE second act. Godspeed.

  2. Woooohoooooooo! We did it! And ‘we’ had the easy part! CONGRATULATIONS! !!!!! A long-anticipated FIRST! Just a preview of what is to come!

  3. Well done Randall Congratulations in rounding then horn! I hope the south Atlantic “Summer” is kinder to you than the last couple of days. Onwards and upwards!

  4. Woohoo!!! Well done Randall!!! I’ve been watching you an the tracker and praying for your success!! God speed!

  5. Absolutely FANTASTIC!! Great photos! You must be so thrilled. Bravo Randall, MO, and Monte. It’s been the greatest pleasure following you. Thank you so very much.

  6. Congratulations, Randall! Your adventurous spirit, courage and sailing skills are amazing and inspiring! Godspeed as your voyage continues.

  7. Congrats on the rounding! Is there a possibility that would see any of the Golden Globe sailors in the area?

  8. Congratulations Captain Randall. What an accomplisment. It must feel good to see land again after 56 days but also a bit strange too.

  9. Congratulations nephew. Well done Captain. Preying for YOU. PROUD OF YOU.

  10. Congrats to Mo’s indomitable crew (First Mate Monte and Captain Reeves)

  11. Awesome Randall. So glad the Horn in a stern. The voyage is so exciting to follow. I look forward to your posts, pictures and videos. Fair winds Todd

  12. Hooray, outstanding work, Randall! What a fascinating adventure you’re going through, and thank you so much for sharing it with us “Virtual Voyagers.” Mighty congratulations on rounding the Horn!

  13. Got a bit behind, but catching up! Amazing to see the updates, pins and needles to say the least! Hope you’re well Randall!

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