Traffic jam at Cape Horn

Two race boats from two seperate races rounded cape horn at the same time on Tuesday March 9th.

The boats are Neutrogena, an Open 60 racing in the double handed Barcelona World Race and Sodeb'o, a huge trimaran the is challenging for the Jules Vern trophy for fastest single handed voyage around the world.  

In fact four other boats from the velux 5 oceans race also rounded the horn this week.  I find this remarkable because it points to the number of sailing races that are all happening at the same time.  All the boats from every race set their start date so that they pass cape horn during the peak of the southern hemisphere summer when it is safest, thus creating a relative traffic jam of boats in one of the most remote and hostile places on the planet.

The following is video from Sodeb'o