Andy Leemann of Palma yacht Center and Marine Superstore is once again planning a major RIB expedition, this time to the remote areas of Pategonia and eventually down to Cape Horn.
Fancy joining this unique Expedition?
· End of the World – Expedition 2016 January
· Navigating Cape Horn
· 3500 km with Rigid Inflatables Boats
· Chile – Argentina
· Patagonia – Strait of Magellan – Cape Horn
Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer and navigator in the service of Charles I of Spain, became the first European to navigate the Strait of Magellan in 1520, during his voyage to circumnavigate the globe. The sea passage around Cape Horn (the Drake Passage) is notorious for its huge seas, violent winds, strong currents and general danger. It is the graveyard for many tall ships that took this route when sailing from one side of the Americas to the other. Until the Panama Canal opened in 1914, the Strait of Magellan was the main route for steamships travelling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
We will be cruising from Puerto Montt through the Southern channels and fjords to the Magellan Strait, from there we navigate towards Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia which will be an unforgettable experience, and that is the reason why we are tackling this challenge with two 28 foot Rigid Inflatable Boats, powered by strong Outboard engines, not only to enjoy Patagonia’s natural beauty, but also to get an insider’s view of life at the End of the World.
The ultimate goal will be to navigate around the famous Cape Horn.
If you feel like joining us on this journey, please get in touch with Andy Leemann for more details.
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