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Solo Circumnavigators via the Three Great Capes - With Stops

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There are 150 solo circumnavigators - with stops

Year   Event   Skipper forename   Skipper surname   Yacht Name
  
Country   Type/Size   Start             Finish         Route   Time                Time days   Ave.Speed   Notes                 Links  
1943 Vito Dumas Lehg II ARG 9.50m mono 27/06/1942 Montevideo Buenos Aires East-about 272 days 272 First to complete a solo circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean via the three Great Capes, stopping only at Cape Town, Wellington and Valparaiso link
1958 Marcel Bardiaux Les Quatre Vents FRA 9.38m mono 1950 La Havre 1958 Paris West-about First Frenchman to complete a solo circumnavigation via Cape Horn link
1965 William E Nance Cardinal Virtue AUS 7.69m mono 1963 Brixham 02/02/1965 Buenos Aires East-about First Australian to complete a solo circumnavigation of the 3 Great Capes, also in the smallest yacht. link
1967 Sir Francis Chichester Gipsy Moth IV GBR 16.15m mono 27/08/1966 Plymouth 28/05/1967 Plymouth East-about 226 days 226 First to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capes, making only 1 stop - Sydney link
1968 Sir Alec Rose Lively Lady GBR 10.97m mono 16/07/1967 Portsmouth 04/05/1968 Portsmouth East-about 354 days 354 Two stops, Melbourne & Bluff link
1968 Wilfried Erdmann Kathena GER 7,62m mono 1967 Alicante 07/05/1968 Helgoland East-about 421 days 421 First German solo circumnavigation link
1973 Krysztof Baranowski Polenz POL 13.71m mono 17/06/1972 Plymouth 24/06 1973 Plymouth East-about 272 days 272 Sailed via Newport, Cape Town, Hobart and Port Stanley link
1973 Alain Colas Manureva FRA 20.80m tri 08/09/1973 Saint-Malo 28/03/1974, Saint-Malo East-about 169 days 169 One stop in Sydney, beats Francis Chichester's record by 32 days link
1973 Ambrogio Fogar Surprise ITA 11.58m mono West-about First Italian and 50th person to sail singlehanded around the world - more info required link
1973 Edward Allcard Sea Wanderer GBR 10.97m mono 1957 Antigua 1973 West-about Story told in his 2016 book Solo around Cape Horn – and beyond... I ISBN 978-0-9560722-4-5. link
1973 Cdr. William (Bill) King Galway Blazer II GBR 12.80m mono 1970 23/05/1973 East-about Via Panama? 400 miles west of Fremantle, yacht was hit by a whale and severely damaged. more info required link
1974 Yoh (Hirishi) Aoki Ahodori II JPN 6.40m mono 1971 Osaka 1974 Osaka East-about 3 years 2 months 1129 Smallest boat. Via San Francisco, Acapulco, Galapagos islands, Easter island, Cape Horn, Buenos Aires, Cape town and Sydney link
1977 Gedaliah Shtirmer New Penny ISR 7.5m mono East-about more info required link
1978 Dame Naomi James Express Crusader NZL 16.15m mono 09/09/1977 Dartmouth 08/061978 Dartmouth East-about 272 days 272 first woman to sail solo around the world via Cape Horn, link
1978 Brigitte Oudry Gea FRA 10.5m mono 1977 from Mediterranean return to Med 1978 East-about Stops in St Helene, Cape Town, , La Reunion, Sydney, Tahiti, Falklands, Buenos Aires & Azores more info required link
1979 Cees den Hartoog Sentijn NED more info required
1980 David Scott Cowper Ocean Bound GBR 12.50m mono 19/08/1979 Plymouth 17/05/1982 Plymouth West-about 237 days 237 5.91 knots Record solo circumnavigation West-about with one stop in Albany, Australia. First to make solo circumnavigations in both directions via Cape Horn link
1982 James Spencer Serenity II USA 13.4m mono 2/12/1979 Gulfport MS. USA 19/03/1982 Gulfport MS. USA East-about 275 days 275 6.5 knots Key West Florida, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominical Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Martin, Trinidad, Guyana, LaPakira, Salvadore, Rio De Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Port Elizabeth, Perth, Doughtful Island, Esperance Bay, Port Lonsdale, Port Phillip Bay, Sunday Island, Mallacoota, Bowen Island, Sydney, Houghton Bay, Cape Horn 19/11/1981, Rio Gallegos Punta Madanosa, Puert Piramida, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Natal, Saol Luis, Trinidad,  Curacao, Caratasco Honduras, Belize, Cancun Mexico.
1982 Paul Rodgers Spirit of Pentax GBR 17.06m mono Attempt at a double solo non-stop circumnavigation, but forced to stop second time round in Cape Town, More info required link
1982 Ken'ichi Horie Mermaid JPN 8,53m mono 1978 1982 North-South More info required link
1983 BOC Challenge Philippe Jeantot Credit Agricole FRA 17.07m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 03/02/1983 Newport East-about 159d 02h 26' 01" 159 1st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Bertie Reed Altech Voortrekker SAF 14.94m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 15/02/1983 Newport East-about 170d 16h 51' 21" 170 2nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Richard Broadhead Perseverance of Medina GBR 15.65m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 08/03/1983 Newport East-about 192d 10h 06' 46" 192 3rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro. Stopped in Southern Ocean to rescue French sailor Jacques de Roux link
1983 BOC Challenge Neville Gosson Leda Pier One AUS 16.15m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 18/03/1983 Newport East-about 202d 02h 18' 25" 202 4th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Yukoh Tada Koden Okera V JPN 13.41m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 24/03/1983 Newport East-about 207d 13h 53' 45" 207 1st Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Francis Stokes Moonshine USA 11.89m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 25/03/1983 Newport East-about 209d 01h 32' 49" 209 2nd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Richard Konkolski Nike III CZC/USA 13.41m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 30/03/1983 Newport East-about 213d 16h 46' 26" 213 3rd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Guy Bernardin Ratso ll FRA 11.58m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 06/04/1983 Newport East-about 221d 11h 50' 58" 221 4th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Dan Byrne Fantasy USA 12.19m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 13/04/1983 Newport East-about 228d 09h 58' 53" 228 5th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 BOC Challenge Richard McBride City of Dunedin NZL 12.08m mono 28/08/1982 Newport 19/05/1983 Newport East-about 264d 04h 49' 50" 264 6th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1983 Mark Schrader Resourceful USA 12.12m mono 30/09/1982 Cape Flattery 22/06/1983 Cape Flattery East-about 199d 17h 199 5.67 knots First American to round the five southernmost Capes link
1983 Yves Gelinas Jean-du-Sud. CAN 9.14m mono 01/09/1981 St Malo 09/05/1983 Gaspé East-about 282 days 282 4.14 knots One stop in Chatham Islands to repair broken mast following a capsize in the South Pacific. link
1985 Nikolai Dzambasov Tangara BUL 11.0m mono 01/09/1983 Sozopol 25/07/1985 Sozopol East-about 693 days 693 First Bulgarian to circumnavigate the globe. More info required http://www.geology.bas.bg/oldsite/koko/index_en.html link
1987 BOC Challenge Philippe Jeantot Credit Agricole III FRA 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 11/01/1987 Newport East-about 134d 05h 23' 56" 134 1st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Titouan Lamazou Ecureuil FRA 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 15/01/1987 Newport East-about 137d 17h 36' 06" 137 2nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Jean-Yves Terlain UAP FRA 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 24/01/1987 Newport East-about 146d 10h 58' 10" 146 3rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Guy Bernardin Biscuits Lu FRA 18.20m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 24/01/1987 Newport East-about 146d 12h 51' 34" 146 4th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge John Martin Tuna Marine SAF 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 24/01/1987 Newport East-about 147d 08h 14' 00" 147 5th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Ian Kiernan Triple M Spirit of Sydney AUS 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 03/02/1987 Newport East-about 156d 16h 03' 38" 156 6th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Bertie Reed Stabilo Boss SAF 18.29m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 10/02/1987 Newport East-about 163d 21h 47' 56" 163 7th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge David White Legend Securities USA 17.06m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 11/02/1987 Newport East-about 164d 23h 06' 22" 164 8th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Mike Plant Airco Distributer USA 15.21m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 04/02/1987 Newport East-about 157d 11h 44'44" 157 1st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Jean-Luc Van Den Heede Let's Go FRA 13.79m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 07/02/1987 Newport East-about 161d 00h 07' 16" 161 2nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Harry Harkimo Belmont Finland FIN 12.92m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 14/02/1987 Newport East-about 168d 09h 21' 13" 168 3rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Hall Roth American Flag USA 15.24m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 18/02/1987 Newport East-about 171d 19h 58' 18" 171 4th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Richard Konkolski Declaration of Independence CZC/USA 13.41m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 18/02/1987 Newport East-about 172d 06h 41' 03" 172 5th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Mark Schrader Lone Star USA 14.93m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 22/02/1987 Newport East-about 175d 14h 23' 52" 175 6th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge Pentti Salmi Colt by Rettig FIN 14.80m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 23/02/1987 Newport East-about 175d 18h 02' 39" 175 7th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1987 BOC Challenge John Hughes Joseph Young CAN 12.55m mono 30/08/1986 Newport 12/04/1987 Newport East-about 224d 13h 55' 24" 224 8th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro link
1990 Vendée Globe Mike Plant Duracell USA 18.29m mono 1989 Les Sables d'Olonne 1990 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about 134 days 134 Forced to stop and make repairs in Campbell Island NZ but completed the course to establish an American solo circumnavigation record link
1990 Vendée Globe Patrice Carpentier Le Nouvel Observateur FRA 18.29m mono 1989 Les Sables d'Olonne 1990 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about Stopped in Falkland Islands to repair windvane steering, but completed the course link
1990 Vendée Globe Guy Bernadin O-Kay FRA 18.29m mono 1989 Les Sables d'Olonne 1990 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about Stopped because of toothache but completed the course link
1990 Olivier de Kersauson Poulain FRA 23.00m tri 1989 Ushant 1999 Ushant East-about 125d 19h 32' 125 One stop. more info required link
1991 Istvan Kopar Salammbo HUN 9.45 m mono 27.07/1990 Gibraltar 14/05/1991 Gibraltar East-about 277 days 277 5.2 knots First Hungarian to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capes, One stop in Fremantle link
1991 BOC Challenge Christophe Auguin Groupe Sceta FRA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 15/01/1991 Newport East-about 121d 22h 36' 35" 121 1st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Alain Gautier Generali Concorde FRA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 16/01/1991 Newport East-about 122d 12h 55' 17" 122 2nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Philippe Jeantot Credit Agricole IV FRA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 23/01/1991 Newport East-about 129d 14h 49' 42" 129 3rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Mike Plant Duracell USA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 26/01/1991 Newport East-about 132d 20h 01' 02" 132 4th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Kanga Birtles Jarken Yacht Builders AUS 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 29/01/1991 Newport East-about 135d 21h 38' 47" 135 5th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge David Adams Innkeeper AUS 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 29/01/1991 Newport East-about 136d 04h 42' 20" 136 6th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Isabelle Autissier Ecureuil Poutou-Charentes FRA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 01/02/1991 Newport East-about 139d 04h 48' 31" 139 7th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Bertie Reed Grinaker SAR 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 02/02/1991 Newport East-about 140d 04h 52' 15" 140 8th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Jose de Ugarte BBV Expo '92 SPA 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 03/02/1991 Newport East-about 140d 16h 31' 11" 140 9th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Nándor Fa Alba Rega HUN 18.29m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 28/02/1991 Newport East-about 165d 23h 25' 47" 165 10th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Yves Dupasquer Servant V FRA 15.24m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 04/02/1991 Newport East-about 141d 15h 49' 27" 141 1st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Don McIntyre Buttercup AUS 15.24m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 16/02/1991 Newport East-about 153d 12h 21' 20" 153 2nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Josh Hall New Spirit of Ipswich GBR 15.24m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 19/02/1991 Newport East-about 157d 04h 08' 17" 157 3rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Jack Boye Project City Kids USA 15.20m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 21/02/1991 Newport East-about 158d 15h 53' 59" 158 4th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Hal Roth Sebago USA 15.16m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 15/04/1991 Newport East-about 211d 17h 12' 43" 211 5th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Paul Thackaberry Volcano USA 15.20m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 14/03/1991 Newport East-about 180d 07h 39' 42" 180 1st Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Robin Davie Global Explorer GBR 12.19m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 16/03/1991 Newport East-about 181d 18h 17' 17" 181 2nd Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1991 BOC Challenge Minoru Saito Shutendohji II JPN 15.20m mono 15/09/1990 Newport 01/04/1991 Newport East-about 197d 20h 10' 59" 197 3rd Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1992 Jan Wit Bastaert van Campen NED 12.00m mono 07/09/1991 Plymouth 22/03/1992 Plymouth East-about 268 days 268 One stop in Hobart link
1992 William Pinkney Commitment USA 14.32m mono 05/08/1990 Boston 09/06/1992 Boston East-about 672d inc. stops Via Cape Town and Hobart. First African/American to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capes link
1992 Kyoko Imakiire Umiren JPN 10.64m mono 12/10/1991 Kagoshima 05/06/1992 Kagoshima East-about 278 days 278 Suffered self-steering failure off the Australian coast on 28/04/1992 and accepted outside assistance with helicopter dropping spare parts link
1993 Vendée Globe Bernard Gallay Vuarnet Watches SUI 18.29m mono 1992 Les Sables d'Olonne 1993 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about Forced to make two stopovers after autopilot and structural problems with rig link
1993 Peter Keig Zeal IRL 11.58m mono September 1992 Liverpool April 1993 Liverpool East-about 228 days 228 5.5 knots 3-week stopover in Sydney. RIN International Oceanic Award winner link
1994 Jure _terk SLO 6.5m mono 1991 1994 East-about First Slovenian to complete a solo circumnavigation. Lost at sea during second circumnavigation in 2009. More info required. link
1995 BOC Challenge Christophe Auguin Sceta-Calberson FRA 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 17/01/1995 Charleston East-about 121d 17h 11' 46" 121 1st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Steve Pettengill Hunters Child USA 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 23/01/1995 Charleston East-about 128d 04h 03' 09" 128 2nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Jean-Luc Van Den Heede Vendee Enterprises FRA 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 25/01/1995 Charleston East-about 129d 17h 59' 38" 129 3rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge David Scully Coyote USA 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 28/01/1995 Charleston East-about 133d 00h 56' 35" 133 4th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Jean Jacques Provoyeur Novell South Africa SAF 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 28/01/1995 Charleston East-about 133d 05h 11' 41" 133 5th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Arnet Taylor Thursday's Child USA 18.29m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 05/04/1995 Charleston East-about 200d 01h 45' 26" 200 6th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge David Adams True Blue Aus 15.24m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 26/01/1995 Charleston East-about 131d 05h 06' 39" 131 1st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Giovanni Soldini Kodak ITA 15.24m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 29/01/1995 Charleston East-about 134d 00h 46' 40" 134 2nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Niah Vaughan Jimroda II GBR 15.24m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 03/03/1995 Charleston East-about 166d 16h 06' 13" 166 3rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Alan Nebauer Newcastle Australia AUS 15.24m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 18/03/1995 Charleston East-about 181d 13h 46' 28" 181 4th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este. Went to the rescue of fellow competitor Josh Hall, from his sinking yacht during the first leg. link
1995 BOC Challenge Robin Davie Cornwall GBR 12.19m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 02/04/1995 Charleston East-about 197d 04h 15' 28" 197 5th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1995 BOC Challenge Minoru Saito Shutendohji II JPN 15.20m mono 17/09/1994 Charleston 06/05/1995 Charleston East-about 231d 10h 10' 55" 223 6th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este link
1996 David Dicks Seaflight AUS 10.36m mono Feb 1996 Fremantle Nov 1996 Fremantle East-about At 17, was youngest to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation, but gained assistance off Falklands accepting a rigging bolt dropped by helicopter link
1996 Samantha Brewster Heath Insured II GBR 20.42m mono 1995 Southampton July 1996 Southampton West-about 247d 14h 51' 7" 247 3.66 knots Assisted solo circumnavigation. link
1997 Vendée Globe Isabelle Autissier PRB GBR 18.29m mono 03/11/1996 Les Sables d'Olonne Les Sables d'Olonne East-about Forced to make one stop in Cape Town during 1996/97 Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world Race to replace a broken rudder link
1997 Vendée Globe Yves Parlier Aquitaine Innovations GBR 18.29m mono 03/11/1996 Les Sables d'Olonne Les Sables d'Olonne East-about 6th 1996/97 Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world Race link
1998 Karen Thorndike Amelia USA 10.97m mono 1996 San Diego 18/09/1998 San Diego East-about 2 years 2 weeks Assisted solo circumnavigation. Became ill close to the Falklands, rescued by Royal Navy and hospitalized for three months with angina pectoris, link
2009 Vendée Globe Vincent Riou PRB FRA 18.29m mono 09/11/2008 Les Sables d'Olonne Les Sables d'Olonne East-about DNF Awarded 3rd equal, after rescuing Jean le Cam, and damaging his own boat in the process, which led to his own dismasting and retirement the following day. link
1999 Around Alone Giovanni Soldini FILA ITA 18.29m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 20/01/1999 Charleston East-about 116 days 116 1st Class One with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Marc Thiercelin Somewhere FRA 18.29m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 03/02/1999 Charleston East-about 130 days 130 2nd Class One with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Jean Pierre Mouligne Cray Valley FRA 15.24m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 05/02/1999 Charleston East-about 132 days 132 1st Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Michael Garside Magellan Alpha GBR 15.24m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 11/02/1999 Charleston East-about 138 days 138 2nd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Brad van Liew Balance Bar USA 15.24m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 23/02/1999 Charleston East-about 150 days 150 3rd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Viktor Yazykov Wind of Change RUS 12.2m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 13/03/1999 Charleston East-about 168 days 168 4th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Neal Paterson www.no-barriers.com SAF 26/09/1998 Charleston 09/04/1999 Charleston East-about 195 days 195 5th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Minoru Saito Shutendohji II JPN 15.2m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 17/04/1999 Charleston East-about 203 days 203 6th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Around Alone Neil Hunter Paladin II AUS 12.2m mono 26/09/1998 Charleston 30/04/1999 Charleston East-about 216 days 216 7th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Este link
1999 Peter Keig Zeal IRL 11.58m mono September 1997 Liverpool April 1999 Belfast East-about 224 days 224 5.5 knots 12-month stopover in Sydney. Awarded the Ocean Cruising Club award of Merit. link
1999 Azhar Mansor Jahur Gemilang MAL 15.2m mono 1998 Langkawi 1999 Langkawi East-about 190d 6h 57' 2s" 190 4.76 knots First Malaysian to sail solo around the world via the three Great Capes link
2002 Around Alone Bernard Stamm Bobst Group Armor Lux SUI 18.29m mono 15/09/2002 New York 08/01/2003 Newport East-about 115 days 1st Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Thierry Dubois Solidaires FRA 18.29m mono 15/09/2002 New York 11/01/2003 Newport East-about 118 days 2nd Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Simone Bianchetti Tiscali ITA 18.29m mono 15/09/2002 New York 21/02/2003 Newport East-about 159 days 3rd Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Emma Richards Pindar GBR 18.29m mono 15/09/2002 New York 24/02/2003 Newport East-about 131 days 4th Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Bruce Schwab Ocean Planet USA 18.29m mono 15/09/2002 New York 21/02/2003 Newport East-about 159 day 5th Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Brad van Liew Tommy Hilfiger USA 15.24m mono 15/09/2002 New York 10/02/2003 Newport East-about 148 days 1st Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Tim Kent Everest Horizontal USA 15.24m mono 15/09/2002 New York 03/03/2003 Newport East-about 169 days 2nd Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Derek Hatfield Spirit of Canada CAN 12.19m mono 15/09/2002 New York 18/05/2003 Newport East-about 245 days 3rd Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Kojiro Shiraishi Spirit of Yukoh JPN 12.19m mono 15/09/2002 New York 14/03/2003 Newport East-about 180 days 4th Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Around Alone Alan Paris BTC Velocity BER 12.19m mono 15/09/2002 New York 05/04/2003 Newport East-about 202 days 5th Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvador link
2002 Andre de Mello Déjà Vu BRA 10.67m mono East-about 189 189 Southern hemisphere circumnavigation
2002 Edwin Arnold Nomad USA 10.85m mono 2001 Sitka 2001 Sitka East-about Stopped for repairs in Cape Town and Adelaide
2003 Ewe Röttgering FanFan! GER 12.19m mono 2001 Hooksiel 2003 Hooksiel North-South 26 months 50,213 mile solo circumnavigation via Greenland, Arctic Ocean Islands, New Zealand, Midway Atoll, Chile, Cape Horn, South Georgia, Cape Town, Newport and Faroe Islands. link
2007 Velux 5 Oceans Bernard Stamm Cheminées Poujoulat SUI 18.29m mono 22/10/2006 Bilbao 2007 Bilbao East- about 103 days 103 1st Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolk link
2007 Velux 5 Oceans Kojiro Shiraishi Spirit of Yukoh JPN 18.29m mono 22/10/2006 Bilbao 2007 Bilbao East- about 118 days 119 2nd Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolk link
2007 Velux 5 Oceans Unai Basurko Pakea SPN 18.29m mono 22/10/2006 Bilbao 2007 Bilbao East- about 158 days 158 3rd Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolk link
2007 Velux 5 Oceans Sir Robin Knox-Johnston SAGA Insurance GBR 18.29m mono 22/10/2006 Bilbao 2007 Bilbao East- about 159 days 159 4th Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolk link
2007 Velux 5 Oceans Graham Dalton A Southern Man-AGD NZL 15.24m mono 22/10/2006 Bilbao 19/06/2007 Bilbao East- about Finished race out of time after making stops in Porto Santos, Kerguelen, Fremantle, Bluff, Falkland Islands , Fortaleza, and Norfolk link
2008 Adrian Flanagan Barrabas GBR 12.19m mono 28/10/2005 Southampton 21/05/2008 Southampton North-South 349 days 349 3.68 knots Expedition duration incl over-wintering in Alaska and Norway 937 days. 374 days at sea incl periods at anchor link
2009 Portimão Global Ocean Race Michael Kleinjans Roaring Forty BEL 12.19m mono 12/10/2008 Portimão 27/06/2009 2009 Portimão East-about 1st and only finisher in the solo division, with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Ilhabela & Charleston link
2008 Tamio Meguro Dharma JPN 8.53m mono 11/06/2006 Whangarei 07/05/2008 Whangarei East- about Rounded Cape Horn 29th Dec. 2006. Distance sailed 34,550 nm
2010 Capt. Dilip Donde Mhadei IND 17.07m mono 19/08/2009 Mumbai 19/05/2010 Mumbai East-about 157 days. 157 First Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation, calling at Fremantle, Lyttleton, Port Stanley, Cape Town link
2011 Jeanne Socrates Nereida GBR 11.58 mono 09/03/2010 Cape Town 06/05/2011 Cape Town East-about 432 Via Cape Flattery WA USA. Stops were in Nelson (NZ), Honolulu, Port Townsend, Vancouver/Gibsons/Victoria (Canada), Ushuaia, Stanley (Falklands)
2011 Paddy Macklin Tessa GBR 8.23m mono 17/12/2009 Falmouth 12/05/2011 Falmouth East-about 512 512 link
2011 Minoru Saito Shuten-doji II JPN 15.24m mono 10/2008 Yokohama 17/09/2011Yokohama West-about 1,080 days 1080 8th solo circumnavigation. at 77 years and 8 months, he was then the oldest circumnavigation. Made 11 stops enroute link
2011 Velux 5 Oceans Brad Van Liew Le Pingouin USA 18.29m mono 17/10/2010 La Rochelle 2011 La Rochelle East-about 118d 10h 17' 118 1st with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charleston link
2011 Velux 5 Oceans Zbigniew Gutowski Operon Racing POL 18.29m mono 17/10/2010 La Rochelle 2011 La Rochelle East-about 140d 14h 37' 140 2nd with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este, Brazil & Charleston link
2011 Velux 5 Oceans Derek Hatfield Active House CAN 18.29m mono 17/10/2010 La Rochelle 2011 La Rochelle East-about 130d 15h 42' 130 3rd with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charleston link
2011 Velux 5 Oceans Chris Stanmore-Major Spartan GBR 18.29m mono 17/10/2010 La Rochelle 2011 La Rochelle East-about 140d 04h 10' 140 4th with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charleston link
2013 Gerry Hughes Quest III GBR 12.95m mono 01/09 2012 Firth of Clyde 08/05/2013 Firth of Clyde East-about 210 days 210 First profoundly deaf person to complete a solo circumnavigation. Made one stop in Hobart link
2016 Joe Harris Gryphon Solo 2 USA 14.19m mono 15/11/2015 Newport 06/05/2016 Newport East-about 152d 23h 10m 24s 152 Finish date TBC. Had stops in Cape Town and Pirialopolis, Uruguay. link
2017 Vendée Globe Enda O’Coineen Kilcullen Voyager – Team Ireland IRL 18.29m mono Les Sables d'Olonne 02/04/2018 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about Dismasted on 01/01/2017 180 miles SE of New Zealand where he stopped, re-rigged the yacht and continued voyage back to Les Sables d'Olonne link
2017 Round Antarctica Cup Lisa Blair Climate Action Now AUS 15.24m mono 22/01/2017 Albany 25/07/ 2017 Albany East-about 183d 7h 21' 38" 183 First woman to sail solo around Antarctica with a stop in Cape Town ratified by the WSSRC link
2018 Jerome Rand Mighty Sparrow USA 9.75m mono 3/10/2017 Gloucester 30/06/2018 Gloucester East-about 271 days 271 Via the Snares Rocks south of NZ and Falkland Islands link
2018 Bill Hatfield L'Eau Commotion GBR 11.58m mono 23/07/2017 Queensland 10/09/2018 Queensland West-about 414 days 414 At 79, the oldest person to complete a west-about solo circumnavigation, with one stop in the Falkland Islands link
2019 La Longue Route Francis Tolan Alizes II FRA 13.11m mono East-about Stood by Loïc Lepage during rescue in Indian Ocean and stopped in Dunedin where he and his cat Navy, were quarantined. link
2019 La Longue Route Gilles Huot Peregrina FRA 14.00 mono 16/09/2018 Brest 02/05/2019 Brest East-about 229 229 Rounded Cape Horn 07/02/2019. Tecnical stop in Mar del Plata link
2019 La Longue Route Manu Wattercamps Celeste FRA 13.00m mono 26/08/2018 Lorient January 2019 Lorient East-about Made one stop in Argentina before returning to Lorient in January 2019 link
2019 La Longue Route Kjell Litwin Selene SWE 9.75m mono 10/06/2018 Falmouth 17/06/2019 Brighton East-about 346 days. 346 Ran out of water in Indian Ocean and accepted outside assistance, and stopped in Hobart to replace windvane and clean hull link
2019 Randell Reeves Moli USA 13.72m mono 30/09/2018 San Francisco 19/10/2018 San Francisco Figure-of-8 First to complete a solo Figure-of-eight double circumnavigation via Cape Horn , around Antarctica, up through the Atlantic Ocean, across the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest passage, and back down around Alaska to San Francisco. link
2020 Bill Norrie Pixie CAN 8.53m mono 01/09/2019 Victoria 03/09/2020 Victoria East-about 304 Via Gambiers, Isla Hershel, Stanley, Cape Town & Lyttelton Harbour NZ. 304 days at sea. link
2021 Vendée Globe Isabelle Joschke MACSF GER 18.29m mono 08/11/2020 Les Sables d'Olonne 24/02/2021 Les Sables d'Olonne East-about 107d 20h 54m 108 Retired from 2021 Vendee Globe with Canting Keel Mechanism Failure retired unaided Salvador, Bahia. She completed the race unofficial in a time of 107d 20h 54m. link
2021 Vendée Globe Samantha Davies Initiatives-coeur GBR 18.29 mono 08/11/2020 Les Sables d'Olonne Les Sables d'Olonne East-about 109d 23h 40m 109 Retired from 2021 Vendee Globe with keel damage following collision with unidentified floating object; retired unaided in Cape Town. She continued outside the race unofficially in a time of 109d 23h 40m. link

This Register of Cape Horners who have completed solo circumnavigations via the three great Capes - Good Hope, Leeuwin and The Horn, has been compiled from information within the public domain. We are always grateful for amendments, corrections and notice of any new claimants to the title 'Cape Horner' Please contact secretary@capehorners.org

Compiled by Robert Cambrensis & Barry Pickthall. Updated by Barry Pickthall & Andrew Halcrow.
© Int. Assoc. of Cape Horners 2020