On January 29th 1616 the Dutch Captains Schouten and LeMaire discovered the open sea route South of the Island of Terra del Fuego and they decided to give the most southern point of South America the name of their hometown “Hoorn”, in the Netherlands. In September EUROPA has set sail on a special voyage commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the discovery of Cape Horn. You have still the possibility to join us during the last two legs of this historical voyage. During the last leg of this voyage (Salvador – Punta Arenas) nothing is sure, a real adventure! Weather and wind will shape our route and the result of our attempt to round Cape Horn. In 2013 the EUROPA made an official Cape Horn rounding from West to East, this time, sailing from East to West, it will be a lot more difficult against the prevailing winds and currents.
For more details please see the ships sailing schedule.
The latest position is added every 4 hours, the times are GMT/UTC.