Halcrow rounds the Horn

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Intrepid mariner Andrew Halcrow made it round Cape Horn and moved from the Atlantic into the Pacific at 7.15pm yesterday evening.

The lone yachtsman, now well on his way to his non-stop round-the-world voyage, phoned his partner Alyson a couple of moments earlier to share the moment.

His yacht Elsi Arrub was only nine-miles south of the notorious cape and luckily conditions had been really favourable, Alyson wrote in the online log, with a force five to six east-north-easterly driving the yacht westward.

She stated: “As you can imagine, Andrew is delighted never imagining Elsi would be round the Horn.  He went below to pour a dram (as did I and our respective families) and tipped a tot and raised our glasses to sailors past and present who have been through these exciting, turbulent waters.  A big day for Andrew and Elsi – well done!”

There will be more detail on Andrew’s continuing adventures in The Shetland Times newspaper.

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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