Keep on sailing
Congratulations to Nick Pochin and his crew who are rounding Cape Horn, east-to-west aboard Festina Lente, Nick’s Discovery 55. Nick has already completed a circumnavigation with Blue Water Rally, and was kind enough to offer me a berth from Port Tewfik in Egypt to Crete, while I was covering Gipsy Moth IV’s 2nd circumnavigation organised by YM.
Rounding the Horn has long been a dream for Nick, who is an unflappable skipper who has totally committed himself to sailing since the tragic death of his wife.
His boat is the first Discovery 55 to round the cape of fear.
The yacht and her crew have enjoyed an extended cruise from the UK visiting as many Atlantic Islands as possible as well as visiting various ports in South America.
Nick is heading north through the Pacific to Vancouver.