Sailing Around Antarctica

Sailing Around Antarctica

Sailing Around Antarctica

I joined Team Pindar for the Southern Ocean leg of the Global Challenge Round The World Yacht Race, sailing against the prevailing winds and tides. It gave me my first rounding of the infamous Cape Horn and my second Christmas at sea. Completing headsail changes while constantly being washed down the deck by freezing cold walls of water was AWESOME. The Southern Ocean made the Atlantic seem like a millpond though!

Yacht Racing

Through Pindar I hooked up with UKSA and gained my RYA Yachtmaster qualification. I have raced in Open 60s and Volvo 60’s at Antigua Race Week, Les Voiles De St. Tropez, Round the Island Race and the Rolex Round the Island Big Boat Race on Mari Cha IV 140’. I was privileged to learn from the best in the business – phenomenally skillful sailors such as Emma Richards and Mike ‘Moose’ Sanderson (winner – Volvo Ocean Race).


Buenos Aires (ARG) to Wellington (NZ) via Cape Horn


6,100 nmi (11,300 km)


Nov 2004 to Jan 2005


38 days 14 hours

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Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo. As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.  She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.

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