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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Help me out. What are the "Five Great Capes"? I count 1) Horn, 2) Hope.... Is three and four Southwest and Southeast Capes? Where is the fifth one?

.... Another analogy to use could be “what is safer, a Cessna 150 or a Boeing 777"
Any airplane pilot will tell you the same : the 777 is safer by a long margin. The 777 can fly with no problem in weather conditions that would be deadly and impossible to a Cessna 150. But you are right, the analogy is similar to sailboats in what regards size.

Regarding the Capes I have no idea of what are the 5. What normally is refereed in a circumnavigations are the big three: The Cape of Good Hope , Cape Leeuwin, and Cape Horn.



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