Originally Posted by PCP
Regarding the Capes I have no idea of what are the 5. What normal is refereed in circumnavigations are the big three: The Cape of Good Hope , Cape Leeuwin, and Cape Horn.
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The other 2 are the SE Cape of Tasmania, and SW Cape on Stewart Island, southernmost main island of NZ...
Some Great Cape circumnavigations might bypass the first by passing thru the Bass Strait N of Tasmania instead, or the second by going via the Cook Strait between the N and S Islands of NZ...
Jessica Watson, for example, bypassed both the SE and SW Capes on her trip... I believe all of the RTW record attempts have been made running south of all 5, though I do seem to recall that some of the boats in The Race in 2000 may have run thru the Cook Strait, perhaps to have made a pit stop in Wellington for repairs...