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kap horn east - west
As I recall, British sailor Chay Blyth built a steel hulled yacht named "British Steel" which he sailed single-handed around Cape Horn from east to west. He called the east to west route "the hard way." Blyth wrote a book about it, that can still probably be found in public libraries.
Also, on the cruise of the Bounty, Capt. Bligh tried at first to round Cape Horn from east to west, to get to the Pacific Ocean. After beating to windward for a month or two, he gave up, turned around and sailed all the way around the other way.
The east to west route is gruelling. Very few have done it on a small yacht and singlehandedly, or even short-handed. Several have died trying. Unless you are favored with unusually good weather, it takes a solidly built boat and a determined captain. One of the problems is that you can''t get around it without sleeping, and self-steering gear is not powerful enough to handle the conditions. Chay Blyth''s book would be informative.