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Whats the right way around the "Horn"

maybe silly question but a lengthy discussion between a couple of club members brought this up.

Whats the easy ( correct, most travelled ) route around the Horn ..

From East to West
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from West to East

Thanks Thorsten


ps. it might NOT be the direction the big Multihulls or the Volvo Around the world races are run , but the COMMON way around.
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WEST TO EAST
The only race to go east to west is the BT Global Challenge. The next one is set for 2004-2005, and I think starts next September.
You can read about it at----------------------- http://www.btchallenge.com/BTGde____frontpage_WFC.html

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Yea, West to East. I think that it''s because the prevailing winds/waves blow in that direction and it''s easier to reach than beat into it.
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