– 29th January, Captain Dirk Hartog & Merchant Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire on board « Eendracht » had discovered ; Hoorn island, Name the “Cape Horn” and found the “Drake Passage”.
Under Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, Bosphorus Yacht Club and the management of French Sailing Legend Lionel Péan, our ambition is to reunite single fleet of Schooners, Super Yacht and Legend Yachts to make a race from Mediterranean to join the « Tierra del Fuego » and the 400 year Jubilee celebrations of the discovery journey.
The participation will be limited at 25 yachts and may be Modern or Classic Schooners, Modern or Classic Super Yacht and Maxi Yacht and Legend. Drake & Horn Jubilee Trophy is designed for yacht rated in IRC.
October 25th Start leg One from Saint-Tropez, France to Buzios, Brasil 4820nm
Arrival in Buzios, Brasil 19/20 November
Start from Buzios, Brasil to Punta Arenas, Chile 2200nm, December 5th
Arrival Punta Arenas, Chile, december 15/16
December 31st “Drake & Horn’s new year eve party”
January 20th Race Starting NW of Magellan Strait West to East in Drake Passage leaving Cape Horn to port finsish at entrance of Beagle Strait and Puerto Williams 420nm
400 Jubilee Celebrations in Puerto Williams and Horn Island
February 3rd Start of race to Punta del Este, Uruguay 1320nm Arrival in Punta Del Este February 9/11
Start from Punta Del Este, Uruguay to Gibraltar, 5180nm February 27th
Arrival in Gibraltar March 22/28
Start from Gibraltar to Istanbul, Turkey 1650nm April 10th
Arrival in Istanbul, Turkey April 17/20
Regatta on Bosphorus (commercial traffic closed) and “Drake & Horn’s Awards Ceremony” April 23rd.
Drake & Horn Regatta will be a serie of a minimum of 3 legs, including Race in Drake Passage.
Racing Rules of Sailing 2013/2016 (From sunset of the first day of each race, COLREGs right-of-way rules replace part 2 of RRS) and category 1 of ISAF Offshore Special regulations including UNCL & RORC prescriptions, will apply.
Ville de Saint-Tropez and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, Istanbul Turkish Sailing Federation and Bosphorus Yacht Club will host competing yachts during Start and Finish organisation and celebrations.
Prizes and Trophies will be awarded for Schooners division, Classic division, Super Yachts division, Maxi Yachts and Legend division.
“Dake & Horn 1616-2016” Regatta Winner wil be the yacht with the best overall corrected time.
Registrations are open since January 1st 2014, Notice of Race is avaliable at www.drakehorn.org .