Cape Horner

A Cape Horner is a captain of a sailing ship which has sailed around Cape Horn, and who is a member of the Association Amicale Internationale des Capitaines au Long-Cours-Cap Horniers.

The British section of AICH is the IACH or The International Association of Cape Horners, established in 1959.

Cape Horner may also refer to a ship that has rounded Cape Horn.

Balclutha (San Francisco)

Balclutha rounded Cape Horn a record 17 times in thirteen years, with a crew of 26.[1]

A Cape Horner that has passed the Horn, the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), and Cape Leeuwin (Australia) is known as a three cap.



  1. ^ "Balclutha History". San Francisco Maritime. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

External linksEdit

Tour Solidor, St Malo, France. Cape Horners Museum.