See a short video clip of a cruise down coast of Chile and around Cape Horn, by Digby Fox

Don’t miss the February issue of Practical Boat Owner, on sale 1 January, featuring ‘in the Company of Explorers’ by Digby Fox.

Yachting journalist and TV producer, Digby Fox, crews aboardThe Blizzard, a custom Radford schooner on a four-week voyage south from Puerto Montt, in the Golfo de Corcovedo, Chile. Taking in the delights of the world’s southernmost Yacht Club and a week’s exploration of the southern archipelagos, this is an extreme voyage and a story not to be missed.

Extract from ‘In the Company of Explorers’ by Digby Fox, PBO February 2009 issue on sale 1 January…

“Cape Horn hasn’t made it as a popular charter destination. If sailors do land there, it’s probably among the flotsam of their wrecked yacht, or to patch up a piece of carbon damage during one of the many round-the-world races.

“So when I heard of a company, Blizzard Expeditions, actually going there, to meet the Cape Horn lighthouse keeper, to have a drink at the southernmost yacht club in the world – the Micalvi, based in the rusting pilothouse of a listing freighter – and to explore the incredibly beautiful fjords, forests and glaciers of this wild, untouched wilderness, well, it seemed like a blast of fresh air…”