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Guillermo Altadill – Spain
7- time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World race Fortuna Extra Lights – Role: crew
• 1993/4 Whitbread Round the World race. Fortuna/Galicia’93 Pescanova -. Role: crew 
• 2001/2 Volvo Ocean Race. Assa Abloy – Role: crew 
• 2005/6 Volvo Ocean Race Ericcson – Role: crew 
• 2008/9 Volvo Race Team Russia/Delta Lloyd – Role: crew 
• 2014/5 2-man Barcelona World Race Neutrogena – 2nd. Role: co – skipper
• 2004 Jules Verne non-stop multi crew record attempt aboard the American catamaran Cheyenne – set an around the world record of 58 days 9 hrs 32 mins 45 secs – Role: crew 
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Altadill

Alessandro di Benedetto – Italy
2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2010 Completed a solo non-stop circumnavigation via the 3 Great Capes in the 21ft Mini 650 class yacht Findomestic Banca in 268 days
• 2012/13 Vendée Globe. 11th placed finisher in the IMOCA 60 Team Plastique
• https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/14461/portrait-of-alessandro-di-benedetto-some-amazing-feats

Simone Bianchetti – Italy 
Born 20/03/1968. Died 28/06/2003 aged 35. 2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2001/2 Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race – Wind Telecommunicazioni – 4th finisher
• 2003/4 Around Alone solo round the World Race – Tiscali – 3rd
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_Bianchetti

Bill Biewenga – USA
5- time circumnavigator around Cape Horn
• 1981/2 Whitbread round the world race – Flyer 2 – winner. Role: crew
• 1985-1986 Whitbread round the world race – Drum. Role: crew
• 1988-1989 Whitbread round the world race – The Card. Role: crew
• 1993 San Francisco-Boston record attempt – Great American II. Role: crew
• 1993-/4 Whitbread round the world race – Winston. Role: crew
• https://www.linkedin.com/in/billbiewenga

Franck Cammas – France
4-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2005: Jules Verne Trophy. Catamaran Orange II skippered by Bruno Peron. Role: crew. Set a non-stop circumnavigation record of 50 days 16 hrs 20 mins, 4 secs
• 2010: Jules Verne Trophy. Trimaran Groupama 3. Role: skipper. Set a non-stop circumnavigation record of 48 days 7 hrs 44 mins, 52 secs
• 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Groupama 4 – winner on elapsed time. Role: Skipper
• 2022/3 Ocean Race: IMOCA 60 11th Hour Racing. winner. Role: crew
• https://www.theoceanrace.com/en/crew/972_Franck-Cammas#

Paul Cayard – USA
2-time circumnavigator:  
• 1997/8 Whitbread Round the World Race.  EF Language 1st. Role: skipper 
• 2005/6 Volvo Ocean Race ‘Pirates of the Caribbean. 2nd. Role: skipper 
•  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cayard

John Chittenden – UK
Born 20/06/1940. Died 27/03/2011. 2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
First skipper to win crewed round the world races in both directions around the globe.
• 1989/90 Whitbread round the world Race. Skipper of the maxi yacht Creighton’s Naturally, winning the Cruising Division
• 1992/3 British Steel Challenge round the world race on a westward route. Nuclear Electric – winner. Role: skipper
• 1993 YJA British Yachtsman of the Year winner,
• https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/accomplished-bluewater-skipper-remembered

Grant Dalton – NZ
6-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn. 
• 1981/2 Whitbread Round the World race in Flyer II  skippered by Cornelis van Rietschoten. winner on handicap and elapsed time. Role: onboard sailmaker
• 1985/6 Whitbread Round the World race in Lion New Zealand skippered by Peter Blake.   role: watch leader
• 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World race in Fisher & Paykel. 2nd in Maxi class – role: skipper
• 1993/4 Whitbread Round the World race in New Zealand Endeavour. winner of the maxi Class. Role: skipper
• 1997/8 Volvo Ocean Race. Merit. Cup. Role: Skipper
• 2001/ Volvo Ocean Race. Amer Sports One. Role: Skipper 
• Grant then won The Race, a non-stop sprint around the world skippering the maxi catamaran Club Med. The race started from Barcelona on 1 January 2001 and finished in in Marseilles on 3 March. Club Med broke several records including the distance sailed in 24 hours (656 nautical miles) and the fastest circumnavigation (62 days and 7 h
• rs).
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Dalton

Michel Desjoyeaux – France
2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2000/1: Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race aboard IMOCA 60 PRB 1st 93days 3hrs 57mins
• 2008/9: Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race aboard IMOCA 60 Fonica 1st 84days 03hrs 9mins
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Desjoyeaux

Jean-Pierre Dick – France
5-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2004/5: Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the World Race. 6th placed finisher
• 2008: Winner of the Barcelona 2-man non-stop round the World Race with Damian Foxall aboard the IMOCO 60 Virbac Paprec 2 
• 2011: Winner of the Barcelona 2-man non-stop round the World Race with Loick Peyron  aboard the IMOCO 60 Virbac Paprec 3
• 2012/13: Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the World Race aboard IMOCA 60 Virbac Paprec 3, completing the last 2,643 miles without a keel. 4th placed finisher
• 2016/17: Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the World Race aboard IMOCA 60 St Michel-Virbac. 4th placed finisher
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Dick

Tracy Edwards – UK
2-time circumnavigator around Cape Horn
• 1985/6 Whitbread round the world race -Norsk Data GB (leg 1) Atlantic Privateer (subsequent legs). Role: cook.
• 1989/90 Whitbread round the world race – Maiden. Role: Skipper. First all-female crew to compete in the Whitbread. finished 2nd in class, after winning two out of six individual legs for which she was awarded the YJA British Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and appointed a Member or the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Edwards

William (Bill) Hatfield – Australia
1-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2019/20: completed a solo non-stop circumnavigation via the three Great Capes at the age of 81. 
• Simultaneously set the fastest single-handed westbound circumnavigation in a vessel of under 40 feet (12 m): 258 days, 22 hrs, 24 mins, and 9 secs
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hatfield

Dame Ellen Macarthur – UK
2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 1998: Awarded the YJA British Yachtsman of The Year and Sailing’s Young Hope title in France.
• 2000/1: Vendee Globe Race 2nd in 60ft Kingfisher
• 2001: appointed a Member or the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 
• 2005: Broke the solo non-stop circumnavigation record in 75ft trimaran B&Q/Castorama
• 2005: Made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), the youngest recipient of this honour. 
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_MacArthur

Kirsten Neuschafer – South Africa
1-time circumnavigator of Cape Horn
• winner of the 2022/3 Golden Globe solo round the world Race
• First women to win an around the world yacht race
•  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Neusch%C3%A4fer

Skip Novak – USA
4-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn.
• 1977/8 Whitbread, Kings Legend, – Role: crew
• 1981/0 Whitbread – Alaska Eagle, – Role: skipper
• 1985/6 Whitbread – Drum – skipper. – Role: skipper
• 1989/90 Whitbread – Fazisi, – Role: skipper
• Founder of Pelagic high latitude adventure sailing programme
• Winner of the 2014 Cruising Club of America Blue Water Medal
• https://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/sailing-stars/skip-novac-real-life-legend/

Bruno Peyron – France
3-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2002: Jules Verne Trophy, skipper winner of the first Jules Verne trophy with Commodore Explorer. 79 days 6hrs 15mins 56secs
• 2000/1: organiser of The Race non-stop around the world yacht race.
• 2002: Jules Verne Trophy, skipper winner with Orange 64 days 8hrs 37mins 24secs
• 2005: Jules Verne Trophy skipper winner with Orange II, 50 days 16hrs 20mins 4secs
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Peyron

Giovanni Soldini – Italy
1-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 1994/5: BOC Challenge Around Alone Race. 2nd in Class 2 – 50ft Kodak. Famously rescued French yachtswoman Isabelle Autissier after her yacht PRB capsized 1,900 nautical miles west of Cape Horn
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velux_5_Oceans_Race

Jeanne Soctrates – uk
2-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2013: The first woman to complete solo nonstop circumnavigation from North America and at 71, the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop around the world. Nereida, aboard the 38-foot Najad 380 cruising yacht Nereida,
• 2019: At 77, the oldest person to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation around the 5 Great Capes.
• 2013: awarded the Cruising Club of America Blue Water Medal and the Royal Cruising Club’s Medal for Seamanship
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Socrates

Paul Standbridge – UK
6-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 1981/2 Whitbread round the world race – Xargo III Role: crew
• 1985/6 Whitbread round the world race – Atlantic Privateer. Role: crew
• 1989/90 Whitbread round the world race – Rothmans, Role: crew
• 1993/4 Whitbread round the world race – Fortuna/ Intrum Justitia . Role: crew
• 1997/80 Whitbread round the world race – Rothmans, Role: crew
• 1993/4 Whitbread round the world race – Toshiba,  Role: crew
• https://www.sailandleisure.co.za/paul-standbridge-sea-dog/

Brian Thomson – UK
4-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
• 2004: Set the fastest circumnavigation record aboard the catamaran Cheyenne skippered by Steve Fosset with a time of 58 days 09hrs 32mins 45secs. Role: Crew
• 2005: Won the Oryx Quest round the world creed race aboard the catamaran Doha 2006. Role: Skipper
• 2006, Volvo Ocean Race. ABN AMRO One skippered by Mike Sanderson 1st. Role: Crew
• 2008/9 Vendee Globe solo non-stop round the World Race. Bahrain Team Pindar 5th
• 2012, Jules Verne Trophy as helmsman and trimmer aboard the maxi multihull Banque Populaire V, 45 days 13 hrs 42 mins 53 secs
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Thompson_(sailor)

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