Cape Horn – One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare
His Dream—a lifelong goal to round Cape Horn and circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere in their sailboat.
Her Nightmare—coping with her husband—a driven captain—and the frightening seas of the Great Southern Ocean. Eight hundred miles WNW of Cape Horn they encountered the Ultimate Wave which pitchpoled their sailboat and turned it into a leaking lifeboat. Pulling together, they struggled over 42 days to reach the coast of southern Chile while family and friends all but gave up hope.
About Réanne Hemingway-Douglass (Seattle, Washington Author)
Réanne Hemingway-Douglass grew up in the Great Lakes region and Washington D.C. She attended Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, and the Université de Grenoble, France. After teaching French for twenty years, she joined her husband, Don Douglass, in their manufacturing and backpacking business. In the 1970s she and Don were the first American couple to attempt a circumnavigation of the Southern Hemisphere by sailboat. Réanne’s best-selling book, Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare, tells the story of their pitchpoling near Cape Horn.