Latest News from Global Solo Challenge

Latest News from Golden Globe Race HQ

Latest IACH News

Who we are

Cape Horn is often called the Mount Everest of sailing. In 1936 the Amicale Internationale des Capitaines au Long Cours Cap Horniers was founded in St Malo by a group of French sailing ship Master Mariners. Their rules were quite specific about membership of this unique association including the words ‘having sailed round Cape Horn in square rigged sailing ships’.

Those vessels are now history. The last commercial voyage was in 1949 when the PAMIR and PASSAT sailed from South Australia for Falmouth for Orders but our objects remain the same. To quote from the British Section rule book of 1969:

‘To promote and strengthen the ties of comradeship which bind together the unique body of men and women who enjoy the distinction of having voyaged round Cape Horn under sail.’

Membership of the IACH is open to sailors who have rounded Cape Horn under sail. The rounding of the Horn will have been part of a long non-stop ocean voyage without the use of an engine. More detailed information is available on the Membership pages of this site.



Membership application

Rules, eligibility and apply online for Membership.

Members Area

Member Services

View lists of members, purchase regalia, register for events and more (login required).

Get in touch

Please use the form below to get in touch.