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Drake Passage

Easterly winds of 20 – 30 knots and waves of 4-5 meters slowed her down substantially. Finally she has reached the Magellan Strait and by this evening (Friday the 14th) Pangaea, Mike Horn and her crew will arrive safely in Punta Arenas.

The team of the boat phoned the offices in Switzerland this afternoon to report their arrival in the Magellan Strait. The seas were calm and the strong tails winds gave them the opportunity to get the spinnaker sail out. Pangaea is cruising at 12 knots through glorious scenery amongst snowy topped mountain ranges.

Tonight in the late hours Pangaea will arrive in the southermost port of Chile, Punta Arenas. Here the crew will rest for a few days before taking the boat further north to Brasil.

Mike on the otherhand will spend a few days in Punta Arenas and prepare for his trek to the South Pole. He will fly into Patriot Hills on the 27th of November.

Mike is anxious to get started now as waiting is not his preferred pastime!

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