Lithuania’s intrepid yachtsmen aboard the yacht “Ambersail” rounded the legendary Cape Horn at the tip of South America and landed in Ushuaia, in Argentinean part of Tierra del Fuego,
early on Saturday morning (Sydney time) on January 14, 2009. After leaving Ushuaia and calling on in the Chilean port of Port Williams to complete immigration formalities, “Ambersail”
rounded Cape Horn once more on February 16 (Lithuania’s Independence Day) on its way to next port of call, Berisso in Argentina.
Battling huge seas on the way to Cape Horn. Photo courtesy “Ambersail”
The yacht “Ambersail”, with a team of Lithuania’s leading yachtsmen on board, is helping promote Lithuania’s Millenium Year by circumnavigating the globe and inviting Lithuanian communities
dispersed around the world to celebrate their common Lithuanian heritage. It set out from the port of Klaipëda in Lithuania on October 5, 2008. Its visit to Australia was from
December 25, 2008, to January 3, 2009. After Australia it called in on New Zealand and then began its long journey across the Pacific Ocean. It is scheduled to return to Klaipëda on
Lithuania’s National Day, July 6, 2009.
“Ambersail” sailors on Cape Horn, at the monument to sailors
who have lost their lives. Photo courtesy “Ambersail”
Further information: www.1000odiseja.lt
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