At 11:27:44 pm (local Chile time), we passed the longitude of the Cape Horn LH and started changing course for the start of our Atlantic crossing! I announced it to the Pacific Seafarers' Net, on the radio just then, who shared the excitement with me! (Someone blew a trumpet!) In the south, a streak of clear sky showing daylight above the horizon, grey clouds everywhere else in the not-so-dark(!) sky, a big swell, but sea not as rough as earlier. With the wind from S-SSW, I eased the sheets for our new course of 076T - we made 6.5kt and rolled in the seas. Life felt good!
It's absolutely unbelievable that today is precisely two years on from my first rounding of Cape Horn, two days after the horrible experience of my knockdown on 5th January 2011. I really have had a difficulty with seeing the coincidence of the dates, having passed well S of that knockdown position just two days ago.