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April 17, 2010
Windjammers of the Chesapeake
Severna Park, MD
The Great Capes
When the only route from Europe to the Spice Islands and China lay through the Southern Ocean, most sailors passed beneath the Great Southern Capes - Horn, Hope and Leeuwin. Today, very few cruising sailors brave the tempestuous Southern Ocean to double these infamous capes. Over the course of a ten-year circumnavigation aboard their 47-foot aluminum Van de Stadt Samoa, Hawk, Beth Leonard and her partner, Evans Starzinger, passed under the three great capes as well as the two 'lesser' capes at the bottom of Tasmania and New Zealand. On the way, they faced storm-force winds, dangerous seas, freezing temperatures and broken equipment, but they also came up against what they had believed to be their own limits and were forced to pass beyond them. Beth will share the story of both voyages – their physical passage through the Southern Ocean following in the wakes of the great sailing vessels of bygone days and their personal journey that strengthened them as individuals while challenging and then tempering their relationship.
Beth Leonard and her husband, Evans Starzinger, have completed two circumnavigations and logged more than 110,000 nautical miles. Between 1992 and 1995, they sailed westabout by way of the Panama Canal, Torres Straits and the Cape of Good Hope aboard their Shannon 37, Silk. They spent four years ashore building their 47-foot aluminum Van de Stadt Samoa sloop, Hawk, before leaving again in 1999. They have just completed a ten-year, eastabout circumnavigation by way of all of the Great Capes that took them as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Cape Horn. Beth and Evans both write for the sailing magazines and have recently had articles appear in Cruising World, Practical Sailor, Good Old Boat and Yachting World. Beth is the author of three books: The Voyager’s Handbook, Following Seas and the award-winning Blue Horizons.
The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in,
And thought of doing something to the shore
That water never did to land before.
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent;
It looked as if a night of dark intent
Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
Someone had better be prepared for rage.
There would be more than ocean-water broken
Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.