Beyond Cape Horn: The Atlantic Voyages of Le Dauphin Amical recounts the 1975-1976 voyages of the ketch Le Dauphin Amical east and west across the Atlantic from Patagonia to Cape Town and back through the Panama Canal to Long Beach, California.
Beyond Cape Horn is a sequel to Réanne Hemingway-Douglass’s bestseller, Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare. Forty years later, Don Douglass tells the rest of the story of Dolphin’s trip from South American to Africa to California.
When Réanne Hemingway-Douglass’es sabbatical ended and she returned to work, sailor Don Douglass was forced to find another crew immediately. Joining him on the remainder of the journey were Margie Manzoni and Travis Dwyer, South African–born travelers who signed on as crew in Puntas Arenas. Having never sailed before, Douglass gave them a crash course and the three, along with Chilean fisherman Alfonso Bahamonde, braved the treacherous waters of the Atlantic Ocean and lived to tell about it.