Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Cape Of Good Hope
and Mohawk has had a break since the French Derby and is just about ready to start back.
Next, crossing the Indian Ocean and the equator to round South Africa's Cape of Good Hope
the "wrong" way, i.e.
1488: Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz became the first European to round the Cape of Good Hope
, paving the way for Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India a decade later.
Alexandre and Sonia Poussin; AFRICA TREK: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANKIND FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO; Inkwater Press (Autobiography/Memoir) $0.00 ISBN: bad4063
Mohsin began this gruelling journey on January 8 and has sailed past some very renowned landmarks including Cape Leeuwin in Australia, the infamous Cape Horn in South America and Cape of Good Hope
of South Africa.
It would take around two months to transport the fuel from France to Japan using three possible routes -- via the Cape of Good Hope
, Cape Horn or the Panama Canal, they said.
The decision means that instead of going through the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aden, all vessels owned, managed and time chartered by Odfjell, will sail around the Cape of Good Hope
We include visits to the legendary Cape of Good Hope
, then Boulders Beach and its penguin colony.
He will then follow the South American coast northwards to the Equator, from where he must pick his way through the calms of the Doldrums and those associated with the Azores high pressure system, to round the island of Flores before returning southwards to the Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
has been ruled out of a bid for back-to-back victories at Royal Ascot due to injury.
Cape Of Good Hope
, who won last year's Golden Jubilee Stakes, is the 7-1 joint favourite to repeat the feat.
On This Day: 1687: The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope
. The vines they took with them were to form the basis of the South African wine industry.