There once was a time when only the most fearless and intrepid sailors braved the dreaded waters of Cape Horn. They marked their passage with tattoos and gold earrings. Today, dozens of cruise ships, “Round The Horn” though it still takes a certain someone to book the trip. Ships may be more stable but the sea is still as unpredictable as ever in this area of oceanic convergence. If you made the crossing yourself, then perhaps you sailed around The Horn with me on one of my 35 trips. As this is a note worthy number, Captain Philippe Fichet Delavault nominated me for admission into the Société Cap Hornier – an organization of captains who successfully sailed around Cape Horn. Originally started in Captain Delavault’s home city of San Malo, the organization is now headquartered in Valparaiso, Chile. For consideration into the Société, Captain Delavault had to document from the ship’s log the eight times I have sailed around The Horn on the Mariner. After review by the Société’s committee, I was granted admission as the first Sister of the Brotherhood of Cap Horniers. Pretty cool, eh?