When Cape Horn leaves its mark…. hurts

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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg 4 to AucklandThe power of an image explains the natural violence of one of the heads of our planet where sailing always turns out to be an epic feat: Cape Horn. The hands of this sailor from the Alvimedica team (the “young” crew finished in third place on the fifth leg of the Volvo) are true documents of what it means to sail treacherous, cold, unforgiving seas. Those hands you see right above are testimony to that. Never mind the fact that these Volvo Ocean Race sailors are privileged, dressed as if they were Nasa astronauts, aboard hyper-tech boats. It doesn’t matter if sponsors have provided teams with substantial financial support and if, when the race ends, the crew is staying in a five-star luxury hotel. When the going gets tough, and in those latitudes the unforgiving sea really is. And everyone becomes the same. Those hands marked by cold, wear and tear, and fatigue are a testimony to that.

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