On October 7,
1991 the Sail Training Vessels, Soren Larsen and Eye of the Wind began
the voyage “Homeward Round the Horn.” After provisioning in Auckland,
New Zealand the two brigantines sailed east, and rounded Cape Horn on
December 10, 1991.
They sailed north making port on the Falkland Islands,
Montevideo, Uruguay, Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, Ascension Island,
and the Azores, and arrived in Lisbon, Portugal in April 1992.
They left Lisbon via Cadiz to sail west across the
Atlantic and arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. From there they sailed
north to New York and Boston and re-crossed the Atlantic landing in
Liverpool, England in August 1992.
The course they followed is traced on a stamps issued
in 1992 by the Falkland Islands (545), Tristan da Cunha (505), St.
Helena (567), and Ascension Island (537) in sets commemorating the
World Columbian Stamp Exposition in Chicago in 1992, and the Genoa ‘92
International Philatelic Exhibitions.