The First bulgarian (non stop) singlehanded circumnavigation of the World
by wey of cape "Horn" in the Roaring 40s

01.01.1988 - 13.06.1988 - 164 days

Doncho Papazov

Honestly, anyone who wants to sail by yacht at 40th latitude is a fool, and I new that before to go.
On the other hand, this sailing was one of the biggest trials, that life could offers me and I could felt unsatisfied, if I didnít go for it.

Sir Francis Chichester - Gipsy Moth IV Around the World

"He passed Cape Horn under sail has the right to stand and sit with hat in the presence of the Queen" - so reads an old tradition from the time of sailing ships and pirates ...

On December 29th 1987 the Bulgarian yacht "Tivia" and Doncho Papazov set off from the yacht club Argentino ,Buenos Aires to make a non-stop cruise around the world through the "roaring 40s". The trip started on 01/01/1988 from the San Antonio beacon and ended on June 13th the same year. The trip lasted 164 days and took place south of the 40th parallel.

Photo's and map (from its book "Impossible Road") Publishing House "Martilen" 1994

Last update: 7 November 2007 „.