Translated 9 Has Successfully Rounded Cape Horn

Our sailboat, competing in the third leg of the Ocean Globe Race, has just passed the Everest of sailing in extreme conditions with 40 knot winds and 7 meter waves.

Rome – February 6, 2024

Translated 9, the sailboat representing Translated in the Ocean Globe Race, has just rounded Cape Horn, conquering the "Everest of sailing" after three days of battling 50-knot winds, 10-meter waves, and the threat of a "perfect storm."

The Ocean Globe Race is a round-the-world race celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Whitbread Race by limiting the number of professional sailors on board and the use of technology to that available in the 1970s.

This extraordinary feat underscores the meticulous preparation and teamwork that Translated put into assembling the crew and preparing the boat. CEO Marco Trombetti's visionary decision to put his trust in a team of young people with exceptional values and the right attitude has been rewarded by this achievement. Having started out as an underdog, Translated 9 is now leading the third leg of the Ocean Globe Race after winning the first two legs.

In the weekly video message permitted by the organizers, Marco, who is on board as co-skipper despite being new to sailing just 3 years ago, emphasizes the importance of perseverance and believing in your dreams.

Children, believe in your dreams. Do not listen to those who tell you that something is too difficult for you. These people care about you, but they are afraid. What they are saying is that it is too difficult for them, not for you. Every time you overcome what you thought was difficult, you are not only growing yourselves but also creating a better world for everyone. Here, from the challenging Southern Ocean, we want to tell you that we believe in you, in every child of every age.
Marco Trombetti – Translated's CEO

Despite the extreme weather conditions, the crew's morale and determination were evident in their willingness to face the challenges ahead, as evidenced by the tweets sent from the ship as it approached Cape Horn.

Translated 9's accomplishments in the Ocean Globe Race confirm our belief that by teaming up with people with the right values and attitudes, you can overcome challenges that seem impossible.

At Translated, we love difficult challenges, the ones that seem beyond our abilities, the ones that scare us at first, but for which we have admiration. We love them because they make us and the people around us grow.
Marco Trombetti – Translated's CEO