Five southernmost capes
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The Five Southernmost Capes refer to the five[clarification needed] geographically southern mainland points on the earth. Round the world sailors often use these five points as goals, although South East Cape can be avoided by taking a short-cut through the Bass Strait, which is the sea strait separating Tasmania from the south of the Australian mainland. Kay Cottee was the first female sailor to sail single-handed, non-stop below the Five Southernmost Capes.
|Cape Froward||Chile||Southernmost point on the mainland of South America|
|Cape Horn||Chile||Often incorrectly referred to as the southernmost point of South America|
|Cape Agulhas||South Africa||Portuguese Cabo das Agulhas "Cape of Needles"; Southernmost point of Africa, and the official dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian ocean|
|Cape Leeuwin||Australia||Most south-westerly mainland point of the Australian Continent, in the state of Western Australia|
|South East Cape||Australia||Southernmost point of the main island of Tasmania, and also the southernmost point of the mainlands of Australia and Tasmania together|
|South West Cape||New Zealand||On Stewart Island; Southernmost point of the main islands of New Zealand|
- Australian Women's Register (2008). "Cottee, Kay (1954-)". Trove (National Library of Australia). Retrieved 21 December 2013.