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  • Time Over Distance Volume 4 | Skip Novak

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club has been producing and interesting series highlighting historical subject matter during
    this period of quarantining and separation from sailing anxiety, The next up: Skip Novak



    Drum in the 1985 Whitbread Race

    On Friday 24th April at 17:00 BST, we're delighted to be joined by a real life legend, Skip Novak, LIVE on Facebook.Click HERE

    Born in Chicago 1952, Skip Novak is best known for his participation in four Whitbread Round the World Yacht Races including three as skipper with Alaska Eagle, Drum and Fazisi.




    Simon Le Bon’s Drum famously capsized in the 1985 Fastnet Race but went on to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race, finishing third. In 1989 Skip Novak project-managed the build of the first Soviet entry in the Whitbread Race - as the Iron Curtain was coming down, Novak skippered Fazisi in the round the world race. Wishing to combine his mountaineering skills with sailing, Novak built his first expedition yacht Pelagic in 1987 and has since spent every season in Antarctic waters.


    Drum in the Southern Ocean during the 1985 Whitbread Round the World Race



    Skip Novak navigating King's Legend in the 1977 Whitbread Round the World Race
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