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A Single Handed Two Pole Goal

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  • A Single Handed Two Pole Goal

    The circumnavigation has begun!
    Today, 15th August 2021 at 11:10 am the entire Innovation Yachts team, fans, colleagues and sailing aficionados saw innovator and skipper Norbert Sedlacek set sail on his lifetime mission to set a world record, unassisted, single-handed and nonstop around the world on 32.000nm of adventure.

    This is his third attempt to tackle the biggest challenge of his career as a sailor. A trip around the world via the 2 poles and through the 5 oceans, an epic journey that he hopes to complete in 165 days to confirm the sustainable and recyclable materials with which he built his innovative 60-footer Open60AAL INNOVATION YACHTS.

    1st attempt to sail nonstop, single-handed & without assistance around the world through all oceans incl Arctic & Southern Ocean.

    Around the world single-handed, nonstop and without assistance is widely regarded as the ultimate test of seamanship and courage. Enduring month upon month in his own company, Norbert will be forced to pit his nautical prowess against torrential storms, ice, fierce oceans, loneliness and frustration during a distance of about 32.000 nautical miles. He will start on 15th August 2021 from Les Sables d’Olonne.

    Both grueling and dangerous, ANT ARCTIC LAB is a serious test of mind, body and soul.

    The 32.000 nautical miles ANT ARCTIC LAB Challenge will take the concept Around Alone and Laboratory testing to new heights to succeed in this epic quest.

    Therefore, the main goals of this project are testing future pointing, sustainable and fully recyclable yacht building concepts which are respecting our environment, the ultimate proof of quality, safety and functionality, and of course setting a new sailing world record

    Genoa: 120 m²
    Solent: 110 m²
    Staysail: 35 m²
    Stormjib: 20 m²

    Engine / Energy

    2 x OCEANVOLT SD10: 10KW
    8 x Solar panels fix installed: 400W
    2 x Solar panels portable: 100W

    Architectur / Design

    Concept and Design : Norbert Sedlacek Koch, Marion Koch
    Architectur : Marion Koch, Vincent Lebailly



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