31. May 2004-18. June 2004
THE TRANSAT 2004 was for Norbert Sedlacek an entry into the racing world of the IMOCA Open 60, it was a qualification regatta of the boat and the skipper for Vendée Globe 2004/05.
With a course time of 17 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes and 36 seconds, Norbert Sedlacek arrived at the finish line of his first IMOCA race among the top 10 in the world rankings, he finished 10th of the 17 registered participants.
31. May 2004 in Plymouth, England
18. June 2004, 7.00 a.m., 35 min., 36 sec.
3,029 nautical miles across the North Atlantic, by the northern route along the drift ice and the dreaded Grand Banks of Newfoundland