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The “clothes” of the keelbulb…

… have been renewed today by our team. We took off the entire first lamination to test it. At the same time we were able to verify the connection between keel bulb and keel fin, which is faultless. In the …

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And it’s still possible…

… to make it better! Of course we are profiting of the gained time also for first updates of my personal equipment. Marcel has received new material for the wristband so it will be immediately fixed as the termination of …

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Day 24…

… of our optimization work to get the perfect functionally and glittering Open60AAL back into the water next March. In the mean-time all necessary dismounting works are done and we started already to assemble optimized equipment.


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Supply…

… of volcanic fiber is always welcomed! Tigran, the managing director of ISOMATEX, as well as me, we are happy about the constant high quality of the material. Latest news: the material was tested and it was shown that it’s …

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While we are optimizing…

… our Open60AAL in dry and warm conditions, two Golden Globe Race sailors have been fighting for their survival in the southern Indian Ocean, not far from Kerguelen Islands. Today Abhilash Tomy who is seriously injured and Gregor McGuckin were …

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Improvisation…

… is obligatory for the transport of different Open60AAL parts. That’s also applicable for our keel, which has arrived with its 4.1 tons safely back in our hangar.


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Today and yesterday…

… have been two very intense but also very successful days, thanks to so many people involved! Yesterday early morning we moved our Open60AAL INNOVATION YACHTS to the commercial harbor of Les Sables d’Olonne where we put down the genoa …

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On Tuesday…

… we will move our Open60AAL into the commercial harbour and in the afternoon we will put down the mast to transport him to the shipyard. The day after, on 12th September, 40 days after the first departure we will …

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Last functionality checks…

… in the navigation corner, means at the same time creating final to do list for electric and electronics. You would not believe how many items are working very properly but there are also some … 🙂 Laboratory work means …

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Cleaning, controlling and storing…

The set of sails of our Open60AAL INNOVATION YACHTS stand excellently the test of trials and also the six “project sailing days”. Therefore we have to clean properly the 1300 m² and verify if they have been mechanically damaged and …

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