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The first sails…

… are almost ready and this makes us happy 🙂 ! So there are just about 950m² of the total sum of 1300m² (nine sails) missing! Thanks to our partners Incidence Sails and Dimension Polyant I will be sailing for …

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Like a big whale…

… looks the raw material for our keel bulb which will be milled during the next days to its final shape. The bulb is 3.3 tons heavy and made out of steel. To be able to avoid toxic lead, we …

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Outfitting…

… is on the schedule! A part of our crew takes care for our „big baby“, which is more often called „keel fin“ the other part of the crew is occupied with the integration of different hardware. So many holes …

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“Working visit”…

… from the technical director of Harken France, Jean. He kindly proposed to come to support us and verify our winch system and the preparations for its installations before the final mounting. The grinder system is not only a big …

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The first impression…

… is luckily deceiving! Alek is indeed a little bit stressed because of the keel compartment which is steadily getting narrower 🙂 nevertheless he is laminating with full concentration the very last and at the same time also very difficult …

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Very welcome…

… to the ANT ARCTIC LAB Team is our new technical partner AVHS for the ENERPAC hydraulic system which we are using to give our mast the final tension.

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The Arctic clothes…

… for the skipper are designed in a novel multi-layer system, which will do a good job also around the equator. They have been developed and produced in the first testing round. KTC Limited produces clothes for numerous of the …

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The dagger boards…

… exist as a balsa core for the moment. But soon we will add 90 layers of fiber and they will take care that the dagger boards can also stand a little crash.


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The finish of the ballast tank system…

… demands slim and flexible crew members, Paul is perfect for this 🙂


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Alek is laughing…

… despite of the limited space in the keel box; which he is laminating together with his colleague Csaby. The work is clearly divided: the thinner one is working in the box, the slightly stronger one on the outside. The …

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