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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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Last tests …

… together with crew and partners before taking our Open60AAL Innovation Yachts out of the water in the middle of September.

At the same time the “Grande Bordée” was showing great old sailing boats in the Chanel of Les Sables d’Olonne.

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Improvising is…

… a very important element of development work, maybe even the most important one! Our Open60AAL is coming back into the yard in the middle of September, therefore also all the equipment is “moving back in” the project office. At …

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Just back …

… and Incidence Sails is already taking measurements for the mainsail cover. It will be necessary for next year as the boat will be in the water already four months before the departure.