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D+2 Light winds

Light winds coming from all direction last night. Since noon, the wind picked up a bit to reach 10 kn from the northwest. Despite the frustration of the short distance traveled, Norbert is nevertheless satisfied with the conditions of this …

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First night at sea for Norbert

Norbert first words on the phone this morning were for all those who were present yesterday at his departure and foremost from the beginning of this project. Thus, a big thanks to all the friends, volunteers, partners, the city of …

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Here we go!

After greeting the crowd at 06:00 pm on the Vendée Globe pontoon in Les Sables d’Olonne, Norbert Sedlacek motored down the legendary channel escorted by his team and many supporters’ boats before setting out on his journey around the world. …

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D-1 Last procedure before departure

A representative of the World Speed Sailing Record was aboard the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts to install a GPS tracker, a “black box”, which will record the positioning data of the boat during the trip and officially validate the record attempt. …

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Fair winds party!

On behalf of all the team, we would like to say thank you once again to be such amazing friends and great supporters of the ANT ARCTIC LAB project. Marion and Norbert are very grateful by this friendly moment before …

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D-2 ready to take off!

Adventure and imagination have no boundaries. Technology, on the other hand, constantly pushes back the field of possibilities. 50 years ago, the Apollo mission landed humans on the moon. Innovation Yachts aims to pioneer the way we build high-quality and …

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D-3 Last underwater inspection

Norbert and Paul dove to check the hull and the integrity of the submerged parts such as the lifting appendix. Also, a last rigorous inspection to validate the cleanliness of the hull under the waterline, especially from our new copper-free …

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D-4 loading the Open60AAL

The team has been busy today loading the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts with Norbert’s equipment for the next 7 months! After many weeks of preparation to organize that big day, all went well and every single items found its own location …

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D-5 The key facts of ANT ARCTIC LAB project

7 months at sea ➡️ 34 000 NM sailing nonstop solo ⛵️🌏🤙 2 World record attempts ➡️ fastest NW passage & 5 oceans under sail solo🏆💪 0 emissions ➡️ no fossil fuel, only renewable energy from hydro generator and solar …

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Red Bull interview with Norbert

🎬 Action! Red Bull Media House Films was onboard your OpenAAL Innovation-yachts to talk about Norbert’s upcoming extreme sailing project on the 5 Oceans 🌊💨❄️🌪💥⛵️