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Back home…

Still a bit weak on the feet, but already in “limited office mode”. While I am preparing myself also physically for the trip to Les Sables d’Olonne, our team at Innovation Yachts has already started the “winter work” I announced. …

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The day after…

… Norbert is smiling again thanks to the caring hospital team and the excellent work of the operating doctors and their team. The operation was successful. So now it’s time to regenerate and train again. The Arctic awaits in 2021 …

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Despite Covid sailing interdiction…

… and operation I’m following the situation in the Arctic Sea. As pronounced this year’s season in the North is marked by climate change. The Northwest Passage as well as the sea north of the Russian Arctic islands in the …

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Sorry…

… that there hasn’t been any news for the last two weeks. But as you know, when you have a lot to do then “time flies” … During the last two weeks I organized my operation date in Austria including …

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Life goes on…

And under this motto I have carried out all possible tests to find out what my current cancer status is. Luckily it has not spread and the surgery will take place beginning of September “to defeat the beast!” After this …

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Better late than never…

… Today we received the update from the Canadian government that they will keep their maritime borders closed and definitively gives no permission for trespassing. I feel less mad now about my cancer because the ANT ARCTIC LAB project would …

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Yesterday evening…

… We took the opportunity to take our loyal local nautical supporters out sailing! We enjoyed amazing weather conditions – northwest wind and sunshine. It was the perfect end of the day to clear our minds. The OPEN60AAL proved itself …

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This Year…

… The OPEN60AAL ‘Innovation Yachts’ is in perfect condition but the skipper is not. The PSA test was not ok so I decided to do some additional tests. The result came back clear that my prostate has a little problem, …

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ANT ARCTIC LAB departure postponed to 2021

Regretfully, despite Open60AAL “Innovation Yachts” having successfully completed final sea trials and being equipped ready to go, circumstances beyond anyone’s control have resulted in the ANT ARCTIC LAB project being postponed. Due to the uncertainty brought on by the global …

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Only 10 days to go…

… Until setting sail on the 7-month world first adventure. ⛵️ The weather conditions in Les Sables d’Olonne proved perfect to do the last test out at sea with photographer Christophe documenting the event. The 15-20 knot NW winds positively …

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