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Successful launching of the IY LBV35

During service preparations of our Open60AAL ⛵ we were able to launch 💦our IY LBV35 ⛵⛵, the worldwide first sustainable, recyclable ♻️and solar powered catamaran successfully ✅. Of course, I would not go in arctic waters with this boat but, …

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Time flies ⌚️🚀…

… and as some of you start questioning if the INNOVATION YACHTS – ANT ARCTIC LAB project still goes on in 2022, I can give you a straight YES ‼️ 😃👍 BUT, at the same time I must ask you …

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Back on our place ⛵

on the Vendée Globe pontoon, Port Olona is a good feeling 😃. Not a good feeling 😟 is the fact that we had to move the boat a third time without an engine, because we are still waiting for supplier’s …

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Unfortunately,

I cannot tell you any news about our engine problems because the supplier is still verifying. But what I can tell you is that our Open60AAL ⛵ is cleaned and safe in Les Sables d’Olonne. At the same time, we …

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As promised…

… I spent Sunday relaxing a little bit and getting my head clear about what was happening during the last three weeks after my departure. As you can see on the tracking system, I had a really cool and successful …

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After two calm days…

… I’m happy to 😃 have reached my home port ⛵ Les Sables d’Olonne! During the entry I got the confirmation that my decision was right to stop the project: the propulsion system collapsed completely 😫. Stay tuned for detailed …

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Only 48 nm to Les Sables d’Olonne…

… as I have to tack ⛵ it will be probably almost the double. So, I expect to be back tomorrow in the early morning hours or with the next high tide in the afternoon, depending on whether and how …

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Back in the Bay of Biscay…

… without being hit by a large ship 🛳⛴🚢 in the English Channel is a good feeling 😉. Joking aside, it’s always a great experience to sail ⛵️ safely between the numerous large ships 🚢⛴🛳 thanks to AIS.


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Ireland 🇮🇪 is in the wake…

⛵️ course Les Sables d’Olonne. I am quite ambivalent, on the one hand frustrated 😞😝 about having abandoned the project once again, but on the other hand looking forward 😊 to seeing my family and friends again this weekend, now …

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Let’s see…

… whether the air 🌬💨on the west coast of Ireland 🇮🇪 is really so clean. The on-board laboratory 🔬 will give us the answer as soon as DURAG GROUP Grimm has evaluated 📝 the data from my chain measurements.