Around the world single-handed, nonstop and without assistance is widely regarded as the ultimate test of seamanship and courage. Enduring month upon month in his own company, Norbert will be forced to pit his nautical prowess against torrential storms, ice, fierce oceans, loneliness and frustration during a distance of about 32.000 nautical miles. He will start on 15th August 2021 from Les Sables d’Olonne.

Both grueling and dangerous, ANT ARCTIC LAB is a serious test of mind, body and soul.

The 32.000 nautical miles ANT ARCTIC LAB Challenge will take the concept Around Alone and Laboratory testing to new heights to succeed in this epic quest.

Therefore, the main goals of this project are testing future pointing, sustainable and fully recyclable yacht building concepts which are respecting our environment, the ultimate proof of quality, safety and functionality, and of course setting a new sailing world record.


The aim of the AAL project is to sail around the world including Arctic and Antarctic Oceans nonstop and without assistance. The journey will start on 15th August 2021 from Les Sables d’Olonne (FRA) heading west of the British Islands and then north to Svalbard which will be rounded in the north up to 80°N.

Then, this record attempt will continue south, across the whole Atlantic Ocean to finally rounding Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. After passing Cape Horn the course is again north to reach the start and finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne.