Any man or women who chooses to take on a challenge such as the ANT ARCTIC LAB not only has to be a highly skilled sailor. They must also be a proficient repairman and craftsman, weather expert and self-motivator, who is prepared to pit their skills up against a most unforgiving bedfellow – nature.

With Norbert’s highly experienced hands at helm, the ANT ARCTIC LAB yacht couldn’t be better placed for success.

Embarking on his first circumnavigation in 1996, and completing it in 1998 on a homespun 26-footer, Norbert went on to achieve success in solo trips around Antarctica and the Vendée Globe, the one and only single handed, nonstop race round the world with no assistance, to cement his place as a solo, seafaring legend.
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The ANT ARCTIC LAB’s multi-national team comprises of world-renowned professional sailors and yacht builders, yacht designers, architects and engineers.

They are bond by a common interest to master one of the last remaining seafaring quests – the ANT ARCTIC LAB Challenge.

Through fearless and painstaking research, their combined talents unite to showcase how advances in material innovation and technological developments have brought the seemingly impossible in reach.