World Sailing Record Attempt: skipper Norbert is confident about his abilities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:10 PM
Skipper Norbert is confident about his abilities and his Open60AAL potential to take on this huge challenge!
The boat will take off from the Vendée Globe pontoon in Les Sables d'Olonne on 21st July at 06.00 p.m. Norbert will cross the starting line under the authority of the World Speed Sailing Record commissioner at 06.45 p.m.
After the departure Norbert will set course to the Arctic Ocean, passing the Northwest Passage from east to west and then heading south to round Cape Hornfor the first time.
Norbert will then sail around Antarctica in the Southern Ocean and pass Cape Horn a second time before heading north back home to Les Sables d’Olonne.
Innovation Yachts is an Austrian-French shipyard designing and building unique customized racing and cruising yachts. The yard uses new trendsetting fully sustainable and recyclable materials to optimize quality, performance and theprotection of the environment during and after construction.
The Open60AAL is the first 60’ which has been built in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. This revolutionary prototype launched in 2018 is made from volcanic rock fiber, balsa wood core and biocompatible epoxy.
The yacht represents the vanguard of a new generation of high-quality boats, very powerful, safe and ecological!
If this record attempt is successful Norbert Sedlacek will be the first sailor ever who did a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation without assistance through all oceans including Arctic and Southern Ocean.
This challenge represents approximately 34,000 nautical miles and around 200 days at sea.
Project ANT ARCTIC LAB will give an ultimate confirmation about the quality and safety of this new yacht building concept!