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Circumnavigation Record Attempt by Ant Arctic Lab - Only two days to departure

by Ant Arctic Lab 14 Aug 2021 08:54 PDT 15 August 2021
Skipper Norbert Sedlacek, Open60AAL Innovation Yachts © Ant Arctic Lab

To sail around 32.000 nm is one thing, to have enough food and spare on board for every thinkable situation is another one. Therefore, the whole team started this morning with "the boarding" of all necessary equipment and the final storing of all items.

Ant Arctic Lab world record attempt, is a world's first and means to sail around the world single-handed, non-stop and without assistance through all 5 Oceans. This includes of course also the Arctic and Antarctic Ocean!

Skipper Norbert Sedlacek will depart on board of his Open60AAL Innovation Yachts on 15th August from Les Sables d'Olonne, FRA, the home of the world's only single handed non-stop round the world race, the Vendée Globe, in which Norbert also participated two times, and finished in 2009.

But the aims of this project are also highlighting the climate change and the Innovation Yachts yacht-building concept, the world's first fully sustainable and recyclable one!

If this record attempt is successful Norbert Sedlacek will be the first sailor ever who did a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation without assistance through all oceans including Arctic and Southern Ocean.

This challenge represents approximately 32,000 nautical miles, around 190 days at sea and will give an ultimate confirmation about the quality and safety of the Innovation Yachts new yacht building concept!

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 the protection 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 fibre, balsa wood core and biocompatible epoxy.

The yacht represents the vanguard of a new generation of high-quality boats, very powerful, safe and ecological!

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