ant arctic lab challenge

An ultimate world record attempt on an unforgiving ocean

Around the world single-handed, nonstop and without assistance is widely regarded as the ultimate test of seamanship and courage.

Enduring month upon month, precalculated half a year in his own company, Norbert will be forced to pit his nautical prowess against heavy storms, ice, fierce oceans, loneliness and frustration during a distance of about 32.000 nautical miles!

He will start on 06th August 2023 from Les Sables d’Olonne.

Both demanding and dangerous, ANT ARCTIC LAB is a serious test for all materials as well as the skipper’s mind, body and soul.

The 32.000 nautical miles ANT ARCTIC LAB Challenge sailed with our Innovation Yachts Open60AAL 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 concept which is respecting our environment, the ultimate proof of quality, safety and functionality, and of course setting a new sailing world record!

Ant Arctic Lab map

The aim of the AAL project is to sail single handed around the world including Arctic and Antarctic Ocean nonstop and without assistance! The journey will start on 06th August 2023 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.


16th May 2018
Also in 2018


Enthusiasts of recreational marine activities (including sailing) normally have a deep affinity with nature; a well-preserved natural environment is key to their continued participation and enjoyment

Innovation Yachts has forged partnerships with innovative, industry proven companies – ones that embrace a reduced floating footprint through recycled materials, reduced carbon emissions and sustainability – to offer our bespoke yacht customers the highest quality and cleanest products and materials possible.