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IY Open60AAL at the bay of Les Sables d'Olonne

Update on current situation

Press Release – Statement from Norbert Sedlacek Koch on the current Situation of project ANT ARCTIC LAB  Les Sables d’Olonne, 23rd August 2022 – We sincerely

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IY Open60AAL at the bay of Les Sables d'Olonne

Arrived Safely

After only 4,5 days of sailing trying to fulfill this attempt , I finally arrived at the Vendée Globe pontoon, Les Sables d’Olonne. I’m still sad

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Online tracking of Norbert's route

Arriving tonight

I will finally be back in Les Sables d’Olonne with the next high tide in the late evening around 10 PM (French time , UTC

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Online tracking of ANT ARCTIC LAB

Turning back

It is indeed a very unfortunate situation and the last 24 hours have been filled with disappointments as I had to make a U-turn 😞 but I

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Tracking ANT ARCTIC LAB

Safety over Ambition

The second night at sea was already quite intense. Skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch had to tack against 40 knots of wind through a rocky sea.

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Norbert on IY Open60AAL

First day at sea

I personally want to say THANK YOU so much to all of you 👱‍♀️🧔👨‍🦰👩👱‍♂️👧👦👨‍🦳, who came at the departure and also who joined online on

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Norbert on IY Open60AAL giving a speech

Norbert crossed the starting line!

Today, at 10 AM UTC+2 Norbert has waved goodbye 👋 to all fans, partners, friends, family and the whole Innovation Yachts team 🧒👩‍🦰👱‍♀️🧑👱🧔🧓👧 to fulfill

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Norbert giving a speach on farewell event

Get together…

After all the hectic days, it’s time for us to cool down, relax, and enjoy the time with my family, friends, and colleagues 👨👩👨‍🦰🧔👱‍ before

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Norbert verifying the standing rigging

Very last crosscheck

D-3 ⏰ The team and I have been busy with all the preparations for my departure this Monday at 10AM!! ⛵🌏🌊 Finally! Now I really

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