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The ultimate test on an unforgiving ocean

by John Curnow 18 May 2018 16:18 UTC
ANT Arctic LAB Challenge © ANT Arctic LAB

It is not just another nonstop, singlehanded and without assistance around the world adventure. It will also be the first to use all five oceans, so that includes the Northwest passage, as well as the Southern Ocean. It is also not just about the elapsed time, albeit that this is why Norbert Sedlacek Koch has elected to use an Open 60 as the weapon of choice in a bid to get around in just seven months.

No. As a former Vendée Globe participant and multiple RTW sailor, the truly intriguing and interesting part is the amount of science he is going to undertake, and that the vessel is being built using 100% sustainable and recyclable materials that includes volcanic fibre for the hull. This and many other innovations could really impact the way boats are made in the future, and of course, their legacy on the planet itself over time.

To read more, please go to www.ant-arctic-lab.com/the-challenge

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