Sedlacek is preparing for a third attempt

Austrian traveler and sailor Norbert Sedlacek confirmed that he intends on 12 July, exactly 100 days to start from Les Sables d’olonne (France) in order to describe a figure of eight around the globe. Project name – Ant Arctic Lab.

The intent of Norbert, he will have this route from France to the Northwest, through the canadian Northwest passage in the direction “against the grain” (East to West), descend along the West coast of the US to forge, to make a loop around Antarctica, rounded the fearsome Cape twice, then across the Atlantic back to France.

Recall that Sedlacek twice in 2018 and 2019 years – started from Les Sables d’olonne, but both times the journey had to be completed in a few days “because of problems with the equipment”.

It is worth mentioning that the boat Worked – AAL Innovation – constructed from basalt fibers – inorganic material obtained from the melt of some natural minerals. It has its constructive advantages, for example, conventional E-glass, but mostly for Norbert is (as he declares) by the following fact: the ability to subsequently (after the operation) completely rework the boat into secondary raw materials (basalt fiber allows for recycling and reuse).

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