The Austrian Norbert Sedlacek, who on July 12 is going to start from Les Sables d’olonne (France) in order to describe a figure of eight around the globe, arrived, taking advantage of the easing of quarantine, his assistants. And together got the boat AAL Innovation on the water.
Recall that the yacht Sedlacek 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).
The route of the expedition Worked is to start 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.
One problem (or rather two). 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 hoped that the third time will be the same successful. There’s got bad luck ever end!