Austrian sailor’s world record attempt

Austrian adventurer and sailor Norbert Sedlacek is set to become the first sailor to ever complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation without assistance through all of the world’s oceans.

Sedlacek will depart on board his Open60AAL Innovation Yacht on the 15th of August from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, the home of the world’s only single handed nonstop round the world race, the Vendée Globe, in which Norbert also participated two times, and finished in 2009.

Norbert Sedlacek’s Open60AAL Innovation Yacht is built from sustainable and recyclable materials. 

This challenge represents approximately 32,000 nautical miles, around 190 days at sea and will give an ultimate confirmation about the quality and safety of the Innovation Yachts new yacht building concept.

Norbert Sedlacek’s voyage is set to take him 190 days. Pic – Ant Arctic Lab

Innovation Yachts is an Austrian-French shipyard designing and building unique customized racing and cruising yachts. The yard uses sustainable and recyclable materials to optimise quality, performance and the protection of the environment during and after construction.

The Open60AAL is the first 60’ which has been built in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. This revolutionary prototype launched in 2018 is made from volcanic rock fiber, balsa wood core and biocompatible epoxy.

The yacht represents the vanguard of a new generation of high-quality boats, very powerful, safe and ecological!

For more, see:


Jeanneau JY60
M.O.S.S Australia
Cyclops Marine
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