Extreme Sailor Expect Approximately 4500 Lonesome Nautical Miles
Single-handed – nonstop – without any external assistance. The extreme sailor Harald Sedlacek has sailed on his only 4.9 meter short volcanic prototype FIPOFIX already successfully in 87 days from Gijón (SP) to Palm Beach (USA), now the ultimate northern route is waiting for him. Permanent weather caprioles, low water temperature and strong currents, heavy sea and the danger of drifting ice will push skipper Sedlacek and his FIPOFIX to the limit.
FIPOFIX’s departure from Palm Beach is planned for 15th respectively 16th May 2014. If Sedlacek succeeds also the 2nd transatlantic-crossing he has not just made sailing history, but also a new material technology and a new material “Made in Austria” will have been confirmed.
Project „Proof of Principle“ Open16 FIPOFIX, Update 13th May 2014
From continent to continent, „Proof of Principle“ stands for the worldwide first attempt to cross the North Atlantic in an only 16 foot short sailing boat, entirely built from volcanic fiber, single-handed, nonstop and without any external assistance from east to west and subsequently from west to east by the terrifying northern route.
Skipper Sedlacek is the worldwide first extreme sailor who,
sailed in an only 16 feet short sailing boat across the Atlantic Ocean form continent to continent single-handed, nonstop and without any external assistance!
At the same time Harald Sedlacek is holding the record for the longest single-handed-nonstop sailing-trip in a 16 feet class by nautical miles.
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