Bernt Lüchtenborg, long-distance driver
The man has already sailed around the world once. Bernt Lüchtenborg had taken five years to do this and headed for many exotic places. Now he's driven out to sea again. His latest project: twice around the world, one-handed and non-stop, first with, then against the wind. Sounds crazy. But is that it?
We asked the former building contractor and now a passionate long-distance driver about the background of his trip. What is his motivation for taking on such a challenge? What does he want to prove to himself and the world with it? What if it fails?
In an interview with the YACHT, Lüchtenborg, who after all received a prize from Trans-Ocean for his earlier trip, reveals his thoughts, thoughts and goals. He makes it clear why the plan is not an end in itself for him and in what form others also benefit.
For example, he involves socially disadvantaged children and young people in his project. And he puts himself and his ship in the service of science. On behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, he will take water samples during the trip.
The "Horizons", an aluminum sloop of the type Glacer 52, designed for trips in extreme regions
More about his planned project, the route and the ship in the new issue of YACHT (issue 25-26 / 08, now at the kiosk),