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dan lenards Vela Code

APRIL 2019

Vela Code - a new code for every yachtsman Dan Lenard of the renowned yacht design firm Nuvolari – Lenard embarked on a daring adventure: a transatlantic solo crossing in a 33 foot sailboat that he made from left over parts. He departed on the 20th January from Cadiz, Spain and arrived into Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 3rd, some 14 days after his expected arrival due to low winds. The challenge was not only that he was alone but he had no engine, no electronics, gps, log, compass or autopilot - his reason - to prove that it can still be done. That Pure Sailing is still attainable. It was a voyage with a mission... His intention is to use this act to highlight the plight of the seas. It is a rallying cry – an SOS to the entire yachting community to save our seas. He wants to start a new trend, that you simply don't use single use plastics onboard a boat - with the intent that this becomes a fashion and people around the world will follow suit. We met him as he made landfall in the United States.




You can follow all that he and his team do over the coming years at their website


And if you want to see what the latest projects that have going on at Nuvolari-Lenard you can check them out here

"We can enjoy the ocean or destroy it. It's our choice."