SKIP NOVAK | TEAM TEST MEMBER
ALL AROUND THE WORLD YACHTMAN AND
EXPEDITION SAILING ENTREPRENEUR
Skip Novak is a member of our test team and is the filter that we use to develop and test our products. Instant feedback and suggestions from Skip give us valuable knowledge. He uses our products as everyday workwear, whether he is sailing around the Cape Horn, or pursuing another demanding challenge. He is best known for his participation in four Whitbread Round the World Races and has deep knowledge of all kinds of sailing.
Wishing to combine his mountaineering skills with sailing he built the expedition vessel Pelagic and has spent many seasons in Antarctic waters. The Pelagic Expeditions also serves as a logistic support platform for scuba divers,
kayakers, mountaineers, skiers, film teams and scientists to visit remote areas in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands.
During the last twenty years Skip and the Pelagic have featured in many documentary films and publications worldwide. Recently the interest in high latitude sailing has evolved into a “must do” goal for any sailor with a taste for adventure. Skip’s experience in adventure, development and sailing makes him the perfect candidate to focus on the functional elements of our designs for future collections.