Nandor Fa

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News JUN 3, 2014 11:32

Spirit Of Hungary officially retires

Nandor Fa, Skipper of Spirit of Hungary, announced at 1200 hrs New York time today his regrettable decision to have to officially retire from the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race. 

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Spirit of Hungary's entry for the Barcelona World Race is completed
News OCT 31, 2014 15:22

Spirit of Hungary's entry for the Barcelona World Race is completed

Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built‏ by Nandor Fa himself. The 61-years old skipper returns to ocean racing after a 17 years hiatus enjoying family life and building his business in marina construction

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Nandor Fa: “Age is not a worry for me”
Interviews DEC 3, 2014 18:21

Nandor Fa: “Age is not a worry for me”

They always say that 90 per cent of any ocean race is completed before the start line is passed. For Hungary's indomitable Nandor Fa the battle to get ready for the start of the Barcelona World Race with his new IMOCA 60 Spirit of Hungary makes the very act of racing around the world look straightforward. 

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Emails from the boats JAN 4, 2015 16:33

“Todo es posible"

Nandor Fa (Spirit of Hungary):

“Trabajamos a un ritmo muy alto para preparar el barco, pero ni siquiera tenemos las curvas polares o una tabla de velas, navegamos utilizando nuestra intuición. Antes de la salida probamos el barco dos veces, y ambos tests fueron muy útiles. Estábamos preparados para la salida tanto como podíamos estarlo.

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Deliverance
News JAN 5, 2015 20:24

Deliverance

Spirit of Hungary made it into the Atlantic at 1539hrs UTC today Monday but it has been very slow for Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman and they were still struggling sailing directly south towards the Moroccan coast in very light breezes 

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Nandor on losing the kite
Emails from the boats JAN 9, 2015 14:47

Nandor on losing the kite

Nándor Fa - Spirit of Hungary 8th Jan.“Yesterday the whole day we were running under the A2, with a few almost perfectly carried out gybes. Good wind angle - 155 -, good speed - 13-15 kts in 17-20 kts of wind -, a nice sunny watch. Until the night.

In the evening the  wind started to increase, 19-23 kts Northerly — North-Easterly. It was my watch in the dark, we had previously decided with Conrad that we will steer the boat ourselves when needed, at most we will do shorter changes, but we keep the boat going

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