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    Milan Kolacek

    Lorient, France

    Skills

    Born by the mountains, longing for the sea.

    Milan was born in the Czech Republic where he grew up, not close to the sea as might seem natural, but in a mountainous area of the country. His strong passion for sailing led him to travel around the world while working in the sailing industry. For the past 8 years he has been living in one of the top offshore destinations in the world – Lorient in France.

    Solo offshore sailing is his biggest passion and he has gathered numerous titles and awards in the past years including French champion in solo offshore sailing 2012, Czech sailor of the year 2012, two titles in Les Sables – Les Azores – Les Sables 2010 and 2012 and two Transat races AGR2 La Mondiale and Transat Quebec Saint Malo in 2016. In order to ready himself physically and mentally for very long races Milan prepares himself by training in swimming and running.

    His future goals include La Solitaire du Figaro and the Vendée Globe 2020 – which bring the challenge of a larger boat, the IMOCA.

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