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Diego 75b

Nandor Fa

Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black/White/Oak wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

541,67 €

LocationDiego Ramirez Island (Cap Horn)
Prints issueVERY LIMITED EDITION : 8 prints + 3 EA (Artist Proof)
Shooting dateDécembre 1992
Original pictureNegative
FormatsLarge format
CollectionVendee Globe
Nandor Fa
Nandor Fa

Born in Szekesfehervar (Hungary), in 1953, Nandor is always thinking positive and has a philosophical connection to his homeland and culture.

Following his elder brothers he did wrestling between 1964 and ’70, but had to stop because of a knee injury, so he decided to do different sports, and started kayaking, and then sailing.

Boat designer and constructor, the ocean sailor is the owner and manager of the company Fa Hajo Ltd.

He sailed around the world three times, including two successfully completed solo around the world races, crossed the so feared Cape Horn three times, crossed the Equator six times, sailed through the Atlantic- ocean five times…

Considered as one of the best sailors in the world, he built himself his boats to sail the Vendee Globe, ranking 5 in the 1992-1993 edition. First non-french to perform the "Everest" of the sailing world.

He was then awarded  "honorary citizen of the town and of the county Fejer (Hungary)", furthermore he has been holding the Grand Merit Cross of the Republic of Hungary since 1993.


In the '92 - 93 Vendée Globe I was sailing towards Cape Horn and just passed Diego Ramirez Island when the wind from NW built up to 65 knots with gusts of 75 knots. For a while the boat was surfing well with the mast only, but a breaker wave turned the boat parallel to the waves… and she stopped in this very position ! Without sail I couldn't start again, so we were drifting on the side for a few hours. When the wind dropped about 50 knots, then I could set sail again.
In this position, heeling about 60 - 80 degrees, the boat was surprisingly stable and safe, I had time enough to take photos.
Half a day later I passed the Cape Horn safely, third time in my life.

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Diego 75b - Nandor Fa

Diego 75b - Nandor Fa

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