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Y.CO - Heroes of Telemark
From March 16th to March 24th 2012, Y.CO Founders Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett, and Director Yves Damette will join 12 former members to retrace some of the steps of the Heroes of Telemark in one of the world’s most gruelling challenges.
The Heroes of Telemark were a group of 6 Norwegian soldiers who were dispatched to Vemork, Norway, to destroy a facility producing Heavy Water (a key component in creating nuclear weapons). Operation Gunnerside, as it was known, was successfully carried out on February 28th 1943 when the team broke in and destroyed the plant before telemarking to safety (chased by 3,000 enemy troops!). It is considered the most successful act of sabotage of WWII.
To commemorate the heroic mission, Gary, Charlie and Yves will (unassisted and carrying all of their own provisions) telemark from Evjemoen, a former Norwegian military camp, on a 7 day journey that will bring them to Vemork, the original site of the Heavy Water plant.
Accompanied by ex-military personnel, the Y.CO team is raising money for the SBSA charity as well as paying homage to those on both sides who showed such bravery, tenacity and endurance back in 1943. The Heroes of Telemark are an inspiration not only because of their physical achievement in the face of tough conditions, but also for their self-discipline, mental courage and dedication to a cause greater than the individual – all qualities which can be applied in our everyday lives.
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Founded in Monaco in 2003, Y.CO is a different kind of yacht company – its founders and senior management have come from yachting backgrounds with decades of experience working on some of the largest luxury yachts in the world.
Y.CO offers clients services in sale, purchase, luxury yacht charter, management and construction of the world’s most exclusive vessels, starting from 28m (80ft) in length to 130m (430ft).
The company has become renowned for its pioneering approach to every aspect of yachting - including the development of its own groundbreaking yacht management software - and is proud to include among its clients and brand ambassadors some of the most influential business people and experienced yachtsmen in the world.
Y.CO is a subsidiary of Y.CO Group PLC. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Headquarters are in Monaco with offices in London, Doha, Newport, Fort Lauderdale, Antibes and Palma.
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