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RBK-Yachting is lead by Arno Kronenberg. Born in 1965, Kronenberg has vast management experience including comprehensive marketing-knowledge in the maritime industry. Being a keen yachtsman himself, Kronenberg knows every aspect of the sport of sailing. In 1987 he competed in the prestigious Admiral’s Cup. In 1989 he gained further offshore-experience during the former Whitbread Round the World Race (now Volvo Ocean Race) aboard the German entry “Schlüssel von Bremen”. In 1997, Kronenberg was honoured with the “Tanja-Pokal” for winning the stormy leg from Durban to Cape Town during the “Hong Kong Challenge – Round the World Race” aboard the “Bank von Bremen”. Two years later, in January 1999, Kronenberg happened to be all over the German media as he eye-witnessed the devastating 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which took six casualties. Kronenberg crewed on a small Bénéteau First 38, which made it trough the storm, finishing second in its class. The experiences made during the Hobart-Race later would pay off as Kronenberg was announced as Skipper for a 61 feet Racer/Cruiser to compete in the Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge from Newport, R.I. to Cuxhaven in 2003. Despite gale-force winds, Kronenberg and his crew managed to round Fair Isle as the first German yacht in the fleet. In total, Arno Kronenberg has crossed the Atlantic Ocean seven times.