CAPITAIN AIRBUS A350 ET SKIPPER IMOCA

J’embarque pour ma deuxième Route du Rhum, après avoir terminé la première en 2014. J’étais à l’époque le premier skipper nordique à finir la course. J’en ai de très bons souvenirs. Je me suis fixé comme objectif ultime pour ma carrière de voile de participer au  Vendée Globe 2020 : un tour du monde...

TULEVAISUUS ON HIILINEUTRAALI

Samalla tavalla kuin yksinpurjehtija Ari Huusela on tekemässä jotain ainutlaatuista ja raivaa tietä tuleville valtameripurjehdussukupolville, on hänen pitkäaikaisen yhteistyökumppaninsa Containershipsin dna:ssa ollut olla monessa ensimmäisiä. Containershipsillä on pian Euroopan ensimmäinen nesteytetyllä maakaasulla meriä halkova konttilaiva ja se on ensimmäinen konttioperaattori, joka ottaa uutta ympäristöystävällisemmäksi rakennettua kalustoa käyttöönsä koko kuljetusketjun laajuudessa. Learn more about Containerships’...

GOODBYE HELSINKI

Today, it is exactly 6 weeks to the start of the legendary Route du Rhum. Ariel2 is on her way to Gosport, U.K. She set sails on Friday night and you can follow her on the map by clicking this link. Summer went so quickly. After an active period of PR sailings in August me...

ON NUTRITION

Being and staying in good shape is crucial in a very demanding race. Nothing should be left to chance. Good physical condition requires well-planned meals, so nutrition is in the core of keeping fit onboard. The food consumed is simple and easy to prepare but loaded with energy, as well as carbohydrates and protein....

WHAT MAKES A WINNER?

Do I have a chance to win the Vendée Globe? Do you mean if I am going to cross the finish line first? That is only one of the many elements that makes one a winner in Imoca Globe Series. The nature of single handed ocean racing is very different from round the buoys...

VIISI RAAKAA KISAA ENNEN PÄÄTAVOITETTA

Yksinpurjehtija Ari Huusela osallistuu ensimmäisenä pohjoismaalaisena Imoca Globe Series -valtamerikisojen kiertueelle. Ensi vuonna vaativia kisoja on kaksi ja 2020 toiset kaksi, ennen Vendée Globea, joka purjehditaan yksin ja pysähtymättä maapallon ympäri. Projekti hakee huomiota myös Kiinan markkinoilta. Tämän Imoca-maailmanmestaruuskiertueeksikin kutsutun sarjan yksin- ja kaksinpurjehduksia aloittaa Huuselan osalta legendaarinen Route du Rhum. Se purjehditaan yksin...

HELSINKI-TALLINNA RACE

Ariel2 IMOCA60 already break records in Helsinki-Tallinna Race (HTR) that will start this Friday afternoon. Never before in Finland has a boat had a LYS handicap over 2 as Ariel2 got it 2,14. That is a high number indeed. HTR is the biggest offshore sailing race in Finland. As the name says, it is...

PICS – ÅF OFFSHORE RACE 2018

We started the race as carefully as possible. First 30 miles out from Stockholm to open waters are super busy and narrow. Of course it was upwind, too. Had two reefs in main and the smallest foresail. Still it felt horrible to navigate this ocean racer in a crowded route with all kinds of boats...

FOLLOW THE RACE

Race from Stockholm around Gotland to Sandhamn is now on. Ari is sailing it with a crew. The lively race village offered its best before the start and it was cool to meet Helly Hansen people and another ambassador, a Swedish World Cup alpine ski racer  Mattias Hargin there, too. Lars from Helly Hansen,...

NEXT: ÅF OFFSORE RACE

Summer is busy. Preparing myself and the boat, training and doing great events together with my partners. Next race on the list is Åf Offshore Race which used to be called Gotland Runt. The start is next Sunday, July 1st.  The 350 NM race starts from Stockholm, goes aound Gotland and finishes to Sandhamn....