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EMOTIONAL ARRIVING IN SAINT-MALO

Arrived in Saint-Malo this beautiful October morning. Was an incredible feeling to enter the harbor. Beautiful sun rice and magical old city. Good memories from the 2014 Route du Rhum race are so strong still. Felt touched. Timo Caravitis and Michael Ferguson and the life raft.   The delivery from Gosport was almost in...

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...

HUUSELA LÄHDÖSSÄ – MUKANA UUSIA KUMPPANEITA

Yksinpurjehtija ja lentokapteeni Ari Huuselan Imoca Globe Series -valtamerikisojen kiertueen ensimmäisen Atlantin ylitys kisan, legendaarisen Route du Rhumin starttiin on alle  kolme viikkoa.  Huusela saa mukaansa vahvistusta Mercedes Benz – Sixt -yhteistyöstä sekä kumppanuudesta suomalaisen sisäilmaratkaisujen osaajan, Climeconin kanssa. Legendaarinen Route du Rhum aloittaa Ari Huuselan IMOCA-maailmanmestaruuskiertueen eli Imoca Globe Series’in. Route du Rhum...

2018


BOAT

My tool is the world's coolest ocean racing monohull IMOCA60. She's an Owen Clarke Design from 2007 before known as Aviva. Her name is ARIEL2 until She get's a main sponsor. Read more

BALTIC SEA

Ariel2 spends the summers in the Baltic Sea. Her home port is HSK in Helsinki. Sailing in the Baltic Sea is testing, training, PR and some races.

ROUTE DU RHUM

The legendary Route du Rhum celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. Record high number of skippers are participating. Race starts from St. Malo, France and goes to Guadeloupe, Caribbean. Start day is Nov. 4th. Read more

Purjehtija / Sailor

Yksin. Ilman ulkopuolista apua. Kilpaa.

Solo. Without assistance.

ARI HUUSELA

Finnairin lentokapteeni. Takana kolmisenkymmentä vuotta kilpapurjehdusta, joista suurin osa valtameripurjehdusta yksin. Tavoitteeni on päästä mukaan maailman vaativimpaan purjehduskilpailuun Vendée Globeen 2020.

KILPAILUT

Olen osallistunut kolmeen Atlantin yli yksinpurjehduskilpailuun. Niistä kaksi ensimmäistä purjehdin 6,50 metrisellä Classe Mini -luokan veneellä: Mini Transat 1999 ja Transat 6,50 2007. Marraskuussa 2014 pääsin Pogo40-veneelläni legendaarisen Route du Rhum -kisan maaliin, ensimmäisenä pohjoismaalaisena.

IN ENGLISH

I am a 55-year old Finnish airline pilot and Captain at Finnair. Been sailing and racing around 30 years of which most single handed. My top achievements are single handed trans Atlantic races 1999 and 2007 with Classe Mini boats and with a Class 40 boat in Route du Rhum 2014. My next goal is to race Imoca60 to the Vendee Globe 2020.

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IMOCA60

IMOCA GLOBE SERIES 2018-2021

Monaco Globe Series June 8, 2018
Route Du Rhum Nov 4, 2018
Globe Series Race Valencia, May 2019
Transat Jacques Vabre Oct 27, 2019
The Transat May 10, 2020
Transat NY-Vendée May 24, 2020
Vendée Globe Nov 8, 2020

HUMAN STORY

IMOCA is a class association for 60-foot Open monohulls (18.28 metres). Its championship (Imoca Globe Series) include legendary ocean races that catch massive attention globally and in the countries the skippers represent.
Millions of people follow - because these are true stories, human versus element. Therefore also the brand engagement potential for partners is huge.


"The IMOCA class aims to make ocean racing more international and it brings together ideas about competitions, innovation, human adventure and safety.
The first to witness the effects of climate change and committed to the need to respect the environment, IMOCA skippers contribute to this each day with the development and research into solutions to find alternative energy sources (hydrogenerators, wind turbines, solar energy, fuel cells), leading to the development of hybrid solutions and the construction of boats that are designed to last."

Source: IMOCA

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