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
The legendary Route du Rhum celebrated its 40th anniversary in November 2018. Record high number of skippers participated. Only 79 out if 123 in total managed to finis the race. Due to heavy storms this his race was said to be toughest ever. I became 11th (20) in class IMOCA. Global media value of the race was 114 million euros. Read more
2019 first race "Bermudes1000" was sailed in May. I finished this single-handed 2000NM race 16th. Read more
Main race of the year is the world's most famous coffee race - Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). It is sailed double-handed along an old coffee route from France to Brazil. Read more
My ultimate goal is the mythic around the globe race Vendée Globe - alone, non-stop, without assistance. This race is the world's toughest sailing race for monohulls. It organized every 4th year and the date of the next spectacular start is Nov. 4th 2020. Read more
Olen osallistunut neljään 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. Route du Rhum 2018 teki minusta ensimmäisen pohjoismaalaisen IMOCA-luokan kilpailuun osallistuneen ja sen maaliin päässeen kipparin.
I am a 56-year old Finnish Airbus A350 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, Route du Rhum 2014 with a Class 40 boat and Route du Rhum 2018 in classe IMOCA60.
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."