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WORK AHEAD

Ariel2 just started her home delivery from Azores to Gosport today. At the moment I am concentrating to my physical training and just like many of the entrepreneurs, raising funding in order to be able do all what I see necessary this season and achieve my next goals. Thanks for the photo João Nunes.  ...

TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE 2019

Seuraavaan Atlantin ylitys kilpailuun on enää 10 kuukautta. Vuorossa on kaksin purjehdittava kuuluisa “kahvikisa”, Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). Se starttaa Ranskan Le Havresta 27.10. Maali on Brasiliassa, Salvador da Bahiassa. Tuttu paikka. Transat 6,50 2007 päätyi sinne myös. Next Atlantic crossing in my race calendar is the famous double-handed coffee race Transat Jacques Vabre....

VALTAVA MENESTYS – HUGE SUCCESS

Route du Rhum oli valtava menestys joka alueella. Ennätysmäärä veneitä, valtava yleisömäärä sekä maissa, että netissä sekä räjähdysmäinen median kiinnostuksen kasvu. Edellisen kisan globaali oli media-arvo suuri (50 meur), mutta nyt se yli kaksinkertaistui 114 miljoonaan euroon. The 40th anniversary race broke records and was a huge success in many ways. Global media value...

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.

TRANSATLANTIC RACES

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

Year 2019 main race is the famous Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). It is sailed double-handed along an old coffee route from France to Brazil. Read more

VENDÉE GLOBE 2020

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

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 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.

IN ENGLISH

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 and with a Class 40 boat in Route du Rhum 2014 and IMOCA60 in Route du Rhum 2018.

I am so far the only Nordic skipper ever to have raced any official IMOCA race. I became 11 (20) in Route du Rhum 2018.

My ultimate goal is to race the legendary Vendee Globe in 2020.

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IMOCA60

IMOCA GLOBE SERIES 2018-2021

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



IMOCA-luokassa purjehditaan ammattilaisten joukossa, valtameripurjehduksen maailman huipulla.

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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