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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...

KIINALAINEN JUTTU – CHINESE MATTER

Aasian ja Kiinan markkinoilla toimiva yritys on useimmiten yksin keskellä tuntematonta, aivan kuten yksinpurjehtija keskellä valtamerta. Kun tuntee omat mahdollisuutensa ja henkiset rajansa, luottaa kumppaneidensa tukeen ja perustaa päätökset kokemukseen sekä faktoihin, tietää voivansa saavuttaa päämääränsä. Asia Perspectiven juuret ovat ruotsalaisessa elinkeinoelämässä, mutta yritys tunnetaan tällä hetkellä pohjoismaisena kumppanina. Sami Lindström on Asia Perspectiven suomalainen...

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....

2018


BOAT

My tool is the world's greatest ocean racing monohull IMOCA60. She's an Owen Clarke Design from 2008 before known as Aviva. Her name now is ARIEL II until She get's her main sponsor. She was launched in April. The preparations were managed by Joff Brown and his team in Gosport, Endeavour Quay. Read more

BALTIC SEA

Ariel II will be spending the summer 2018 in the Baltic Sea. Her home port is HSK in Helsinki. Sailing in the Baltic Sea is testing, training, PR and some races. 1000 NM qualification sailing for Route du Rhum 2018 is also sailed in the Baltic Sea in June.

ROUTE DU RHUM

"This 40th anniversay Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe looks set to hold many surprises, writing a new and exciting chapter in the storied history of this legendary Transatlantic race", says the race organisation. My name is already on the list. Start of the race from St. Malo, France to Guadeloupe, Caribbean 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.

IMOCA60

IMOCA GLOBE SERIES 2018-2021

Monaco Globe Series June 8, 2018
Route Du Rhum Nov 4, 2018
Globe Series Race tba, 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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