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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...

79 COMPLETED THE RACE

Route du Rhum 2018 oli vaativa kilpailu. Kaksi kolmesta pääsi hyväksytysti maaliin.  Two thirds of the skippers made it. This race was among the toughest in it’s history. Closing time for the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe The 3,542 nautical mile course from northern Brittany, France to the French Caribbean island was completed by 79...

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 celebrated its 40th anniversary in November 2018. Record high number (123) of skippers are participated Race started from St. Malo, France and went to Guadeloupe, Caribbean. Due to heavy storms this his race was said to be toughest ever. I became 11th (20) in my class IMOCA. 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
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



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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