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ARRIVAL IN PICTURES

It’s already eight days since Ari crossed the finish line in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Let’s look back to the arrival and what happened next.   AROUND THE ISLAND  photos by Jari Salo ©SailingImages Basse de Terre Crew was ready to jump into the Highfield rib when Ari had 5 miles to go.   OVER THE...

MAALISSA – OVER THE LINE

ARI HUUSELA MAALISSA – TEKI TAAS POHJOISMAISTA PURJEHDUSHISTORIAA Lentokapteeni ja yksinpurjehtija Ari Huusela tuli legendaarisen Route du Rhum Atlantin yli yksinpurjehduskilpailun maaliin 23.11. iltana kello 22:31 Guadeloupen aikaa. Huuselasta tuli samalla pohjoismaiden ensimmäinen viralliseen IMOCA-luokan kilpailuun osallistunut ja sen maaliin päässyt purjehtija. Ari Huusela tuli maaliin ajassa 19 päivää 13 tuntia ja 31 minuuttia,...

READY FOR ARRIVAL

We are ready to start fixing the boat and looking forward to Ari arriving tomorrow evening local time! Thankfully the spare Pushpit has made it to Guadeloupe. From Gosport to London City Airport to Paris then on to Guadeloupe, says Mikey Ferguson. The Package has arrived!!

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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