VIISI RAAKAA KISAA ENNEN PÄÄTAVOITETTA

Yksinpurjehtija Ari Huusela osallistuu ensimmäisenä pohjoismaalaisena Imoca Globe Series -valtamerikisojen kiertueelle. Ensi vuonna vaativia kisoja on kaksi ja 2020 toiset kaksi, ennen Vendée Globea, joka purjehditaan yksin ja pysähtymättä maapallon ympäri. Projekti hakee huomiota myös Kiinan markkinoilta. Tämän Imoca-maailmanmestaruuskiertueeksikin kutsutun sarjan yksin- ja kaksinpurjehduksia aloittaa Huuselan osalta legendaarinen Route du Rhum. Se purjehditaan yksin...

HELSINKI-TALLINNA RACE

Ariel2 IMOCA60 already break records in Helsinki-Tallinna Race (HTR) that will start this Friday afternoon. Never before in Finland has a boat had a LYS handicap over 2 as Ariel2 got it 2,14. That is a high number indeed. HTR is the biggest offshore sailing race in Finland. As the name says, it is...

PICS – ÅF OFFSHORE RACE 2018

We started the race as carefully as possible. First 30 miles out from Stockholm to open waters are super busy and narrow. Of course it was upwind, too. Had two reefs in main and the smallest foresail. Still it felt horrible to navigate this ocean racer in a crowded route with all kinds of boats...

FOLLOW THE RACE

Race from Stockholm around Gotland to Sandhamn is now on. Ari is sailing it with a crew. The lively race village offered its best before the start and it was cool to meet Helly Hansen people and another ambassador, a Swedish World Cup alpine ski racer  Mattias Hargin there, too. Lars from Helly Hansen,...

NEXT: ÅF OFFSORE RACE

Summer is busy. Preparing myself and the boat, training and doing great events together with my partners. Next race on the list is Åf Offshore Race which used to be called Gotland Runt. The start is next Sunday, July 1st.  The 350 NM race starts from Stockholm, goes aound Gotland and finishes to Sandhamn....

LIGHT WINDS AHEAD

Route du Rhum qualification sailing started at 9 o’clock pm. The winds look light and the route will therefore take around 6 days. The 1200 NM route has been approved by the race organization and it’ll take us twise around Gotland in Sweden.  Route du Rhum -kisaan pääsemiseksi vaadittava qualification-purjehdus starttasi iltayhdeksältä. Tiedossa on...

TRACK THE RACE

Track the race and boats of Suursaari Race here Edited 11.25 p.m.: seems that our race gps stopped working over an hour ago or something… You can use MarineTraffic to locate us. Watch a video clip from the start here   Photo by Petri Häyrinen   Cover photo by Petri Häyrinen

SUURSAARI RACE

Suursaari Race starttaa huomenna. Se on samalla Arielin ensimmäinen kisa Itämerellä. Ariel II’s first race in the Baltic Sea is Suursaari Race. It is a 190 miles off shore race where the boats sail around the Suursaari island on the Russian side. It is organized for the 28th time this year. My crew is: Toni...

ETA – HELSINKI

Tule vastaanottamaan Aria ja Ariel Imoca60:a HSK:lle, Lauttasaareen. ETA (arvio päivitetty 2.5.): 2.5. Klo 16 paikkeilla Seuraa ETA:n tarkentumista Facebookista. Linkki sivun alareunassa.