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!!

5 WEEKS TO ROUTE DU RHUM

The show is already on. Route du Rhum’s impressive press conference took place in  Paris last Thursday. That was kind of an official kick off to numerous activities before the race start in Nov 4th. The legendary race celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has always been a big spectacle but is now even more...

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...

FOLLOW THE DELIVERY

The delivery started early this morning. We have 1200 nm to sail before she’s in Finland.  Follow the trip via social media (links bottom of this page) and via Marine Traffic by name Ariel2 (FI).  ETA depending on the weather conditions. Earliest around the May Day.  Tänään päästiin liikkeelle. 1200 merimailia Helsinkiin. Seuraa matkaa...

TESTING, TESTING

IMOCA60 official measurements were done last Friday and on Saturday Ariel got her sails. First test sailing took place same afternoon. Since then there has been testing every day. It’s also been amazingly fun to sail together with two other IMOCAs – Ireland Ocean Racing and HUGO BOSS.  Soon it is a day to...

HUOLTO KÄYNNISSÄ – THE REFIT HAS BEGUN

Kolmen kuukauden odottelun jälkeen vene viimein saapui rekalla Endeavour Quayn telakalle Gosportiin, Englantiin.  Paikka on sama, missä Alex Thomsoninkin venettä huolletaan. Paras mahdollinen, samoin kuin töistä vastaava tiimi, jonka johtajana toimii Joff Brown. Joff Brown (left) from Lighthouse Yacht Services is the technical manager of my boat.   Jokainen neliösentti veneestä käydään läpi. Mastoon on...