HECTIC LAST WEEK

Route du Rhum is a massive spactacle as a sailing race. And this time, record big. It was already during last Saturday when 1 million people had already visited the race village that officially opened on Oct 24th. Meetings, PR, work, official checks etc… Something going on all the time from early morning till...

EMOTIONAL ARRIVING IN SAINT-MALO

Arrived in Saint-Malo this beautiful October morning. Was an incredible feeling to enter the harbor. Beautiful sun rice and magical old city. Good memories from the 2014 Route du Rhum race are so strong still. Felt touched. Timo Caravitis and Michael Ferguson and the life raft.   The delivery from Gosport was almost in...

CAPITAIN AIRBUS A350 ET SKIPPER IMOCA

J’embarque pour ma deuxième Route du Rhum, après avoir terminé la première en 2014. J’étais à l’époque le premier skipper nordique à finir la course. J’en ai de très bons souvenirs. Je me suis fixé comme objectif ultime pour ma carrière de voile de participer au  Vendée Globe 2020 : un tour du monde...

HUUSELA LÄHDÖSSÄ – MUKANA UUSIA KUMPPANEITA

Yksinpurjehtija ja lentokapteeni Ari Huuselan Imoca Globe Series -valtamerikisojen kiertueen ensimmäisen Atlantin ylitys kisan, legendaarisen Route du Rhumin starttiin on alle  kolme viikkoa.  Huusela saa mukaansa vahvistusta Mercedes Benz – Sixt -yhteistyöstä sekä kumppanuudesta suomalaisen sisäilmaratkaisujen osaajan, Climeconin kanssa. Legendaarinen Route du Rhum aloittaa Ari Huuselan IMOCA-maailmanmestaruuskiertueen eli Imoca Globe Series’in. Route du Rhum...

TULEVAISUUS ON HIILINEUTRAALI

Samalla tavalla kuin yksinpurjehtija Ari Huusela on tekemässä jotain ainutlaatuista ja raivaa tietä tuleville valtameripurjehdussukupolville, on hänen pitkäaikaisen yhteistyökumppaninsa Containershipsin dna:ssa ollut olla monessa ensimmäisiä. Containershipsillä on pian Euroopan ensimmäinen nesteytetyllä maakaasulla meriä halkova konttilaiva ja se on ensimmäinen konttioperaattori, joka ottaa uutta ympäristöystävällisemmäksi rakennettua kalustoa käyttöönsä koko kuljetusketjun laajuudessa. Learn more about Containerships’...

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...

WHAT MAKES A WINNER?

Do I have a chance to win the Vendée Globe? Do you mean if I am going to cross the finish line first? That is only one of the many elements that makes one a winner in Imoca Globe Series. The nature of single handed ocean racing is very different from round the buoys...

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....

IMOCA GLOBE SERIES LAUNCHED IN MONACO

New IMOCA GLOBE SERIES was launched in Monaco this weekend. Flew there to celebrate the occasion and see boats participating the first Monaco Globe Series, Mediterranean race. My Ariel II stayed in Finland for PR and local Suursaari Race that will take place next weekend. Read the official release of the IMOCA GLOBE SERIES...