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...

ROUTE DU RHUM QUALIFICATION

Tänään alkaa 1200 merimailin pakollinen qualification-purjehdus legendaariseen Route du Rhum Atlantin yli yksinpurjehduskilpailuun pääsemiseksi. Kilpailujohtaja on tälläkin kertaa myöntänyt minulle luvan purjehtia se Itämerellä.  Route du Rhum 2018 on 40-vuotis juhlakilpailu. Sinne on ilmoittautunut ennätysmäärä osallistujia: 123 kipparia, kuudessa eri luokassa. IMOCA-kipparien nimiä on listalla 24. Neljä vuotta sitten sama luku oli yhdeksän. Kisa...

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...

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...

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.    

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...