NO PLASTIC IN MY OCEAN

Imoca-luokkaliitto osallistuu aktiivisesti moneen vastuullisuusteemaan. Eniten keskustelemme uudistuvista energialähteistä ja merten suojelusta. Parhaillaan on menossa kampanja, nimeltä No Plastic Challenge, joka tähtää muoviroskan vähenemiseen merissämme. On hienoa olla tässä haasteessa mukana. Imoca class is actively involved in many important sustainability themes such as renewable energy and protecting the oceans. Right now we skippers are...

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’...

ON NUTRITION

Being and staying in good shape is crucial in a very demanding race. Nothing should be left to chance. Good physical condition requires well-planned meals, so nutrition is in the core of keeping fit onboard. The food consumed is simple and easy to prepare but loaded with energy, as well as carbohydrates and protein....

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...

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...

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...

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...