TOGETHER WITH SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Vendée Globe is a journey. It’s an ultra marathon of which maybe only half is sailing. The rest is preparing, co-operation and constant learning.  First of all you need a boat. That’s when it get’s serious. If you do not have the boat at least three years before the Vendée Globe, you may not...

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...

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...