ETA TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

It’s been an amazing race. No other words to describe it than SISU. That is what short-handed sailing is all about when you race with the world’s toughest arena with IMOCA boats. ARIEL2’s ETA to finish, Salvador/Brazil is on Friday 15th am (UTC -3). Follow the last 100 NM here >>

DOLDRUMS – LET US GO!

The doldrums (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) have been a challenging pot of darkness for sailors throughout centuries. Getting stuck there has been really dangerous. Here’s how it’s been onboard Ariel2 in Transat Jacques Vabre. 10/11 Its been 2 weeks since the race started and we are looking to finally escape the Doldrums. We got...

UPDATE FROM MIKEY

Cracking sunrise this morning after an easy nigts sailing. Since hoisting the A3 masthead furling kite a few days ago we set ourselves a wind limit to protect the tip of the rig due the the lack of support from the mainsail. Ysterday evening we hit that limit so changed to the A5 fractional...

FIRST DAYS

The first days of Transat Jacques Vabre race have been great but challenging for the duo Huusela Ferguson. Quite strong wind 1st night. Then Ari’s 57th birthday. Mikey had arranged a nice cake – candles and everything! Skippers are enjoying the ride but Ariel2 mainsail is not. It got damaged the 1st night and...

GOOD WEATHER WINDOW FOR SUNDAY START

Finnish-Irish Imoca duo Ari Huusela – Mikey Ferguson are starting the world famous Transat Jacques Vabre this Sunday. Start day conditions look good. The race village has been open for a week now and the skippers are eager to start racing. The start line is just outside the harbour of Le Havre and the...

KAHVIKISA STARTTAA HYVIIN OLOSUHTEISIIN

TIEDOTE Ari Huusela on jälleen starttaamassa vaativaan purjehduskilpailuun Atlantin yli. Tällä kertaa yhdessä irlantilaisen Mikey Fergusonin kanssa. Lähtöpäivän olosuhteet näyttävät harvinaisen hyviltä. Valtameripurjehdusmaailman kuuluisimpiin kisoihin lukeutuva Transat Jacques Vabre purjehditaan kaksin vanhaa kahvireittiä Ranskasta Brasiliaan. Kisakylä starttipaikassa Le Havressa on ollut auki jo viikon ja satatuhatpäinen yleisö on käynyt aistimassa sen tunnelmaa. Starttilaukaus pamahtaa...

HUUSELA & FERGUSON, 1 WEEK TILL TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE START

PRESS RELEASE 20.10.2019 Ari Huusela (Finland) and Mikey Ferguson (Ireland) are ready to race Transat Jacques Vabre non-stop from France to Brazil. This is the first double-handed ocean race for them together. Transat Jacques Vabre is one of the most followed ocean races of the world. It’s sailed along a 4 400 NM old...

ARIEL2 ON HER WAY TO GOSPORT

Delivery sail from Finland to UK started around midday today. On board we are ARIEL2 Transat Jacques Vabre Co-skipper Mikey Ferguson and our key team player Turo Nummi. Foggy sea and little wind for the first 3 hours. Did some sightseeing in our beautiful archipelago before heading more South and offshore. Tonight downwind and...

BYE BYE SUMMER

Summer is over and for ARIEL2 it is time to leave Helsinki and the Baltic Sea. Transat Jacques Vabre Co-Skipper Mikey Ferguson is flying to Helsinki today and the delivery sailing to Gosport is expected to begin asap. It was beginning of June ARIEL2 arrived in Finland. Right after the 2000NM IMOCA Globe Series...

ARIEL2 KOTONA

Ariel2 on nyt Helsingissä ja valmiina ottamaan kyytiin kumppaneita ja heidän onnellisia sidosryhmiään. Siirtopurjehduksen loppuosa Kielistä Helsinkiin meni vauhdilla. Alle kolmessa päivässä.  Alkuosan isoksi osaksi tuulettomaan keliin verrattuna, pätkähän oli vallan mainio. Miehistöille suuri kiitos ja kumarrus hienosta työstä taas kerran. Brest – Kiel: Mickey Ferguson, Marianna-Puuperä Monier, Jari Selin, Reija Huusko Kiel –...