ARRIVAL IN PICTURES

It’s already eight days since Ari crossed the finish line in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Let’s look back to the arrival and what happened next.   AROUND THE ISLAND  photos by Jari Salo ©SailingImages Basse de Terre Crew was ready to jump into the Highfield rib when Ari had 5 miles to go.   OVER THE...

READY FOR ARRIVAL

We are ready to start fixing the boat and looking forward to Ari arriving tomorrow evening local time! Thankfully the spare Pushpit has made it to Guadeloupe. From Gosport to London City Airport to Paris then on to Guadeloupe, says Mikey Ferguson. The Package has arrived!!

KOVA VIIKKO HUUSELALLE – ENSIMMÄINEN IMOCA MAALISSA

Yksinpurjehtija Ari Huuselan toinen kisaviikko on ollut haastava, mutta tahto ja into ovat tallella. Tänään ensimmäisenä maaliin tulleen Imoca-kipparin luokkavoitto on vielä auki. Legendaarisen Route du Rhum Atlantin yli yksinpurjehduskilpailun toinen viikko merellä on ottanut mittaa kippareista ja veneistä. Reilut parikymmentä myrskyltä viikoksi Ranskaan ja Espanjaan suojaan jäänyttä tai korjauksien takia pysähtynyttä venettä palasivat...

MYRSKYT RIEPOTTELIVAT ROUTE DU RHUMIA – VOITTAJA MAALIIN TÄNÄÄN 

Kolme voimakasta myrskymatalapainetta laittoi monen Route du Rhumin kipparin suunnitelmat uusiksi. Osa on vasta tänään päässyt suojasatamasta takaisin kisaan. Samalla ensimmäiset jo tulevat maaliin. Kisassa pärjäävät ne, jotka kestävät.  Legendaarinen yksinpurjehduskilpailu Route du Rhum starttasi Ranskan Saint-Malosta Guadeloupelle tasan viikko sitten sunnuntaina. Lähtöpäivänä oli navakka sivumyötäinen tuuli, joka jo reilun vuorokauden jälkeen vaihtui kovaksi...

MADEIRA PASSING

Ari will be passing Madeira tonight. He is enjoying lighter winds, calmer sea and warmer air. However the sailing is and will be more challenging than expected. He has no wind data due to the storm blew wind sensor from the mast three nights ago and the spare one ain’t working quite as it...

STORM, STORM, STORM

No one said it would be easy but soon after the race start the conditions turned from difficult to extreme.There were about to be two depressions but it’ll be three. And the length and power of the horror has multiplied of what was forecasted. It has been merciless for every boat and skipper.  ...

NORDIC SAILING HISTORY MADE

For all of the Route du Rhum skippers making it to the starting line is already a victory itself. And especially in massive and demanding projects like IMOCA projects are – the first win always is this. For Ari the start of Rout du Rhum meant also another big thing. He just made sailing...

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...