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...

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...

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...

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...