What a superb feeling. We (me and Ariel II) did it! Qualified for the legendary Route du Rhum starting on Nov. 4th this autumn.


After all there was weather of every sort. Wind got actually quite hard towards the end of the sailing. Waves in the Baltic Sea become sharp and nasty. All together 1400 NM was sailed and happily without  big worries. The original Aviva spinnaker broke but that’s basically all.

Big hand to my media man Jari Salo who’s splendid pics and videos where shared in facebook, twitter and instagram already along the way.

Big thanks to my crew for preparing and packing the boat and being there at the departure and arrival.

Thank you all for your messages, questions and following.


Photos: ©SailingImages, Jari Salo