3 races - 3 double handed winners

Ariel 2

Skipper
Ari Huusela
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Co-Skipper
Michael Ferguson
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Fin 222
  • Architect : Owen Clarke
  • Launch date : 2007
  • Chantier (constructeur) : Hakes Marine NZ
  • Home port : Helsinki
  • Length : 18.28 Metres
  • Beam : 5.8 Metres
  • Sail area downwind : 270 m2
  • Sail area upwind : 580 m2
  • Source of energy production on board :

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Niina Riihelä
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Skipper

57 years old - Helsinki
Marié
Helsinki

Ari Huusela

Ari Huusela (56) is the first Nordic skipper ever to race IMOCAs. He began sailing as an adult, at the age of 24 and since then he has been driven by a hunger to accomplish his goals - now having the Vendée Globe as the ultimate one. Ari did his first single-handed transatlantic race 20 years ago in Classe Mini. He has professional background is a benefit in understanding a sailboat as he worked many years as an airplane mechanic. Now he still continues to work but as an A350 airline captain at Finnair.

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Co-Skipper

36 years old - Belfast, Northern Ireland
marié
Bangor, Northern Ireland

Michael Ferguson

Michael (Mikey) Ferguson (36) has been involved in this project for one and a half years now.  He has been a competitive dinghy and keelboat sailor from a young age and has worked in the sailing industry for nearly 20 years now. Mikey has been in various British IMOCA campaigns including Mike Golding’s Ecover and Gamesa projects and he has also skippered the IMOCA Artemis2 for the last five years. He’s done four Fastnet races and two Round Britain and Ireland races on IMOCA and skippered two IMOCA delivery transatlantics.

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