Sailing is a real team work. After 4.000 hours of sweaty hours building the boat, we were able to participate in the first offshore race after her full refit. Rebuilding the boat has been a huge effort from the all people, who have been working for the boat. The last parts were delivered no sooner than by a RIB-boat to the starting line. It was enough for the 155 miles Espoo-Suursaari race for us to win the line honors among a hundred boats. The final battle was fought only 500 m before the finish line against a SeaCart 30 trimaran.
TP52 ex-Hurakan was bought this year in March from Spain. The boat that was built by Oracle Racing had not been actively sailing for a long time and now got a new life. The extremely well built boat was totally taken off from all parts, fixed, offshore reinforced and painted with the colors of our new team Zer°emission – the race against sea pollution.
The zer°emission project works to inspire sailors, race fans, our partners and race host cities to join us in our quest for cleaner seas. Behind the project there is emission and pollution analysing and compensation models for the businesses in a path towards a cleaner Earth.
The team consists of 35 people – sailors and yachting experts who have been sailing victoriously together for a long time. The latest results are gold and silver from the X-35 one design world championships in 2014 and the Transatlantic Record in ARC 2014, 8d 14h and 39min, with Leopard 3 supermaxi. The team members have also many other world championship medals and regatta victories. The team will also participate in cleaning actions in every location they race and they will also carry the Seabin – sea garbage collection device, which cleans the harbour waters.
In 2019 the team will participate in the biggest offshore regattas in the Baltic Sea and in 2020 we will race in the Mediterranean finishing the year in the legendary Sydney – Hobart race 2020.
“We are super happy to pull this project together. Hard work, but now everything is ready both for the race results and race against sea pollution. Without a committed team and strong partners this wouldn´t been possible. Thank you everybody who are involved for the project. Special thanks to Anssi Lyden – the boat captain, who pulled together a team for refit and finished the boat in very short time perioid. We are ready to race” says project leader Samuli Leisti
The next challenge to the team lies only a few days ahead. We are attending Baltic Offshore Week 2019 that will be held in Helsinki 14–16 of June.
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