Zer°emission distributes the teams ownerships and launches a Youth Offshore Academy -program to coach future offshore sailing champions
After a challenging season in 2021 team Zer°emission is looking to fight back stronger than ever before, inviting new owners to the project platform and putting efforts to maintain and further develop the TP52 race boat as well as building a strong team that will raise future offshore sailing champions.
The owners platform consists of team members that are looking to expand the project and the Zer°emission fleet with J/70:s and modern shorthand sailing boats. The mothership of the project Zero°emission TP52 will sail and race in the mediterranean waters participating in legendary offshore races such as Copa Del Ray and Les Voiles Des St.Tropez, as well as looking for an opportunity to race again with the TP52 Super Series boats in the invitational fleet.
The season 2022 will be kicked off with the launch of a new program as the search for future offshore champions begins with the Youth Offshore Academy launch. The application for the program will be open during February and 17 new members between 18 and 30 years will be chosen to participate in the project. The newcomers will be joining the team’s own young guns Joona Pasanen, Daniel Kario and Lucas Karlemo who already have grown with the project to extremely skilled sailors. Lucas, representing Esbo Segelforening winning the Nord Stream Race 2021 and the Sailing Champions League 2021, could not have had a stronger start to his offshore sailing career.
“The program is designed to coach young sailors to become competitive offshore sailing professionals. The selected team members will become sailors with strong offshore experience, Sea survival and first aid skills as well as knowledge of how to maintain the boats and build media awareness to a project”, says Samuli Leisti.
The Youth Offshore Academy is supported by the Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation (SPV). The collaboration strengthens the team of professionals working with the sailors, and is a much pursued step for the team to strengthen the collaboration with local federations.
Zer°emission is proud to #RaceAgainstSeaPollution under the Finnish flag and represent Offshore Racing Team Finland in the following international events during 2022.
22–24 APRIL Settimana Velica del Golfo
24–30 JUNE ORC/IRC Worlds
21–26 JULY TP52 Super Series Sailing Week
30 JULY–6 AUG Copa Del Rey
24 SEP–8 OCT Les Voiles Des St.Tropez