19 January, 2016
Neste continues as solo skipper Ari Huusela's partner
Ari Huusela and Neste have agreed on continuing their cooperation. A year ago, Huusela sailed the legendary Route du Rhum single-handed transatlantic race to the finish as the only person from the Nordic countries with the Neste name on his main sail and Neste fuel on board to power essential equipment.
Next summer, Huusela's Pogo40 boat s/y Ariel will sail under Neste colors in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea in various events and races. The solo skipper's next aim is a transatlantic race with an Imoca60 class boat.
"Thanks to Neste, I was able to practice with an Imoca60 already last summer. As an experience, sailing a boat of over 18 meters that belongs to the highest class of single-handed ocean sailing was just as amazing as I had believed," Ari Huusela says.
"We want to continue our cooperation with Ari, as Ari's story combines the same determination, courage and strong faith in what he is doing as Neste's story as a tireless developer of renewable fuels and other renewable products. We wish Ari luck in yacht races in 2016," says Sirpa Tuomi, marketing director at Neste.
Sirpa Tuomi, marketing director, tel. +358 50 458 8335
Ari Huusela, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 45 674 5488