Targa sponsors solo sailor Ari Huusela
Ari Huusela is the first Nordic sailor who has managed to qualify for the world’s most iconic ocean race. The Vendée Globe is a single-handed non-stop round the world yacht race. The race was founded by Philippe Jeantot in 1989, and since 1992 has taken place every four years. It is named after the Département of Vendée, in France, where the race starts and ends. The start of the race takes place on 08.11.2020.
”Being Finnish has always been a strong part of the Targa brand. We are excited to take part and to support this 100% Finnish project that brings Finland and Finnish brands out into the world. The Targa boats are being used on all of the world’s oceans where also the IMOCA 60 sail racing boats will compete”, says Robert Carpelan at Botnia Marin / Targa.
The hosting nation of the Vendée Globe, France, is among the five most important markets for Targa. The French dealer, SNIP Yachting, have since long been active and strong partners in well-known ocean races like Transat Jacques Vabre ja Route du Rhum. The partnership with Huusela is a continuation of that long-term work.
”I’m happy and proud to have such a great and famous Finnish brand like Targa as a partner on this adventure. Targa boats are known for their sea performance where practicality and top quality is combined. I can’t afford compromises. The same type of uncompromised thinking is also evident in the Targa boats”, says Ari Huusela.
The start of the race takes place on 08.11.2020. Stay tuned.