Portraits - ARI HUUSELA

ARI HUUSELA

IN ONE WORD, HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Success is about your dreams coming true.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE A ‘DARE TO WIN’ ATTITUDE?

It is about determination, courage, and a belief in one’s abilities.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE TAKEN TO FINISH A RACE?

In everything I do, safety comes first. 

WHAT MOTTO DO YOU CARRY WITH YOU TO MOTIVATE YOU AT ANY TIME?

The only way is forward. 

WHAT DOES THE THRILL OF VICTORY MEAN TO YOU?

Victory for me is a very personal issue. The Total victory is a sum of small victories. 

OF ALL THE FIRSTS YOU HAVE CELEBRATED IN YOUR CAREER, WHICH ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

My first Mini Transat in 1999.
 
WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD ‘CHAMPAGNE’, WHAT COMES TO MIND?

Oysters.
 
FOR WHAT OCCASION DO YOU DRINK CHAMPAGNE?

E.g. when I am a passenger instead of flying as a captain.
 
DO YOU HAVE A LUCKY CHARM OR A RITUAL FOR EVERY RACE THAT YOU RUN?

Yes.
 
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THAT YOU'LL FACE DURING THE ROUTE DU RHUM 2014?

We’ll see :)

 
 
 
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