Tapio onboard Galiana with his grandson Emil

Tapio Lehtinen is a lifetime sailor and
keenly in love with the Oceans of the World.

Tapio’s first circumnavigation took place in 1981, as he participated in the Whitbread Round the World Race as the watch captain onboard Skopbank of Finland. The second round was the Golden Globe Race 2018, in which he finished 5th after an arduous journey troubled by thousands of barnacles attached to the bottom of his boat. This achievement, powered by Finnish Sisu, made him the first Finn to have raced single-handed nonstop around the world.

Currently, Tapio is preparing for another solo circumnavigation in the next Golden Globe Race 2022, as well as for the Ocean Globe Race 2023 with a full crew of young sailors. Both these races are sailed with traditional boats and methods: everything based on digital or satellite technology is forbidden except for safety use.

On my voyages around the world, I have witnessed firsthand how nature has changed. The biodiversity has narrowed and continues to do so; there are fewer birds, fewer fish, fewer sea mammals. All the trash in the sea and the smog above the shipping routes are giving a strong signal.

As someone who loves nature and the sea, and also speaking as a grandfather, I want to take action to preserve this beautiful planet for generations to come. In my future projects, I want to work in cooperation with companies and organizations that are part of the solution, not part of the problem. I want to promote innovations, concrete solutions, and ways as to what we can do, to keep our planet clean, diverse, and viable.

We still have time to put it right!

Tapio Lehtinen sign

Tapio Lehtinen
tapio.a.lehtinen@gmail.com
+358 40 049 5678
Waves

Tapio's Greetings to Femina Summit Oceans, Lisbon 2020

Don McIntyre talks about Tapio's coming projects

Tapio in a Finnish commercial for Black Horse that manufactures underwear from recycled plastic bottles.

Kirja

E-kirja

Äänikirja

Tapio's Book is Available Now!

For the time being, available only in Finnish.

"Vihdoinkin on tehty todella hyvä suomalainen purjehduskirja – Tapio Lehtisen tarinan sijoittaa mieluusti kirjahyllyyn alan klassikoiden kanssa."
- Aamulehti

"Lehtisen ja Pusan kirja on paljon enemmän kuin vain purjehduskirja, seikkailutarina maailman­ympäri­­purjehduksesta – se on matka yksinpurjehtija Lehtisen sieluun."
- Totalvene.fi

"Pusan ja Lehtisen kirja on mukaansa­tempaavaa ja upeilla valokuvilla höystettyä luettavaa."
- Iltalehti

"Tapio Lehtinen kiersi yksin maailman meret kirotut barnakkelit riesanaan: seikkailusta syntyi moni­särmäinen kirja"
- Helsingin Sanomat

"Kirja on täynnä uskomattomia kertomuksia siitä, miten hän korjasi veneen varusteita, rantautui Tasmaniaan ilman moottoria ja kryssi viikon Uuden Seelannin eteläkärjen kohdalla pääsemättä juurikaan etenemään kohti päämääräänsä."
- Venelehti

Hear the full story from the man himself!

Tapio is an inspiring speaker for your event.

A successful career as an Industrial Engineer with experience in strategic planning and leading teams in various organisations. Life-long sailor with two circumnavigations done and two more planned. He’s been around, so to speak. With respect to the current state of the world, Tapio sure knows something about being remote, alone, and isolated.

Always be prepared for the worst. Be scared beforehand, so that you don’t have to be when the going gets tough. Trusting your team, sharing common goals, adapting to new challenges, and finally making your dreams a reality. These are just some of the themes Tapio will be touching on. Not to forget his first-hand experience on the global state of the environment. Tapio has devoted his future to the future of our common planet.

The presentation can be delivered in English, Finnish, or Swedish.

Contact: tapio.a.lehtinen@gmail.com, +358 40 049 5678

Tapio Lehtinen
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Saturday July 31st, 2021

Round Bengtskär Race. Approaching the Kallbåda lighthouse. The wind is getting lighter, it’s time to change the spinnaker. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice manouver👌 Looking forward in seeing you 26 - 28.8.2022 at Round Bengtskär

Yep, More fun on a Maxi (Nirvana) with 8 crew when you are going smaller 😎.

Teemu Ahola ota tästä mallia 😅😝

Nice peel

Hienoa keulagastin työskentelyä ja muidenkin!💪👍 respect!

👍💙🌊🌊⛵️

Well. I can honestly say I haven't seen that before... 😄

Excellent - old-school!

Well done👍💪!

Olisiko syytä lisätä : älkää tehkö tätä kotona 🤗

Wau!!! Nyt oli kyllä sellanen kikka kolmonen etten oo nähny ennen! Aika apina! 👍

Way to do it !

Upea suoritus!

Nätisti postiluukusta sisään!

Akrobatik! 👍😊

Miksi olla helppo jos voi olla vaikea - spinnun vaihdon voi tehdä monella tavalla❤️❤️❤️😎

Typiskt gastjobb....

That’s team work ! 😀

Huikeaa!!!

Sulla on kunnon Gastit 😀

Niin sitä pitää!

Kukas on tuo kova spinnujäbä?

Upeeta nähdä!

Nyt on keulagastilla ohjelmaa!

Menee kuin hämähäkki puomiin. Spiderman.👌👌👌

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More pics from Round Bengtskär start by Pepe Korteniemi / www.pepekorteniemi.fi

Cinia | Finnlines | Caligo Industria | Kotkamills | Lääkärikeskus Aava | Helly Hansen
Saturday July 31st, 2021

More pics from Round Bengtskä start by Pepe Korteniemi / www.pepekorteniemi.fi

Cinia | More pics | Caligo Industria | Kotkamills | Lääkärikeskus A | Helly Hansen
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On the starting line towards Bengtskär yesterday evening. 

The first hours were pretty rough beating in 30 knots wind and steep waves. After Kallbådan the wind shifted and settled little by little, until it died almost totally outside Hanko, leaving only the chop - wonderful conditions for a heavy boat like Galiana. 🙄 

After a couple of hours the wind was back and we rounded Bengtskär lighthouse - ”The Fastnet of Finland” - hoisted spinnaker and mizzen staysail and are now on our way back to Helsinki.

Photo credit Pepe Korteniemi / www.pepekorteniemi.fi
Saturday July 31st, 2021

On the starting line towards Bengtskär yesterday evening.

The first hours were pretty rough beating in 30 knots wind and steep waves. After Kallbådan the wind shifted and settled little by little, until it died almost totally outside Hanko, leaving only the chop - wonderful conditions for a heavy boat like Galiana. 🙄

After a couple of hours the wind was back and we rounded Bengtskär lighthouse - ”The Fastnet of Finland” - hoisted spinnaker and mizzen staysail and are now on our way back to Helsinki.

Photo credit Pepe Korteniemi / www.pepekorteniemi.fi
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Oliko tämä vähän sama kun aikoinaan Gulf of Finland Race ?

Upea kuva👏👏

Friday July 30th, 2021

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Great sailing Tapio !!

Mahtavaa, terveisiä! 😍

Wau!!!

Good time To read Alastaron salissa

Wauuu!

Hyvää tuulta

Hyvin menee

Reipasta menoa. Onnea kisaan!

Hello, hello ⛵️

Alltid redo!

Komeeta! 💪💪

Ihana tuuli ja meno🤩

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The first day of racing at the Swan European Regatta 2021 in Turku was full of gusts and shifts – perfect conditions for the boat and crew to work on all the maneuvers. With great speed and great fun we ended up fifth out if 13 Swans in our class, and feel very good going in to the second day of this beautiful regatta. 

📷 Niklas Sandström
Friday July 23rd, 2021

The first day of racing at the Swan European Regatta 2021 in Turku was full of gusts and shifts – perfect conditions for the boat and crew to work on all the maneuvers. With great speed and great fun we ended up fifth out if 13 Swans in our class, and feel very good going in to the second day of this beautiful regatta.

📷 Niklas Sandström
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Nice pics! Just like being onboard and part of action

It was great experience to watch the "takeoff" yesterday. Good luck to Galiana and her crew!

Go Tapio & crew!

Hienoa Tapio!

Bravo!

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Saturday July 17th, 2021

We're enjoying every moment while heading for the Swan European Regatta 2021 in Turku. Looking forward to meeting all the beautiful Swans and their owners. See you soon!

#OceanGlobeRace #nautorswan
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Nähdään! T. Swan 51 s/y Belmont crew

Emptied out the sail locker, I see! Excellent!

Nousee pala kurkkuun ja kyyneleet silmiin💕

Upeelta näyttää👍, täysin purjein😎👏

Hyvä meno nautintoa öögille!!!

Impressive ship! Would not have been surprise to discover Capt. Baines at the helm!

6 sails! That’s a record!

Onpa hieno!

Tätä katsellessa sielu lepää.🤗

Kaunista!

S of Hanko today

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Koe unohtumaton pikkujouluristeily

Lähde tiimisi kanssa virkistävälle pikkujoulupurjehdukselle Tapio Lehtisen klassikkojooli Swan 55 Galianalla – turvallisesti omassa porukassa!

Ota yhteyttä!