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

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!

So far only in Finnish, though...

"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. To trust your team, to share common goals, to adapt to new challenges, and finally make your dreams become reality. Those are 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 in English, Finnish, or Swedish.

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

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Congratulations Ari Huusela Ocean Racing for your magnificient achievement! 🍾🍾🍾

Once you’re back in Finland, the sauna will be warm!
Friday March 5th, 2021

Congratulations Ari Huusela Ocean Racing for your magnificient achievement! 🍾🍾🍾

Once you’re back in Finland, the sauna will be warm!
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You are great sailors. Congratulation Ari and Tapio.

Aivan upeeta! Tapio Lehtinen ja Ari Huusela. Pikku Suomesta kaksi tämän luokan kaveria, uskomatonta molemmat teräsmiehiä! Respect!

Both you and Ari are totally amazing 🍾🍾!

Siinä teitä on kaksi superseiloria! 💪💪 ⛵️⛵️ Aivan huikeita suorituksia! Molempien reissuja seurasin herkeämättä. Mitäs nyt seuraisi? Pitääkö teidän lähteä uusille reissuille??? 🤔🤔 Onnea vielä molemmille! Sisupussit ja superpositiiviset seilorit! 🏆🏆 (Molempien teidän kanssa on myös kohtaamiset olleet upeita, hienoja ihmisiä olette! 🥰)

Mieletöntä!! 💪

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Wednesday February 10th, 2021

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Don talks about our project starting from ca 21:00

Olin Stephens, designer of both Asteria and Galiana, one of my heroes.
Wednesday January 6th, 2021

Olin Stephens, designer of both Asteria and Galiana, one of my heroes.“I was lucky: I had a goal. As far back as I can remember I wanted to design fast boats.”
-Olin Stephens, All This and Sailing, Too
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Standing on the deck of Intrepid, the big sister of my Iroquois. My hero also!

And for me a special as I got a change to meet with him in person. As a result I bought plans of one of his designs and still dream of building it.

Just guess who designed Lightning!

Hey this is guy I went out sailing with in Helsinki 2002 on S&S Swan 41. Quite an experience... 😁

Christmas came early this year for me. 
In the Golden Globe Race I had three different sextants with me, but quite soon the Cassens & Plath one became my favourite. The optics are surely second to none and the easily adjusted polarized shades make using the sextant easy and safe for the eyes. After the race while taking Asteria back to Finland through Kiel Canal, I sent my instrument to the Cassens & Plath factory in Bremerhaven for service after 28.000 nautical miles. The contact turned into nice relationship with the renowned company which now has led into a sponsorship agreement including a brand new sextant with two cases and new compasses for both Asteria and Galiana for the Golden Globe Race 2022 and Ocean Globe Race 2023. I am proud and thankful to have close cooperation with this iconic brand of high quality German nautical precision instruments. Photos Pia Grönblom.
Monday December 14th, 2020

Christmas came early this year for me.
In the Golden Globe Race I had three different sextants with me, but quite soon the Cassens & Plath one became my favourite. The optics are surely second to none and the easily adjusted polarized shades make using the sextant easy and safe for the eyes. After the race while taking Asteria back to Finland through Kiel Canal, I sent my instrument to the Cassens & Plath factory in Bremerhaven for service after 28.000 nautical miles. The contact turned into nice relationship with the renowned company which now has led into a sponsorship agreement including a brand new sextant with two cases and new compasses for both Asteria and Galiana for the Golden Globe Race 2022 and Ocean Globe Race 2023. I am proud and thankful to have close cooperation with this iconic brand of high quality German nautical precision instruments. Photos Pia Grönblom.
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Joko sä löysit sille vanhalle käyttöä vai laitatko myyntiin?

Onnittelut, maanmittarina nuo optismekaaniset laitteet on aina kiinnostanut. Hieno Swan puolimalli muuten taustalla, ilmeisesti alkuperäinen?

Tapio olen juuri suunnitellut sextantin hankintaa. Mitä mallia suosittelisit aloittelevalle tähtitieteellisen navigoinnin harrastajalle?

Congratulations, a partnership that is in favour for both!

Vähän vanhempi, mutta toimii 😉

That is a wonderful relationship to have. You will make your way quickly to Tasmania next time, Tapio!

Upea lahja - täyttä tavaraa - huipputoimintaa!

Hienoa, eiköhän noilla pärjää pari reissua.

Happy for You!

Ihana Tapio ❤

Hienoa, onneks olkoon uudelle kumppanuudelle!

Sweet!

Wau! Hienoa!

💙💙💙

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

Ota yhteyttä!