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

"Tapion Aava" is a short film that sheds light on the man behind sailing.

Tapio's Book is Available Now!

» Order now from Amazon!

Last year, when I was in Panama, Tapio Lehtinen asked if I would help him with this book, mainly smoothing out his English. I was honored to be asked, and soon I was not only editing, but converting third-person past tense to first person present tense. Then I asked for his ship's logs and started adding to the story, doubling its length. I was engrossed in the writing at this point, and felt like I was sailing around the world in the Southern Ocean, alone in a 36' boat, but handling the cold and violent seas like a seasoned veteran of the ocean. This is how I hope you will feel when you read it.

– Paul Trammell

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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Team Galiana! 

Team weekend, and team portrait with the model of the Erikson four masted barque Pamir. Our HSS hero Sven Joffs served on Pamir in the 1930s before becoming the boat captain on Sumner ”Huey” Long’s Ondines. Pamir was the last of the windjammers to round Cape Horn with grain cargo from Australia in 1949 - flying Finnish flag! She was then sold to Germany and served as a sail training vessel until a tragic sinking in a hurricane in 1957 off the Azores with only six survivors.
Sunday January 29th, 2023

Team Galiana!

Team weekend, and team portrait with the model of the Erikson four masted barque Pamir. Our HSS hero Sven Joffs served on Pamir in the 1930s before becoming the boat captain on Sumner ”Huey” Long’s Ondines. Pamir was the last of the windjammers to round Cape Horn with grain cargo from Australia in 1949 - flying Finnish flag! She was then sold to Germany and served as a sail training vessel until a tragic sinking in a hurricane in 1957 off the Azores with only six survivors.
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Mikä on viimeisin teoria Asterian uppoamissyyksi?

Missä Viivi?

👌👌👌

Sunday January 29th, 2023

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Ei taida olla mahdollisuutta seurata tilaisuutta mutta onko mahdollista, että tämä uusi suurennettu peräsinlapa rasitti liikaa ala laakeria ja rytkytti sen irti tehden ison reiän onttoon kölin takaosaan. Tuota kautta meri tulee sisään vai oliko kölin takaosa suljettu siten ettei sieltä ollut yhteyttä konetilaan ja sitä kautta sisälle

Happy birthday Juho!🎉🎈 If we have any mechanical problem onboard Galiana, Juho has the brains to fix it! 🛠️🔩

#birthday #teamgaliana
Tuesday January 24th, 2023

Happy birthday Juho!🎉🎈 If we have any mechanical problem onboard Galiana, Juho has the brains to fix it! 🛠️🔩

#birthday #teamgaliana
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Happy birthday Juho

Happy Birthday 🎂 Juho

🎂🥂🍾⛵️

Happy birthday to Tapio! Besides being a wonderful skipper he is a big rolemodel to many! 🥳🎈🎉
Thursday January 19th, 2023

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Onnea Onnea 🎈🎁🎈

Paljon onnea suurelle seilorille! 🌊⛵️

Happy Birthday Tapio ! A New young skipper ..!, A new year , à New boat , and news winds for you , good luke ...

Onnea

Happy Birthday and thanks for the presentation in our event.👍

Happy Birthday my friend, See on on Block Island

Happy birthday!! 🍾

Onnea 🎉 Ja taitaa punaiset housut olla ihan etiketin mukaan 😉

Best wishes

Happy Birthday Dear Tapio 🎂 🥳 💗 May God Bless you.

Herewith the solo sailor who abandoned sloop in 5 minutes, in Southern Ocean

Happy Birthday! 🇫🇮😁

Happy birthday Tapio and all the very best

Happy Birthday, have a good one.

Best wishes for your Birthday Tapio, what is the plan?

Happy Birthday 🙂

Happy Birthday Tapsa!🎉🎂🎈

Happy Birthday🎂🎊🎉

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you,Tapio😒🎂🍾🥂

All the best and happy birthday Tapio!

Happy Birthday Tapio, have a wonderful day.🎂🍀🍸

Happy Birthday Tapsa!⛵

Happy birthday cap’tain, you are so beautifull ! 😊

Happy birthday 🎂🎁⛵🤗

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Stay tuned for the upcoming LIVE with the Golden Globe Race organization!
Monday January 16th, 2023

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Onko mahdollista että moottoritilassa tapahtui räjähdys jostain syystä ja se puhkaisi pohjan?

peut etre trop de vannes proche du tiller , mal placées ? j'écouterais avec attention le live , c'est samedi quand?

Kiitos muistutuksesta .🤭

Once again, Tapio had a chance to tell his story of the Golden Globe Race 2022 and Asteria’s sinking to a full crowd in Aktia hall. This time the crowd was represented by our beloved partners and supporters. Thank you all! 

#GGR #asteria
Friday January 13th, 2023

Once again, Tapio had a chance to tell his story of the Golden Globe Race 2022 and Asteria’s sinking to a full crowd in Aktia hall. This time the crowd was represented by our beloved partners and supporters. Thank you all!

#GGR #asteria
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Congratulations 👏👏👏 Tapio will you be in Germany to Tell your Story?

Well done!!

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Koe unohtumaton pikkujouluristeily

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

Ota yhteyttä!