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Sailing in to a thunderstorm

Sailing in to a thunderstorm

During the 2019 Espoo-Suursaari offshore sailing race, a thunderstorm forms literally out of the blue right on top of us. We manage to get the spinnaker down in time, but unfortunately end up splitting the headsail in half. We were back on track in minutes after this and managed to get the win after 40+ hours of intense sailing – being the only wooden boat in the fleet!

PAM is a 40ft S&S designed masthead-rigged sloop from 1966, sailing out of Helsinki, Finland and skippered by Santtu Parikka.