Crew and legs

Mearra Nieida’s circumnavigation team has both experience and enthusiasm to explore the world.


Core Crew

Captain Pekka Salonoja is not only the master sailor but also an invincible handyman if something needs to be fixed. First officer, Försti Jukka Auramo, captain’s capable right wing man and boatswain Jaana Auramo will sail with Pekka through the whole route.


Incredible Leggers

Maerra’s adventure is made possible by a team of 38 sailors participating in various legs.

Legs and crew are listed below:

LEG MEARC:
Lagos – Las Palmas – St. Lucia; total distance 3670Nm start 1.10.2015 arrival 8.12.2015
ARC start from Las Palmas 22.11.2015
Crew: Leena Hienonen, Martti Malka and Jussi Sormanen

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LEG PANAMA:
St. Lucia – Panama – Galapagos; total distance 2130Nm start 9.1.2016 arrival 27.2.2016
Crew: Micke Wendell, Kikka Wendell, Hanna Pinomaa, Tero Kekki

LEG LEGUAN:
Galapagos – Marquesas – Tahiti; total distance 3810Nm start 2.3.2016 arrival 28.4.2016
Crew: Kikka Valtari, Anne-Maria Salonius, Martti Malka

LEG NOT TWO FAST:
Tahiti – Cook Isl. – Tonga – Fiji; total distance 2210Nm start 1.5.2016 arrival 6.7.2016
Crew: Leena Olkkonen, Jaakko Olkkonen, Sari Laaksonen, Kimmo Laaksonen

LEG McFISH:
Fiji – Vanautu – Mackay, Australia; total distance1810Nm start 9.7.2016 arrival 28.7.2016
Crew: Melina Pinomaa, Tuomas Pinomaa, Juha Pinomaa, Juuso Murole

LEG ELIITTIKUMPPANIT:
Mackay – Darwin – Lombok; total distance 2470Nm start 2.8.2016 arrival 12.9.2016
Crew: Valtteri Salonoja, Taneli Hukkinen, Ville Auramo, Oskari Auramo

LEG WINNERS OF AGULHAS:
Lombok – Cocos – Mauritius – Cape Town; total distance 5680Nm start 18.9.2016 arrival 30.11.2016
Crew: Leena Hienonen, Noora Salonoja, Kimmo Halme, Sakari Kalpio

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LEG NAPOLEON:
Cape Town – Salvador – Refice; total distance 3950Nm start 7.1.2017 arrival 24.2.2017
Crew: Timo Kotilainen, Pii Kotilainen, Jussi Ollila, Artturi Tarjanne, Seppo Laukkanen, Maarit Jaanti

LEG TICO-TICO:
Refice – St. Lucia – Antigua; total distance 2030Nm start 2.3.2017 arrival 17.4.2017
Crew: Kirsi Komi, Tuomo Raasio, Sari Malka, Timo Ruikka, Mirkka Laukkanen

LEG BALUU 1:
Antigua – Bermuda – Horta, total distance 2735Nm start 24.4.2017 arrival 15.5.2017
Crew: Mikko Hirvonen, Jari Valtari, Terhi Siimes, Ari Tarjanne

LEG BALUU 2:
Horta – UK; total distance 970Nm start 18.5.2017 arrival 1.6.2017
Crew Mikko Hirvonen, Jari Valtari, Ari Tarjanne

Not to mention the exceptional group of Mearra Hang-arounds!