Are Wiig is a professional seaman, engineer and yacht surveyor form Oslo who has chosen an Olle Enderlin designed OE32 class yacht named Olleanna to compete in the Race. Wiig, who has more than four decades of sailing experience, finished 2nd in class in the 1988 OSTAR with his 30ft yacht Granada. He later covered more than 30,000 miles in that boat before buying a sistership to the 56ft multihull Umupro Jardin, winner of the 1984 OSTAR, which he has used her to win several shorthanded and fully crewed races in his native Norway. He says of the Race: “The Golden Globe is a dream come true.”
Name Are Wiig
Born October 2nd 1959
Country of entry Norway
Are Wiig bought his OE 32 class yacht Olleanna in 2015 and the job of making her compliant with the GGR rules has begun. This Olle Enderlein designed yacht is modelled on the classic Scandinavian double ender and was designed in 1971. Olleanna was built in 1973, is fitted with a masthead rig and makes surprisingly good speed, even in light winds.