Broken neck, not broken spirit

Skiing, Canada
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Break your neck? Don’t worry, you can still hike, road bike, paddleboard and mountain bike (but only if it’s mellow mountain biking.) HH Ambassador Matt Elliot suffered a broken neck after getting bucked over a roller and landing on his neck while out in the back country in Fernie, BC last winter. He has spent this summer recovering/rehabilitating and getting amped to get back on his skis this winter. We have all been inspired by how tenaciously he has approached his rehab and asked that he share his story in hopes that it reminds us all what it ...

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HH Canada's Day Out!

Sailing, Canada
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Every so often, the stars align allowing a window to open for HH HQ in Canada to get out and enjoy our beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia as a team. We rode our bikes from Granville Island, and cruised along the water till we arrived at theJericho Sailing Centre. After refuelling with a "light" lunch, we received a brief lesson from our expert instructors on how to sail our valliant vessels of the day....the 12ft Escape Dinghy. Paired up, sails up and off we went into the wild winds and strong currents of English Bay. It was a great ...

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Published September 9

Volvo Ocean Race: Getting ready

Sailing, Norway
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The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race kicks off next month with the seven-boat fleet competing in the in-port Race in Alicante, Spain on October 4th. Being official clothing partner of Team SCA means our “race” is right now; getting all the gear prepared and delivered on time. Helly Hansen will also be a part of the SCA sponsor pavilion in the Race Village in Alicante, so if you’re attending any of the events, make sure to stop by to check out the new Team SCA supporter collection. You can also find the supporter collection online athttp://shop.hellyhansen.com/products/activities/sailing/teamsca/ The 6,487 nm Alicante-Cape ...

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Published September 4

Sight's on Santander

Sailing, Canada
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Coming off an an intense training camp lead by 2008 Gold Medalist (Tornado Catamaran) Fernando Echavarri, HH Ambasaddors Nikola and Luke have their sights set on the ISAF Sailing World Championships. Taking place in Santander, Spain on Sept 8 - 21st, this is the first Olympic Qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic games. To add to the excitment, all 10 Olympic sailing classes will be present and racing during the 2 week period! We wish we could be in Santander to part of the excitment but most importantly, we wish Nikola and Luke GOOD LUCK as they head towards ...

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Published August 27

From stormy weather to smooth sailing...CORK finishes with a breeze

Sailing, Canada
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Stormy winds couldn't stop the back to back events this year at CORK. The Sail Canada Youth National Championships brought over 400 youth competitors in the 420, 29er, Laser, Radia and 4.7 class to race over the course of 4 days for a spot on the podium. The success of the first regatta lead to some calmer, if not more challenging and inconsistent winds for the Sail Canada Senior National Championships Olympic Classes Regatta. Helly Hansen, as official apparel partner to Sail Canada provided prizing which included the Salt Jacket, Crew Midlayer, and of course, the ever popular HH ...

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Published August 21

Tim Healy is crowned the Champion at the J70 North Americans

Sailing, United States
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Continuing his success throughout 2014, Tim Healy came into the J/70 North American championships in Rochester, NY fresh off a win in Newport at the J/24 Regatta and continued that trend. Read below for a full recap on Tim's win at the J/70 North Americans as told by the team over at J/Boats: As two-time winner of the J/70 Midwinters at Key West Race Week, no one was surprised that Tim Healy’s crew (John Mollicone, Gordon Borges and Geoff Becker) sailing HELLY HANSEN would end up be crowned as the 2014 J/70 North American Champion. It was a tough battle ...

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Published August 18

Team Epic Racing takes home Gold at the US Championships

Sailing, United States
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Before traveling to Sweden for the next stop of the WIM series, the girls from Epic Racing took time to update us on their racing at the U.S. Women's Match Racing Championships. The entire team at Helly Hansen wants to send a huge congratulations to the team on a great race in Oakcliff to take home the win, read more from the ladies below: Epic Racing was crowned the U.S. Women's Match Racing National Champion this weekend at Oakcliff Sailing Center. It was a challenging weekend bringing a broad range of conditions in heavy, 40 foot boats called SM 40s. ...

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Published August 18

2014 Laser Masters North American Championship Recap

Sailing, United States
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The 2014 Laser Masters North American Championship, a grade 1 International Laser Class event, was held July 12-14 in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It was hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association and sponsored by Helly Hansen. This event attracted 50 of the top sailors in the country to the Columbia River Gorge including 2013 Laser Radial Great Grand Master (65+ years old) World Champion Peter Seidenberg and 2011 Laser Radial Grand Master (55-64 years old) World Champion Bill Symes. The weather delivered wind extremes from the high teens to the low 20s, which made Friday an exciting day, to Sunday ...

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Published August 18

Winning Best for Canada at the Newport Bermuda Race

Sailing, Canada
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Traveling over 635 miles across the ocean, The Zoe II from Quebec won the Regional Prize Trophy for Best Performance from a Vessel from Canada while racing against 150 other boats at the Newport Bermuda Race. 

Published August 15

Discover Zermatt with Swiss Orienteering Week!

Event, Switzerland
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Only 2 weeks until the event starts! The Swiss Orienteering Week (SOW) will take place in the Swiss alpine city of Zermatt, from the July 19th to the 26th. Like in the past Helly Hansen will be the Official Supplier of SOW, to keep the staff warm, dry and well-protected from the elements. The short description of the Swiss Orienteering Week would be a mixture of sport, adventure and family fun activity. With 6 stages, 47 categories and 4700 runners from 38 countries SOW is one of the most important orienteering events in Europe. This year, the organizers are adding ...

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Published July 4

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