Riding the wave of the Cold Water Cowboys

General news, Canada
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When the success of your day to day job leaves you at the mercy of mother nature, there are critical elements to an equation that has to be met. For Captain Richard Gillett, those 3 elements are: his crew, his boat, and his gear. The resounding success and growing popularity of the Cold Water Cowboys (now in season 2) is credited to its cast and crew. The personalities shine through and we have come to know and root for the hard working, salt of the earth fisherman from the martime region of Canada. We have been given a window into ...

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Published April 23

A Winter's Crossing - The tale

Sailing, Canada
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Some of us are born with a thirs for adventure. This would be the case for Young HH Ambassadors William-Patrick Blouin-Comeau and Simon Sarty-Peterson. Together they make Team Wyred, one of the youngest F18 teams competing. This winter they took their skills and paired it with that love of adventure and came up with a plan to cross the straight of georgia, a 60 km journey in their F18 vessel. Here's how the story unfolds as told by William. A Winter's Crossing - Two 18 year old sailors, 70 kilometers of freezing waters, challenging conditions, unpredictable events, and two ...

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Published April 2

A day in the life of a guide

Skiing, Canada
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Ever wondered what it would be like to take a Heli tour trip? Read about HH Ambassador and lead guide Guillaume Otis’ most recent trip where he and HH Ambassador JF Plouffe guided 9 guests out in the back country just north of Whistler. "The weather was cold and very windy in the alpine most of the day. We heli landed on Hibatchi ridge and skied down a long SW complex of wind-hammered slopes and meadows down to the forest below where we happily found good snow. When the landscape became flat and gravity no longer carried us forward, we ...

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Published April 1

Local Champion Sailor John Laun wins the San Diego Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta

Sailing, United States
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The final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego wrapped up with John Laun, Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, and his crew aboard the J/120 caper, winning its 10-boat fleet, as well as the regatta’s overall title, which earns his team a berth at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Championship, hosted by Sunsail, in the British Virgin Islands in October.Laun, whose core crew has sailed together for 10 years, says the key to their success is they don’t take themselves too seriously. That, and a keen familiarity with the weather conditions experienced off ...

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Published March 24

Helly Hansen Outfitter of Spanish Journalist Crew at the 2015 SCIJ in Baqueira Beret

Skiing, Spain
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Last week Baqueira Beret ski resort hosted the Skiing World Championship for Journalists in Spain. More than 250 journalists from different nationalities participated in this event that reunites journalists specializing in winter tourism. During this meeting, the journalists have been competing in two different races: giant slalom and cross-country. Helly Hansen was with them equipping part of the organizing team with the Podium Jacket, a race inspired jacket perfect for the occasion. Ski Club International des Journalists (SCIJ) was founded during the Cold War in 1955 to generate a conversation between journalists from different countries. Skiing seems to have been ...

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Published March 17

A Winter's Crossing - Part 1

Sailing, Canada
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Young HH Ambassadors William Blouin-Comeau and Simon Sarty-Peterson, aka Team Wyred, are well versed and incredibly skilled at maneuvering their Hobie Tiger. Don't be fooled by the playful nature of it's name, the Hobie Tiger, part of the F18 competitive class is considered to be the ideal training platform for youth performance sailing and is a grass root feeder to America's Cup. Pushing the boundaries, as 18 year olds so often do, Team Wyred cooked up a challenge for themselves that would test their skills as sailors and the knowledge they have for their boat. A Winter's Crossing - By ...

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Published March 4

Seek and ye shall find

Skiing, Canada
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A final recap from HH Ambasasador Matt Elliott who finally caught up to Ullr up Les Grand Montets. "Chamonix didn't disappoint. It was a full on powder filled week. With such a short window (3 Days) to ski you really can't expect much. But we managed to time it just right. Day one was a 25cm blue bird powder day up on Grand Montets. Luckily I have ski'd here in 2011 and had an idea of where to go. So we headed down the "Glacier des Rognons" on the "point de vue" route. Blower pow turns and lots of excited ...

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Published March 2

Next stop Chamonix

Skiing, Canada
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It seems as though following Ullr's footsteps from BC to the Swiss Alps was the right way to go.

Zermatt did not dissapoint.

So HH Ambassador Matt Elliott stayed hot on Ullr's tail and made his way to Chamonix.

Finding pockets of snow their first day out, they managed to keep entertained while waiting for an oncoming storm.  

Photo Credit Chris Christie

Published February 24

Matt on Zermatt!

Skiing, Canada
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A brief update from HH Ambassador Matt Elliott who recently jumped on a direct flight to snow! Sounds pretty incredible..... "Being at such a massive resort is humbling. We have ski'd 3 days at Zermatt and barely scratched the surface. This place has so much terrain, glaciers, lines. cliffs, jumps, long powder runs. It's pretty awesome. We have spent a few days up on the Testa Grigia side of the Resort. You have to ride this 1/2 hr T-bar and you end up at 3439m and look right down into an Italian town called Cervinia. There's a whole other resort ...

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Published February 23

If the POW will not come to Matt, then Matt must go to the POW.

Skiing, Canada
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It seemed as though Ullr played hopscotch right over BC this winter and left many of us, including HH Ambassador Matt Elliott, hungry for powder.

Unwilling to go the season without a few face shots, Matt and photographer Chris Christie packed their bags and jumped on a plane in hot pursuit of finding the magic touch of our beloved Norse god.  

Touch down Zermatt.

Lo and behold, sunshine, blue skies, and an abundance of white, fluffy, glorious snow.

Stay tuned as they send us more pictures of their spontaneous search for POW.

Photo Cred Chris Christie

By Alicja Lei

Published February 18

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