HH Ambassador Mats Grimsæth had to start all over after his first sailboat caught fire

Sailing, Norway
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After his first sailboat caught fire HH ambassador Mats Grimsæth used all his savings to buy a new boat. This boat needed a lot of renovating but nothing stops this young guy when it comes to realizing his dream “When I first started with the renovation project I had no clue about how to renovate. I was not handy at all! But everyone starts somewhere right? Luckily for me I know a lot of people with different skills. I asked and got a lot of help and advice and “Learning by doing” quickly became my motto. The most important ...

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Published July 2

Alpine Canada Alpin - Now part of the Helly Hansen Family!

Skiing, Canada
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What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to officially announce our newest partnership with Alpine Canada Alpin. Beginning July 2015, Helly Hansen will outfit Canada’s alpine and para-alpine ski teams, including alpine ski star Dustin Cook and para-alpine sensation Mac Marcoux. “We are excited to be working with Alpine Canada Alpin to help support the Canadian athletes. We design our alpine race apparel and outerwear to give the athlete every advantage possible.” said Paul Stoneham, CEO Helly Hansen. “As the #1 brand with ski professionals around the world, our gear is built to provide ultimate performance in the most ...

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Published June 26

Helly Hansen Ambassador Linn Vikan is ready for the Universiade in South Korea

General news, Norway
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HH Ambassador Linn Vikan has been working hard to achieve her goals these last couple of months, but now she is ready to travel to the Universiade in South Korea as an athlete for the Norwegian National Team. “My primary goal for this season 2015 was to achieve the requirement for the Universiade in South Korea. The Universiade in South Korea will take place in a town called Gwangju in July, and I am happy to be an athlete for the Norwegian National Team. At the beginning of the season, I moved to Oslo to change coaches and begin reaching ...

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Published June 26

Helly Hansen signs up with Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Sailing, Denmark
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The World Match Racing Tour is the next chapter in the team’s journey towards the top in the sport of sailing. In 2007 Joachim Aschenbrenner started a team consisting of five sailors, which was the first step of the campaign towards becoming the world’s best match racing team. During these years several ours has been spent on hard training both on sailing and physical workouts this has led the team to where they are now ranked 2nd at the professional World Match Racing Tour after consistens results at the start of 2015 including a podium finish in Germany. In the ...

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Published June 24

Ron Buzil and his crew aboard Beneteau 40.7 Vayu win the Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta

Sailing, United States
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More than 130 boats in ten classes competed in the final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Chicago. The three-day event wrapped up with Ron Buzil and his crew aboard Vayu winning the class title for the Beneteau First 40.7s, as well as the regatta’s overall title. The win secures his team a berth at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Championship, hosted by Sunsail, in the British Virgin Islands in October.The eight-boat class shifted around each day with each race being won by different boats. Ultimately, Vayu won with 19 points, followed by LaTempete, skippered by ...

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Published June 17

Helly Hansen Ambassador Anna Dunèr traveled to Lyngen searching for snow

Skiing, Norway
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Read about what happened when HH Ambassador Anna Dunèr and friends went up to the north of Norway in search for this season's last snow... As Engelberg was shifting seasons, and shorts and t-shirts became more appropriatethan thermals and thick gloves, four friends and Idecided that we wanted to stretch the winter to max. To find snow in May, you would have to go really farnorth.Lyngen, northern Norway, was the place that caught our attention. The mandatory finishing line for a lot of Scandinavians is the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship in Riksgränsen (in the very north of Sweden), where ...

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Published June 5

Helly Hansen signs up with young adventurer Mats Grimsæth

Sailing, Norway
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The 21st of July will mark the start of HH ambassador and photographer Mats Grimsæth’s one-year dream journey. He will be sailing out on his 30ft long sailboat named Courage. Last year in Lofoten, sitting in front of a bonfire and watching the northern lights, he decided that he wanted to work hard to make his dream come true – to sail along the Norwegian coastline, using the boat as his office and home as he captures each moment of his exploration. He will sail through countless fjords, hike in the mountains, search for waves that have never been surfed ...

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Published June 2

Local Champion Sailor Terry Hutchinson wins Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta’s Overall Title in Annapolis

Sailing, United States
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More than 195 boats in 14 classes competed in the final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, Md. The three-day event wrapped up with local pro sailor and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Terry Hutchinson and his crew winning its 60-boat fleet as well as the regatta’s overall title. The win secures his team a berth at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Championship, hosted by Sunsail, in the British Virgin Islands in October.The regatta’s biggest fleet, the J/70s, is a highly competitive class, which was packed with both professional and amateur sailors. In light conditions ...

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Published May 15

Win a Week in Aspen AND a Week in Chile with all the Helly Hansen gear you need!

Skiing, United States
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How was your season this winter? If you didn’t get quite enough skiing in this season, or if you’re just not willing to let the ski dreams fade over the summer, the Peak Seasons contest is back! Helly Hansen has teamed up with our resort partner Aspen Snowmass, Valle Nevado Ski Resort, and LAN Airlines for one of the biggest ski promotions out there. With Peak Seasons, you can celebrate gravity all year long. Winners of the promotion will get a week-long ski trip for two to Aspen Snowmass in winter AND a week-long trip for two to Valle Nevado ...

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Published May 14

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

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