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

Norwegian Race: Who will be the First to Molde?

General news, Germany
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Both teams accepted the challenge: be the first to reach Molde starting from Bergen. The teams will fight with their own means: team Renault with a Renault Captur Helly Hansen and team Helly Hansen with a sailing boat. Helly Hansen ambassadors Aurelien Ducroz and Eric Peron will steer the Helly Hansen boat and try to get the best blast of air along the Norwegian coasts. Instead of racing on the water, team Renault will drive the new Renault Captur Helly Hansen over mountains, through fjords and breathtaking landscapes of Norway. Both teams will need to draw on theirs personal racing ...

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Published June 27

Sail to Ski Iceland - Trip Report from Marcus Caston

Skiing, United States
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Arrival Day It all happened so fast. One minute I’m skiing in Cortina Italy, and the next I’m landing in Isafjordur Iceland.Iceland Air has a great layover program you can take advantage of when traveling between the States and Europe. That’s your bonus travel tip you get for reading my experience, and probably the one thing you should take away. Isafjordur is located in the far north of Iceland, and has one of the coolest airports in the world. The runway is literally surrounded on all sides by water, and the water is surrounded on 3 sides by mountains. We ...

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Published June 16

Welcome Team Epic Racing to the Helly Hansen Family

Sailing, United States
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The team from Helly Hansen North America is proud to have the all women's Epic Racing team joining our ambassador crew. The ladies will be counting on our gear throughout the Women's International Match Racing Series this year throughout the world and training back home in Chicago. Learn more about the crew that makes up Epic Racing: Epic Racing is an elite, all-female match racing team from the United States. The team was officially created in 2013, but was a product of a campaign for the 2012 Olympics that began in 2011. After match racing was eliminated for the 2016 ...

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Published June 13

Points North Heli: Year in Review

Skiing, United States
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This winter kicked off with exciting news for Helly Hansen ambassador Tino Villanueva, he was going to be making the pilgramage up to Cordova, Alaska to guide with Points North. Even for a highly experienced guide like Tino, chances like this are what it's all about. Check out Tino's year wrap up from an amazing winter in AK: Every season starts the same way. Anticipation. For skiers, it starts in autumn. The days get shorter and snow cannot fall heavily enough, or stack up quickly enough. Anticipation, build up. When will I be able to go skiing? You start going ...

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Published June 10

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