Jamie Holley and his crew aboard Manikiki win the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Marblehead

Sailing, United States
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More than 130 boats in nine classes competed in the final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Marblehead. The four-day event wrapped up with Jamie Holley and his crew aboard, Manikiki, winning the class title for the Rhodes 19 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 33-boat class shifted around each day with each race being won by different boats. Ultimately, Manikiki won with 60 points from 11 races, followed by ...

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Published July 28

The journey towards an Olympic medal

Sailing, Norway
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We are grateful to have signed up with the talented young sailors behind the Saltlife project. Saltlife is the story of three sailors from the Norwegian Sailing Team and their journey to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. Tiril Bue (22), Helene Næss (24) and Marie Rønningen (21) have one goal in mind: a medal in the Olympics in Laser Radial (Tiril) and 49erFX (Helene and Marie). They started the Saltlife project as a storytelling platform for sailing and the journey towards an Olympic medal. Through blog posts, pictures and videos they hope to engage more people in ...

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Published July 23

Comfortably Numb

Event, Canada
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Imagine you're running a race. Now imagine that race is high up in the alpine of British Columbia. Now imagine that the race track is the ridgeline of a mountain range and that there are 25kms separating you from reaching the next peak. Welcome to Comfortably Numb, one of the most scenic and most challenging trail races in the world. On June 13th, the sun shone down on the racers that would experience this truly unique course through every step, hop and leap that would take them from peak to peak. Complete with tumbles, scrapes, sprint finishes and a lot ...

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Published July 16

Helly Hansen Ambassador Anna Dunèr visited Spannorthütte and got to enjoy both a sunset and a sunrise

Outdoor, Sweden
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If you haven't visited Engelberg, Switzerland, this is a trip that should be on your bucket list. HH Ambassador Anna Dunèr had a great experience visiting the Spannorthütte. “It was a boiling July afternoon when my hiking buddy Anton and I jumped on the bus in central Engelberg and headed deeper into the valley towards Fürenalp. As we got off the bus and started walking, we met plenty of happy yet slightly exhausted hikers who greeted us with the phrase ”Grüezi”. Coming from Sweden, where we're usually terrified of making eye contact and even more so talking to ...

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Published July 16

Helly Hansen Ambassador Melges.dk Sailing Team finished just off the podium

Sailing, Denmark
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During the last week Helly Hansen Ambassador Melges.dk Sailing Team competed along 95 competitors from eighteen nations in the Melges 24 World Championship in Middelfart, Denmark. In an event with light wind and tricky conditions the team managed to end just outside the Corinthian podium with a 4th place finish – the best ever result for the team in a World Championship. Overall the team ended in 19th position in a 95 boat fleet with some of the greatest sailors in the world; former Olympic sailors and America’s Cup competitors. ”It’s been a very challenging championship where ...

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Published July 9

Helly Hansen signs up with Oyster Racing Team

Sailing, Norway
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Oyster Racing is a recently established sailing team in Norwayconsisting of three dedicated and committed young sailors, Martin Frigstad Pedersen (23 years), Jon Aksel Mortensen (22 years) and Magnus Andersen (21 years). This year, the team will take part inthe European Sailing League;one of the biggest race series for young sailors. In last weekend’s raceinMarstrand, Swedenthe team finishedinsecond place,only one point behind the winning group. We look forward to the next racein Stockholm on August 29 & 30,wherethe team has high ambitionsalready. Throughout theyearsMartin, Jon Aksel and Magnus have been among the most-talented young sailors in Norway,and the European Sailing ...

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Published July 8

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

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