May 2018, Oslo, Norway
The Largest Overnight Regatta in the World: Færderseilasen
When the sailing season kicks off in our hometown, we like to enjoy the warm, sunny days alongside the biggest overnight regatta in the world: Færder Sailing Week. Our headquarters in Oslo, Norway are just 400 meters from the start of the Færder Regatta. Many of the Helly Hansen crew, ambassadors, and greater community will sail from the docks of Aker Brygge to Tønsberg. Also, we will have a pop-up store on the docks of Aker Brygge and a Live Studio in Tønsberg, so our crew will be able to enjoy the race for the entire race week.
Scroll to the bottom for Færderseilasen details and schedule
Who’s setting sail?
Approximately a thousand boats will sail Færderseilasen. From pleasure cruisers in the “turglede” class to experienced regatta racers, thousands of sailors will enjoy the Norwegian coastline in the Færder. In addition, Helly Hansen ambassador, Wolfpack Racing Team will be racing with the Norwegian National sailing team in the Race Class. We’re looking forward to cheering on our amazing ambassadors from the port of our home offices!
It’s great to work alongside this iconic organization (KNS) with the shared goal of putting on the best event possible.
Thanks to the hosts, The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club
Thanks to all the hard work of event organizers, The Norwegian Yacht Club (Kongelig Norsk Seilforening/KNS), Færder is always a great event. Established in 1861, The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club’s history reaches back even further than our own. We can’t think of a more equipped sailing club to organize The Færder, and we’re proud to call them friends.
Nordic Marketing Manager, Lars Bolin, said, “We are proud to be a part of the Færder Race. We cherish our partnership with The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, so it’s great to work alongside this iconic organization with the shared goal of putting on the best event possible.”
Stay safe on the water – learn about life jacket checks
We want to educate sailors on the importance of life jacket safety. So, we’re taking advantage of the Færder crowds to spread the word. At Helly Hansen’s pop-up shop you can learn how to properly check your life jacket.
Your lifejacket is as important as wearing a seatbelt in the car. Every time you set sail, you should check that your life jacket is in good condition. Do a solid check of your lifejacket at the beginning of every season to make sure that it works properly. In addition, inflatable life jackets should go through a more thorough check every second year. Does that sound like too much of a project for you? We can help!
Tuesday-Thursday 14:00-19:00 we will have a dedicated team that is eager to teach you how to maintain your life jacket and keep you safe at sea. We recommend you bring your life jacket, but we have alternatives to demonstrate if you forget. Plus, it’s free!
MEET US AT AKER BRYGGE
In addition to our sponsorship of the event, we’ll have a large Helly Hansen pop-up store on the docks of Aker Brygge. From June 1st through June 10th, you’re welcome to visit our pop-up store to check out our latest sailing gear, get the gear you need for Færder’n . . . or just say hello!
MEET US IN TØNSBERG
Tønsberg is the destination of the Færder Race. On Saturday, June 9th, we are present at the Helly Hansen Live studio. Here, you can meet sailors from the national team, listen to inspiring people, and participate in competitions to win awesome prizes.
The Helly Hansen studio is live from 12:00-16:00 on June 9th, 2018
Opening hours at Aker Brygge
June 1st: 10:00 – 22:00
June 2-4: 10:00 – 21:00
June 5-6: 10:00 – 22:00 (Lifejacket service 14:00-19:00)
June 7: 10:00 – 23:00 (Lifejacket service 14:00-19:00)
June 8: 10:00 – 22:00
June 9: 10:00 – 21:00
June 10: 10:00 – 18:00
Schedule: Færderseilasen 2018
JUNE 2 – JUNE 8 / FÆRDER SAILING WEEK OSLO
June 10:00 – 17:00 / FSW – Aker Brygge Cup – Dag 1
2. June 18:30 – 23:00 / Færder Sailing Week -Åpningsfest
3. June 11:00 – 17:00 / Redningsselskapet med Elias på Aker brygge
2. -3. June 10:00 – 17:00 / J/70 GRUNDIG Sailing Cup Norge #1
4. June 14:00 – 19:00 / FSW sponsor cup
5. June 18:00 – 19:30 / FSW -Aker Brygge Cup – Dag 2
5. June 18:00 – 19:30 /FSW – Aker Brygge Junior Cup
5. June 20:00 – / Premieutdeling FSW Aker Brygge Cup
6. June / Redningsselskapet med Elias på Aker brygge
7. June 18:00 / Færderseilasen skippermøte 1
7. June 20:00 / Færderseilasen skippermøte 2
JUNE 8 – JUNE 10 / FÆRDERSEILASEN
06:00 – 11:00 / Første start TurGlede
14:00 – 16:00 / Start andre klasser
18:00 – 18:30 / Start fra Son
17:00 – 19:00 / Andre start TurGlede
JUNE 10 – JUNE 18 / FÆRDER SAILING WEEK TØNSBERG
– 10. June / Færderfestival
16. – 17. June / Færder Sailing Week Big Boat (ORC)