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26 Oct 2017
Helly Hansen JR Drysuit 2017

James Gosson is a 10 year old up and coming Optimist dinghy sailor that has been shaking up the Welsh Championships in 2017.

Helly Hansen kindly gave him a HH JR Drysuit to try out.  Here’s his first review…

Having only worn wet suits, I was really looking forward to trying a drysuit out and keeping warm. I was loving sailing, but being cold and wet was shortening my sailing time.

From the moment I...

29 Sep 2017
Gill Hydrophobe Down Jacket 2017

Adventure Awaits

This season sees Gill, [the industry leading sailing apparel brand] introduce a pioneering Hydrophobic down jacket and gilet, setting new sights for the Gill brand.   In both men’s and women’s styles, these jackets are lightweight, stylish and practical, the men’s version comes in Charcoal with a contrasting red lining; the women’s in classic Pewter, with a tonal lining.

Gill Hydrophobe Down

Natural down jackets and...

07 Sep 2017

Spanish-based sailing team, MAPFRE – a leading contender for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – has named Helly Hansen as its official apparel and footwear provider for their sailing and shore crew.

The experienced team will wear Helly Hansen’s outerwear, midlayers, base layers and footwear, designed to perform in the most diverse and challenging ocean conditions, during the seven-month race beginning in Alicante, Spain, in October 2017 and ending in The Hague in June 2018.

06 Sep 2017
Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket

The Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket is part of their top end ‘Odin’ series aimed at professionals and serious users.  The latest fabric technology and design features can be found in this range and the Odin Flow is no different.  It’s a mulitsport softshell jacket that aims to provide flexible insulation and ventilation along with wind and splash protection.

Starting at the top, the Odin Flow has a stiffened collar that hugs the back of the neck and keeps the chill out, but can be...

17 Aug 2017
Gill announces technical clothing partnership with the J/70 Worlds in Porto Cervo

Gill, the leading global sailing clothing brand is proud to be the official technical clothing sponsor to the J/70 Worlds, held in Porto Cervo.

175 teams from all over the world come to experience Porto Cervo’s ideal competitive sailing conditions; characterised by prevailing north-westerly breezes which make it an outstanding place to sail in crystal clear, emerald-coloured sea.  Combined with the prestigious yacht club, Costa Smeralda, who are celebrating their 50th year...

13 Jul 2017
Jack O’Neill World Memorial Paddle Out

The life of legendary waterman Jack O’Neill, father of the wetsuit founder of the O'Neill brand, was honoured spectacularly in a worldwide series of memorial paddle outs.

Jack’s legacy was celebrated on a global scale on July 9th with a historic worldwide ceremony. If the ultimate purpose of life is to love and be loved, then Jack succeeded immeasurably by building a family across the world that he loved and loved him back, across every ocean.

From Santa Cruz to Sydney,...

09 Jun 2017

All crew in the Clipper 2017-18 Race will be wearing award-winning MOB1 man overboard device with integrated AIS and DSC in their lifejackets

Ocean Safety and Ocean Signal have joined forces to supply the award-winning Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 AIS man overboard device to all the crews taking part in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race as part of a new level of safety standards that have been set by the organisers.  The compact MOB1 will be integrated into Ocean...

30 May 2017
Typhoon TX2 wetsuit – great value, amazing flexible performance.

Typhoon International, the world leading manufacturer of drysuits, has revealed a stylish wetsuit for spring and summer.  The innovative Typhoon TX2 OFZ is built in a 2/3mm thickness for those less cold mid-year months.  The ultimate all rounder, the Typhoon TX2 offers a great combination of some really advanced features that would be expected on a top of the range performance suit but at exceptional value.  

The TX2, for both men and women, is ideal for those mild days but when it’s...

26 May 2017
Helly Hansen announces three-year partnership with Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay as the Official Clothing Partner

Global technical sailing brand, Helly Hansen, announces a three-year deal with one of the world’s largest yacht races, the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, as its Official Clothing Partner.

Organised by the Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island Race is the famous one-day sailing event, attracting more than 1,600 boats with more than 16,000 sailors from around the world. Hosted on the Isle of Wight, it is one of the largest yacht races in the world and the...

25 Apr 2017
Helly Hansen announces partnership with Ker 40+ Invictus

Global technical sailing brand, Helly Hansen, announces its exciting sponsorship as the Official Clothing Partner of Sir Keith Mills’ Ker 40+, Invictus, for 2017.

Designed by renowned British designer, Jason Ker, Invictus is owned by British entrepreneur Sir Keith Mills. Competing in the Fast 40+ race circuit, Invictus is helmed by Sir Keith and his son, Alex, with leading Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Rob Greenhalgh, as tactician and crew boss.

As part of the sponsorship, Helly...

07 Apr 2017
Latest Ezeedon drysuit from Typhoon International

Putting on a drysuit just got a whole lot easier with Typhoon International’s Ezeedon drysuit.

The Ezeedon suit is part of Typhoon’s new 2017 range and is the perfect choice for dinghy, kayak and general watersports use.

Its revolutionary feature is a unique curved front entry zip system which sits higher on the body, maximising ease of movement, comfort and speed at which to don.

The Typhoon Ezeedon is manufactured using unique extremely durable and abrasion resistant...

15 Mar 2017
Helly Hansen Ægir Race Jacket 2017

Helly Hansen was born by the sea in 1877, and has been working ever since towards producing apparel of the highest quality and design for professional sailors. Trusted by professionals for its unique designs and incomparable durability, Helly Hansen continues to create gear that focuses on the technical features to protect users from the volatile conditions the oceans can bring.

The new collection for 2017 offers something for everyone; from the offshore racer to the inshore cruiser...