Norwegian sea captain Helly Juell Hansen’s legend began in 1877 off the coast of Norway with his love for the frigid, rough waters of the North Sea. Today, his namesake company is just as passionate about all forms of sailing from dinghy and coastal cruising to inshore and offshore racing.
Helly Hansen invites sailors to pick their preferred category—offshore, inshore, dingy, or cruising—and upload one sailing photograph to Helly Hansen’s website, www.hellyhansen.com/joinourcrew. Photograph captions must include a description of the contestant’s favorite thing about sailing.
The judged categories include dinghy, cruising, inshore, and offshore racing. Helly Hansen will invite each category winner on an all-inclusive trip to Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The competition will run from March 10th to April 9th.
The four grand winners will receive a Helly Hansen gift bag and join world-class sailor and Helly Hansen ambassador Tim Healy for a once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience along Narragansett Bay. Healy will give winners inside tips on what it takes to be a world-class sailor as well as a tutorial on boat handling, tactics, and sail trim.
Since 1999, Healy has won 17 major titles in the J/24 class as well as multiple Rolex Yachtsman of the Year nominations. In 2014, he won the J/70 World Championship and took third in the J/24 World Championship.
About Helly Hansen
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop their apparel through a blend of Scandinavian design and insights drawn from living among some of the harshest environments on earth. The brand represents the optimal combination of performance, protection and style. Helly Hansen’s progressive designs continue to protect and enable professionals making their living on oceans and mountains around the world. The company has a long list of first-to-market innovations including the first supple, waterproof fabrics more than 130 years ago, the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers made with Lifa® Stay Dry Technology in the 1970s and today’s award winning and patented H2Flow temperature regulating technology. Helly Hansen is the global leader in technical sailing apparel. It is also the official uniform partner for more than 60 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations and is worn by more than 33,000 mountain professionals around the world, as well as national ski teams, Olympians and discerning outdoor enthusiasts. The brand's outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries. To learn more about Helly Hansen's latest collections, visit www.hellyhansen.com.