Helly Hansen partners with ocean racing team

Helly Hansen co-skipper Robert Stanjek Co-skipper Robert Stanjek (GER)

Helly Hansen has partnered with Guyot environnement – Team Europe to be the racing team’s official clothing supplier for the Ocean Race 2022-23.

Global sailing brand Helly Hansen will provide the Imoca sailors with professional-grade apparel for their round-the-world challenge.

The Ocean Race is one of the longest and toughest professional sporting events in the world, pushing professional sailors to their limits in some of the harshest offshore conditions,” says Michael Uhl, VP of marketing and brand partnerships at Helly Hansen. “We are excited to partner with Guyot environnement – Team Europe, and we are committed to providing this international team of top athletes with the highest quality technical gear to give them the edge over their competitors, as they race around the world.”

Guyot environnement – Team Europe reunites French ocean sailor Benjamin Dutreux and German Olympic sailor Robert Stanjek, who competed and won together in the inaugural edition of the Ocean Race Europe in 2021 with Offshore Team Germany.

Dutreux and Stanjek will lead a team of international sailors, including Annie Lush (UK), Philip Kasüske (DE), Sébastien Simon (FR), and Támara Echegoyen (ES), onboard the former Hugo Boss 6, which has just competed in the solo Atlantic race, Route du Rhum, with Dutreux at the helm.

Based in Norway, Helly Hansen will provide the sailors with pieces from its premium Ægir offshore collection. The company says its Ægir collection is the direct result of over 40 years of design improvements alongside the Ocean Race teams, and the designers will continue to work closely with the team to refine and test new features and designs.

Guyot environnement – Team Europe will join the other Imoca competitors on the starting line of the Ocean Race in Alicante, Spain on 15 January 2023. The race will visit nine international cities over a six-month period, concluding in Genoa, Italy, in July 2023.

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