Helly Hansen raises its profile yet again

Helly Hansen - a Norwegian name famous throughout the world as a leader in the marine clothing sector - will be raising its profile yet again next year as exclusive and official supplier of a specially designed range for the Norwegian entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002.

That will leave Southampton on September 23, 2001, skippered by Knut Frostad, flying the flag for Norway - as did Frostad's Kvaerner Innovation in the 1997-8 Whitbread race when Helly Hansen again designed an exclusive technical range which won a Norwegian Design Award. Frostad is currently working with Helly Hansen on new high-performance clothing for the Volvo challenge and onshore kit for the team and its supporters. Helly Hansen, now 120 years old, can be contacted in the UK on 0115 960 8797 or via the website at www.hellyhansen.com.