How to become a world champion?

How to become a world champion?

25/02/2018

After the end of the incredibly successful sailing season, Helly Hansen representative Tim Healy told us about what caused his success. Recall that recently the team Helly Hansen, consisting of Gordon Borges, Joffe Baker, Paul Abdullah and Tim Healy, won its first world championship in the class J70, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. That's what, in Tim's opinion, is needed in order to win:

"For us, the key was the preparation process. It is the awareness that we are 100% ready to compete, helped us to properly tune. To do this, we repeatedly checked the readiness of the yacht, training for days on end, and also made sure that we have all the necessary equipment. The easiest thing was with the yacht - a few weeks before the championship, we just rechecked all the equipment to make sure that we do not have any unfortunate incidents with us. Frankly, the training took all our free time. We tried to create the most realistic conditions, close to the championship, and spent much time in the open ocean.

Outfit by Helly Hansen

A special role in the preparation was played by our equipment from Helly Hansen. During the last month before the competition, we conducted trainings for 4-8 hours a day, 2-3 times a week. We trained without breaks, constantly replacing each other only during the setting of sails; sometimes we even had to swim for a very long time against the wind. In such difficult conditions, we rarely had the opportunity to go ashore to change equipment. This was also hampered by the weather: the sun, rain and wind. That is, we needed equipment in which we would feel comfortable under different weather conditions - and I can honestly say that the equipment from Helly Hansen perfectly coped with this task. We very seriously approached the choice of equipment: from special T-shirts and shorts to waterproof jackets and overalls - it all perfectly combined. Thermal underwear was made of membrane materials, thanks to which our skin remained dry even in the hottest weather, and outerwear - from high-tech "breathable" fabrics. It is important to note that we always used the same equipment, and it was very convenient - we did not have to worry about what to wear with this or that weather forecast. The same jackets and overalls were suitable for a wide variety of occasions.

Swimming in the ocean

To be honest, this sailing championship off the coast of Rhode Island was not easy for us. But there were also pluses, for example, we had a lot of space, so we learned how to keep the yacht against the wind under strong waves. We also learned how to tilt the bow of the yacht (for greater stability) and weaken the sails at the right time to navigate the waves, and then balance the yacht and lift the nose on smooth water. At the same time, the key to success was maintaining the right angle of the yacht. We managed to do all this with the help of a combination of actions with bucksthags, a boom and a grotto. With strong gusts of wind, I pulled up the buckets, when we sailed with my nose down, to prevent the boat from turning over. In addition, I worked with the grotto to immediately change the angle of heel and make the yacht easy to maneuver on high waves. In other words, we constantly adjusted the position of the sails to keep the best course, which would help us to pass through the waves. Shkotovy had to act in sync with me to keep the balancing. He did everything possible to ensure that the jib allowed the ship to react effectively whenever the yacht's course slowed or accelerated because of the waves. With too little stretch of the staysail, the yacht could not have reached the maximum speed, after collision with a high wave. In general, the communication between the helmsman and the scaffold was constant, and this was the key to our success - especially when we were leading the yacht against the wind. The exchange of fast, concise phrases and the constant adjustment of sails to maintain balancing helped our yacht to confidently go forward.

Another difficulty was the need to swim with the wind: the speed of the yacht changes very much. Slipping and holding the ship on a good wave for 30 seconds (or even more!) Could allow us to get ahead of the other yachts with a significant margin. Again, we were helped out by a laconic conversation between the helmsman and the scaffold: it was necessary to catch a wave and hold onto it. The other two team members (tank and tactics) also had to work synchronously to maintain a constant angle of heel (up to 5 degrees from the leeward side). I will reveal a little secret: when we were going to catch a wave, we redistributed the weight on the leeward side to raise the nose of the yacht and increase the speed, and then, when the wave was already under way, we leveled the yacht roll and raised the spinnaker to lower the nose and put the yacht waves - then we managed to slide on the wave. The hardest part is keeping the slide as long as possible. To do this, the team needed to go to the leeward side of the yacht while I made the ship gain maximum speed, and then quickly level the yacht and slip off the wave. The more often we managed to do this, the more our advantage was. To do this, it was also necessary to constantly adjust the spinnaker and the grotto, so that the whole team worked hard, without restraint - no one relaxed for a minute.

And again about the equipment

As you can see, during the competition we had to constantly move, and here we can not fail to mention the Hydropower shoes from Helly Hansen. It was thanks to her that we could always be sure that we could stay on the deck. For steer stability is especially important: he needs to feel the sea, waves and wind, and also how they affect the speed of the yacht. Thus, comfortable and stable footwear is extremely important for the participants of the regatta.

Summarizing the above, I want to note two main factors that enabled us to win: these are training in real conditions and choosing the right equipment."

AEGIR RACE SMOCK AEGIR RACE SMOCK

After the end of the incredibly successful sailing season, Helly Hansen representative Tim Healy told us about what caused his success. Recall that recently the team Helly Hansen, consisting of Gordon Borges, Joffe Baker, Paul Abdullah and Tim Healy, won its first world championship in the class J70, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. That's what, in Tim's opinion, is needed in order to win:

"For us, the key was the preparation process. It is the awareness that we are 100% ready to compete, helped us to properly tune. To do this, we repeatedly checked the readiness of the yacht, training for days on end, and also made sure that we have all the necessary equipment. The easiest thing was with the yacht - a few weeks before the championship, we just rechecked all the equipment to make sure that we do not have any unfortunate incidents with us. Frankly, the training took all our free time. We tried to create the most realistic conditions, close to the championship, and spent much time in the open ocean.

Outfit by Helly Hansen

A special role in the preparation was played by our equipment from Helly Hansen. During the last month before the competition, we conducted trainings for 4-8 hours a day, 2-3 times a week. We trained without breaks, constantly replacing each other only during the setting of sails; sometimes we even had to swim for a very long time against the wind. In such difficult conditions, we rarely had the opportunity to go ashore to change equipment. This was also hampered by the weather: the sun, rain and wind. That is, we needed equipment in which we would feel comfortable under different weather conditions - and I can honestly say that the equipment from Helly Hansen perfectly coped with this task. We very seriously approached the choice of equipment: from special T-shirts and shorts to waterproof jackets and overalls - it all perfectly combined. Thermal underwear was made of membrane materials, thanks to which our skin remained dry even in the hottest weather, and outerwear - from high-tech "breathable" fabrics. It is important to note that we always used the same equipment, and it was very convenient - we did not have to worry about what to wear with this or that weather forecast. The same jackets and overalls were suitable for a wide variety of occasions.

Swimming in the ocean

To be honest, this sailing championship off the coast of Rhode Island was not easy for us. But there were also pluses, for example, we had a lot of space, so we learned how to keep the yacht against the wind under strong waves. We also learned how to tilt the bow of the yacht (for greater stability) and weaken the sails at the right time to navigate the waves, and then balance the yacht and lift the nose on smooth water. At the same time, the key to success was maintaining the right angle of the yacht. We managed to do all this with the help of a combination of actions with bucksthags, a boom and a grotto. With strong gusts of wind, I pulled up the buckets, when we sailed with my nose down, to prevent the boat from turning over. In addition, I worked with the grotto to immediately change the angle of heel and make the yacht easy to maneuver on high waves. In other words, we constantly adjusted the position of the sails to keep the best course, which would help us to pass through the waves. Shkotovy had to act in sync with me to keep the balancing. He did everything possible to ensure that the jib allowed the ship to react effectively whenever the yacht's course slowed or accelerated because of the waves. With too little stretch of the staysail, the yacht could not have reached the maximum speed, after collision with a high wave. In general, the communication between the helmsman and the scaffold was constant, and this was the key to our success - especially when we were leading the yacht against the wind. The exchange of fast, concise phrases and the constant adjustment of sails to maintain balancing helped our yacht to confidently go forward.

Another difficulty was the need to swim with the wind: the speed of the yacht changes very much. Slipping and holding the ship on a good wave for 30 seconds (or even more!) Could allow us to get ahead of the other yachts with a significant margin. Again, we were helped out by a laconic conversation between the helmsman and the scaffold: it was necessary to catch a wave and hold onto it. The other two team members (tank and tactics) also had to work synchronously to maintain a constant angle of heel (up to 5 degrees from the leeward side). I will reveal a little secret: when we were going to catch a wave, we redistributed the weight on the leeward side to raise the nose of the yacht and increase the speed, and then, when the wave was already under way, we leveled the yacht roll and raised the spinnaker to lower the nose and put the yacht waves - then we managed to slide on the wave. The hardest part is keeping the slide as long as possible. To do this, the team needed to go to the leeward side of the yacht while I made the ship gain maximum speed, and then quickly level the yacht and slip off the wave. The more often we managed to do this, the more our advantage was. To do this, it was also necessary to constantly adjust the spinnaker and the grotto, so that the whole team worked hard, without restraint - no one relaxed for a minute.

And again about the equipment

As you can see, during the competition we had to constantly move, and here we can not fail to mention the Hydropower shoes from Helly Hansen. It was thanks to her that we could always be sure that we could stay on the deck. For steer stability is especially important: he needs to feel the sea, waves and wind, and also how they affect the speed of the yacht. Thus, comfortable and stable footwear is extremely important for the participants of the regatta.

Summarizing the above, I want to note two main factors that enabled us to win: these are training in real conditions and choosing the right equipment."

4 999.00 kn
CREW HOODED MIDLAYER JACKET CREW HOODED MIDLAYER JACKET

After the end of the incredibly successful sailing season, Helly Hansen representative Tim Healy told us about what caused his success. Recall that recently the team Helly Hansen, consisting of Gordon Borges, Joffe Baker, Paul Abdullah and Tim Healy, won its first world championship in the class J70, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. That's what, in Tim's opinion, is needed in order to win:

"For us, the key was the preparation process. It is the awareness that we are 100% ready to compete, helped us to properly tune. To do this, we repeatedly checked the readiness of the yacht, training for days on end, and also made sure that we have all the necessary equipment. The easiest thing was with the yacht - a few weeks before the championship, we just rechecked all the equipment to make sure that we do not have any unfortunate incidents with us. Frankly, the training took all our free time. We tried to create the most realistic conditions, close to the championship, and spent much time in the open ocean.

Outfit by Helly Hansen

A special role in the preparation was played by our equipment from Helly Hansen. During the last month before the competition, we conducted trainings for 4-8 hours a day, 2-3 times a week. We trained without breaks, constantly replacing each other only during the setting of sails; sometimes we even had to swim for a very long time against the wind. In such difficult conditions, we rarely had the opportunity to go ashore to change equipment. This was also hampered by the weather: the sun, rain and wind. That is, we needed equipment in which we would feel comfortable under different weather conditions - and I can honestly say that the equipment from Helly Hansen perfectly coped with this task. We very seriously approached the choice of equipment: from special T-shirts and shorts to waterproof jackets and overalls - it all perfectly combined. Thermal underwear was made of membrane materials, thanks to which our skin remained dry even in the hottest weather, and outerwear - from high-tech "breathable" fabrics. It is important to note that we always used the same equipment, and it was very convenient - we did not have to worry about what to wear with this or that weather forecast. The same jackets and overalls were suitable for a wide variety of occasions.

Swimming in the ocean

To be honest, this sailing championship off the coast of Rhode Island was not easy for us. But there were also pluses, for example, we had a lot of space, so we learned how to keep the yacht against the wind under strong waves. We also learned how to tilt the bow of the yacht (for greater stability) and weaken the sails at the right time to navigate the waves, and then balance the yacht and lift the nose on smooth water. At the same time, the key to success was maintaining the right angle of the yacht. We managed to do all this with the help of a combination of actions with bucksthags, a boom and a grotto. With strong gusts of wind, I pulled up the buckets, when we sailed with my nose down, to prevent the boat from turning over. In addition, I worked with the grotto to immediately change the angle of heel and make the yacht easy to maneuver on high waves. In other words, we constantly adjusted the position of the sails to keep the best course, which would help us to pass through the waves. Shkotovy had to act in sync with me to keep the balancing. He did everything possible to ensure that the jib allowed the ship to react effectively whenever the yacht's course slowed or accelerated because of the waves. With too little stretch of the staysail, the yacht could not have reached the maximum speed, after collision with a high wave. In general, the communication between the helmsman and the scaffold was constant, and this was the key to our success - especially when we were leading the yacht against the wind. The exchange of fast, concise phrases and the constant adjustment of sails to maintain balancing helped our yacht to confidently go forward.

Another difficulty was the need to swim with the wind: the speed of the yacht changes very much. Slipping and holding the ship on a good wave for 30 seconds (or even more!) Could allow us to get ahead of the other yachts with a significant margin. Again, we were helped out by a laconic conversation between the helmsman and the scaffold: it was necessary to catch a wave and hold onto it. The other two team members (tank and tactics) also had to work synchronously to maintain a constant angle of heel (up to 5 degrees from the leeward side). I will reveal a little secret: when we were going to catch a wave, we redistributed the weight on the leeward side to raise the nose of the yacht and increase the speed, and then, when the wave was already under way, we leveled the yacht roll and raised the spinnaker to lower the nose and put the yacht waves - then we managed to slide on the wave. The hardest part is keeping the slide as long as possible. To do this, the team needed to go to the leeward side of the yacht while I made the ship gain maximum speed, and then quickly level the yacht and slip off the wave. The more often we managed to do this, the more our advantage was. To do this, it was also necessary to constantly adjust the spinnaker and the grotto, so that the whole team worked hard, without restraint - no one relaxed for a minute.

And again about the equipment

As you can see, during the competition we had to constantly move, and here we can not fail to mention the Hydropower shoes from Helly Hansen. It was thanks to her that we could always be sure that we could stay on the deck. For steer stability is especially important: he needs to feel the sea, waves and wind, and also how they affect the speed of the yacht. Thus, comfortable and stable footwear is extremely important for the participants of the regatta.

Summarizing the above, I want to note two main factors that enabled us to win: these are training in real conditions and choosing the right equipment."

1 269.00 kn
 HP FJORD JACKET  HP FJORD JACKET

After the end of the incredibly successful sailing season, Helly Hansen representative Tim Healy told us about what caused his success. Recall that recently the team Helly Hansen, consisting of Gordon Borges, Joffe Baker, Paul Abdullah and Tim Healy, won its first world championship in the class J70, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. That's what, in Tim's opinion, is needed in order to win:

"For us, the key was the preparation process. It is the awareness that we are 100% ready to compete, helped us to properly tune. To do this, we repeatedly checked the readiness of the yacht, training for days on end, and also made sure that we have all the necessary equipment. The easiest thing was with the yacht - a few weeks before the championship, we just rechecked all the equipment to make sure that we do not have any unfortunate incidents with us. Frankly, the training took all our free time. We tried to create the most realistic conditions, close to the championship, and spent much time in the open ocean.

Outfit by Helly Hansen

A special role in the preparation was played by our equipment from Helly Hansen. During the last month before the competition, we conducted trainings for 4-8 hours a day, 2-3 times a week. We trained without breaks, constantly replacing each other only during the setting of sails; sometimes we even had to swim for a very long time against the wind. In such difficult conditions, we rarely had the opportunity to go ashore to change equipment. This was also hampered by the weather: the sun, rain and wind. That is, we needed equipment in which we would feel comfortable under different weather conditions - and I can honestly say that the equipment from Helly Hansen perfectly coped with this task. We very seriously approached the choice of equipment: from special T-shirts and shorts to waterproof jackets and overalls - it all perfectly combined. Thermal underwear was made of membrane materials, thanks to which our skin remained dry even in the hottest weather, and outerwear - from high-tech "breathable" fabrics. It is important to note that we always used the same equipment, and it was very convenient - we did not have to worry about what to wear with this or that weather forecast. The same jackets and overalls were suitable for a wide variety of occasions.

Swimming in the ocean

To be honest, this sailing championship off the coast of Rhode Island was not easy for us. But there were also pluses, for example, we had a lot of space, so we learned how to keep the yacht against the wind under strong waves. We also learned how to tilt the bow of the yacht (for greater stability) and weaken the sails at the right time to navigate the waves, and then balance the yacht and lift the nose on smooth water. At the same time, the key to success was maintaining the right angle of the yacht. We managed to do all this with the help of a combination of actions with bucksthags, a boom and a grotto. With strong gusts of wind, I pulled up the buckets, when we sailed with my nose down, to prevent the boat from turning over. In addition, I worked with the grotto to immediately change the angle of heel and make the yacht easy to maneuver on high waves. In other words, we constantly adjusted the position of the sails to keep the best course, which would help us to pass through the waves. Shkotovy had to act in sync with me to keep the balancing. He did everything possible to ensure that the jib allowed the ship to react effectively whenever the yacht's course slowed or accelerated because of the waves. With too little stretch of the staysail, the yacht could not have reached the maximum speed, after collision with a high wave. In general, the communication between the helmsman and the scaffold was constant, and this was the key to our success - especially when we were leading the yacht against the wind. The exchange of fast, concise phrases and the constant adjustment of sails to maintain balancing helped our yacht to confidently go forward.

Another difficulty was the need to swim with the wind: the speed of the yacht changes very much. Slipping and holding the ship on a good wave for 30 seconds (or even more!) Could allow us to get ahead of the other yachts with a significant margin. Again, we were helped out by a laconic conversation between the helmsman and the scaffold: it was necessary to catch a wave and hold onto it. The other two team members (tank and tactics) also had to work synchronously to maintain a constant angle of heel (up to 5 degrees from the leeward side). I will reveal a little secret: when we were going to catch a wave, we redistributed the weight on the leeward side to raise the nose of the yacht and increase the speed, and then, when the wave was already under way, we leveled the yacht roll and raised the spinnaker to lower the nose and put the yacht waves - then we managed to slide on the wave. The hardest part is keeping the slide as long as possible. To do this, the team needed to go to the leeward side of the yacht while I made the ship gain maximum speed, and then quickly level the yacht and slip off the wave. The more often we managed to do this, the more our advantage was. To do this, it was also necessary to constantly adjust the spinnaker and the grotto, so that the whole team worked hard, without restraint - no one relaxed for a minute.

And again about the equipment

As you can see, during the competition we had to constantly move, and here we can not fail to mention the Hydropower shoes from Helly Hansen. It was thanks to her that we could always be sure that we could stay on the deck. For steer stability is especially important: he needs to feel the sea, waves and wind, and also how they affect the speed of the yacht. Thus, comfortable and stable footwear is extremely important for the participants of the regatta.

Summarizing the above, I want to note two main factors that enabled us to win: these are training in real conditions and choosing the right equipment."

1 639.00 kn
-40%
AGIR OCEAN SURVIVAL SUIT AGIR OCEAN SURVIVAL SUIT

After the end of the incredibly successful sailing season, Helly Hansen representative Tim Healy told us about what caused his success. Recall that recently the team Helly Hansen, consisting of Gordon Borges, Joffe Baker, Paul Abdullah and Tim Healy, won its first world championship in the class J70, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. That's what, in Tim's opinion, is needed in order to win:

"For us, the key was the preparation process. It is the awareness that we are 100% ready to compete, helped us to properly tune. To do this, we repeatedly checked the readiness of the yacht, training for days on end, and also made sure that we have all the necessary equipment. The easiest thing was with the yacht - a few weeks before the championship, we just rechecked all the equipment to make sure that we do not have any unfortunate incidents with us. Frankly, the training took all our free time. We tried to create the most realistic conditions, close to the championship, and spent much time in the open ocean.

Outfit by Helly Hansen

A special role in the preparation was played by our equipment from Helly Hansen. During the last month before the competition, we conducted trainings for 4-8 hours a day, 2-3 times a week. We trained without breaks, constantly replacing each other only during the setting of sails; sometimes we even had to swim for a very long time against the wind. In such difficult conditions, we rarely had the opportunity to go ashore to change equipment. This was also hampered by the weather: the sun, rain and wind. That is, we needed equipment in which we would feel comfortable under different weather conditions - and I can honestly say that the equipment from Helly Hansen perfectly coped with this task. We very seriously approached the choice of equipment: from special T-shirts and shorts to waterproof jackets and overalls - it all perfectly combined. Thermal underwear was made of membrane materials, thanks to which our skin remained dry even in the hottest weather, and outerwear - from high-tech "breathable" fabrics. It is important to note that we always used the same equipment, and it was very convenient - we did not have to worry about what to wear with this or that weather forecast. The same jackets and overalls were suitable for a wide variety of occasions.

Swimming in the ocean

To be honest, this sailing championship off the coast of Rhode Island was not easy for us. But there were also pluses, for example, we had a lot of space, so we learned how to keep the yacht against the wind under strong waves. We also learned how to tilt the bow of the yacht (for greater stability) and weaken the sails at the right time to navigate the waves, and then balance the yacht and lift the nose on smooth water. At the same time, the key to success was maintaining the right angle of the yacht. We managed to do all this with the help of a combination of actions with bucksthags, a boom and a grotto. With strong gusts of wind, I pulled up the buckets, when we sailed with my nose down, to prevent the boat from turning over. In addition, I worked with the grotto to immediately change the angle of heel and make the yacht easy to maneuver on high waves. In other words, we constantly adjusted the position of the sails to keep the best course, which would help us to pass through the waves. Shkotovy had to act in sync with me to keep the balancing. He did everything possible to ensure that the jib allowed the ship to react effectively whenever the yacht's course slowed or accelerated because of the waves. With too little stretch of the staysail, the yacht could not have reached the maximum speed, after collision with a high wave. In general, the communication between the helmsman and the scaffold was constant, and this was the key to our success - especially when we were leading the yacht against the wind. The exchange of fast, concise phrases and the constant adjustment of sails to maintain balancing helped our yacht to confidently go forward.

Another difficulty was the need to swim with the wind: the speed of the yacht changes very much. Slipping and holding the ship on a good wave for 30 seconds (or even more!) Could allow us to get ahead of the other yachts with a significant margin. Again, we were helped out by a laconic conversation between the helmsman and the scaffold: it was necessary to catch a wave and hold onto it. The other two team members (tank and tactics) also had to work synchronously to maintain a constant angle of heel (up to 5 degrees from the leeward side). I will reveal a little secret: when we were going to catch a wave, we redistributed the weight on the leeward side to raise the nose of the yacht and increase the speed, and then, when the wave was already under way, we leveled the yacht roll and raised the spinnaker to lower the nose and put the yacht waves - then we managed to slide on the wave. The hardest part is keeping the slide as long as possible. To do this, the team needed to go to the leeward side of the yacht while I made the ship gain maximum speed, and then quickly level the yacht and slip off the wave. The more often we managed to do this, the more our advantage was. To do this, it was also necessary to constantly adjust the spinnaker and the grotto, so that the whole team worked hard, without restraint - no one relaxed for a minute.

And again about the equipment

As you can see, during the competition we had to constantly move, and here we can not fail to mention the Hydropower shoes from Helly Hansen. It was thanks to her that we could always be sure that we could stay on the deck. For steer stability is especially important: he needs to feel the sea, waves and wind, and also how they affect the speed of the yacht. Thus, comfortable and stable footwear is extremely important for the participants of the regatta.

Summarizing the above, I want to note two main factors that enabled us to win: these are training in real conditions and choosing the right equipment."

15 625.00 kn 9 375.00 kn