Will Harris and Hive Energy are pleased to announce that Helly Hansen will be joining the Hive Energy Figaro 3 campaign as technical clothing partner.

As official clothing partner for Will’s campaign, Helly Hansen provide high performance garments utilizing the latest technology to create weatherproof and breathable sailing gear suitable for the most extreme of weather conditions.

Will said, “It is great to be working with such a highly regarded brand as Helly Hansen. Their presence in the offshore sailing world has revolutionised ocean racing with ranges such as the AEGIR ocean series, which is a personal favourite of mine.”

He continued “Racing solo offshore requires me to be on-deck facing the elements 90 per cent of the time, sometimes for days on end. Knowing that I have reliable clothing to protect against the most testing of weather conditions means that I am able to concentrate on the more important aspects of racing.”

This announcement comes ahead of next week’s delivery of the Beneteau Figaro 3 Hive Energy. Several months of training lie ahead, before the season kicks off with the Sardinha Cup at the end of March. Giles Redpath, CEO of Hive Energy will join Will onboard for this race around the Western Coast of France.