New Pec / ニューペック(電子航海支援アプリ)

Less experienced sailors and people unfamiliar with sailing usually associate offshore and blue water sailing with increased danger.  And, while it is true that one is further from help if something happens, it is also less likely something will happen as there are fewer boats to collide with and no obstructions in the water, with the exception of the rare cargo container that came off a ship during a storm- and the occasional whale!   It is when one is close to shore and there are many other boats, reefs, shoals and fishing nets that extra caution is required.  This is especially true for Japan.  Mapple ON Co., Ltd has kindly allowed us to use their mapping software “New Pec Smart” for free.  These maps are much more detailed than those that are obtained outside of Japan and will be extremely valuable to us as we approach the coast of Japan.


Helly Hansen/ ヘリーハンセン

Helly Hansen has kindly agreed to provide a full set of sailing wear to the Dream Weaver team.   For the serious sailor or skier,  this company needs no introduction, but for those less familiar with the brand, we have copied and pasted about the history of Helly Hansen from the company website.  

(株)ゴールドウィン様のブランド、ヘリーハンセンよりセーリングウェアの一式をドリームウィーバー チームにご提供賜りました。真のセイラーやスキーヤーにはこのブランドを紹介するまでもないかも知れませんが、このブランドに馴染みの少ない方々に向けてヘリーハンセンの歴史について会社のウェブサイトから引用させていただきました。


From our home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Soon thereafter, Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched a business producing waterproof oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil – and the legend was born!  Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites. As the #1 apparel brand for Ski Professionals, you’ll find HH at more than 200 ski resort and guiding operations around the world, and worn by more than 55,000 ski professionals. Our sailing gear is worn by world-class sailors across all five oceans, and we’re proud to partner with and participate in some of the sport’s most iconic regattas and sailing associations. As a leading Scandinavian workwear brand, you’ll see us at work-sites where performance, protection and safety matter most. We continue to support Captain Hansen’s legacy through a long list of first-to-market innovations developed through insights from those working and recreating in the world’s harshest environments.


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