Specialist marine clothing brand Henri Lloyd & Bernard Stamm have announced announce their official partnership. Bernard will take the start of the next Vendée Globe at the helm of Cheminées Poujoulat, dressed in Henri Lloyd’s latest Ocean & Offshore technical ranges.
Bernard Stamm and Henri Lloyd will be working closely together to continue the joint development of the Henri Lloyd Ocean & Offshore range over the next few years, which in turn will benefit future Henri Lloyd customers.
“We are delighted to announce our association with Bernard, as a company we have followed his progress closely since throughout his sailing career, including his amazing victory in the VELUX 5 Oceans Race” explains Paul Strzelecki, Joint Chief Executive at Henri Lloyd. “Bernard is an inspiration to the sailing world and to Henri Lloyd and we are very excited about our future together”.
For Bernard Stamm, this partnership is a pretty ‘natural’ progression as the IMOCA World Champion has already circumnavigated the globe with Henri Lloyd. “I’ve done all my round the world races with Henri Lloyd. As a result I’m delighted to have them alongside and it certainly won’t be a difficult job to promote the habits I already have, as I’m convinced they’re the best. The Vendée Globe is a superb benchmark and all the experiences are enriching when it’s a question of moving forward, even though I believe Henri Lloyd is already top drawer.”