Just as Audi understand the value of testing new technology at Le Mans, even though their customers are not racing legends like Tom Kristensen or Alan McNish, so to to Henri Lloyd understand the value of testing their products to the limit in World Class racing events and passing that technology onto all their customers.
It’s a fantastic example of how supporting the sport of sailing helps cruisers and recreational participants. Working with people like Ben Ainslie, Dee Caffari, Americas Cup teams, Henri Lloyd can develop ideas quickly.
The company is using the London International Boat Show to make a number of announcements like the launch of the 2009 marine range, including the DAME Award Winning TP2 Shadow 2G Jacket.
The TP2 Shadow 2G Jacket features the exclusive OPTIVISION Hood System – perfect for windward or leeward peripheral vision during pre-start manoeuvring or close quarter action during mark rounding to give you that all important tactical advantage.
Henri Lloyd is also the Official Clothing Supplier for the Clipper 09-10 race.
“We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Clipper Ventures for a third consecutive race. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race provides an excellent platform for Henri Lloyd to showcase the performance of our technical sailing clothing at the forefront of the ocean racing arena. The crews of Clipper 09-10, will benefit from the latest developments in clothing technology and support from the Henri Lloyd team. We look forward to working with Sir Robin and Clipper Ventures once again.” Paul Strzelecki, Joint Chief Executive of Henri-Lloyd.
“Henri Lloyd has been our Official Technical Clothing Partner for the last two editions of the Clipper Race. With their continuing development of clothing technology and specialised layering systems they are an obvious choice for Clipper 09-10. Our crews will face some of the toughest sailing conditions imaginable and will need clothing that can stand up to the extreme nature of ocean racing. Henri Lloyd is able to provide Clipper crew with the latest in foul weather gear protection and we welcome them onboard as a Fleet Sponsor.” Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race founder and Chairman of Clipper Ventures Plc.