Helly Hansen, the Norwegian winter sports and sailing brand, has obtained an agreement to provide technical gear and sports apparel to Team Sanya, the first Chinese team to enter the Volvo Ocean Race. Team Sanya will take part in the upcoming edition of the race, starting from Alicante in October and ending in Galway in July 2012. It will be the 10th time that Helly Hansen takes part in the Volvo Ocean Race, and the company regards its partnership with Team Sanya as a particularly interesting opportunity to increase awareness of sailing in China.