Date: 12th February 2018
Article by: Hannah Cotterell
Sailing Team Maverick and clothing manufacturer Zhik have announce a joint partnership deal, which has named Zhik as Team Maverick’s official technical apparel supplier, kicking off at the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 this weekend.
Zhik’s dedication to innovation in performance sailing gear provides the perfect synergy with Team Maverick’s technical engineering and radical approach to yacht racing. The partnership has been deemed a perfect fit with Zhik’s innovative approach to sailing apparel aptly fitting the Maverick ethos of shaking things up and challenging the norm, as the team hit the global racing circuit with their radical Dynamic Stability System (DSS) foils, never before used on a 46 ft. mono-hull of their size.
Zhik was founded before the Athens Olympics when it was noticed that the sailing apparel markets could do with a spark of innovation. There was clearly scope to bring in technically proficient gear to help athletes win gold. Since then, Zhik has not only achieved this, but combined it with a fresh outlook in styling. Top athletes around the world reply on Zhik’s innovative sailing apparel, gear that will be put to the test in the extreme conditions Team Maverick will be facing as they hit the offshore racing circuit in their carbon fibre bullet!
Zhik UK Manager Tristan Hutt added, “We’re delighted that Team Maverick has decided to partner with Zhik as technical apparel supplier. This innovative and ground-breaking yacht embodies many of our values as a brand and provides another great platform to push our gear to the limit”.
"Much like the boat, the teams travel plans aren't taking any half measures and they have an extensive program ahead for 2018. To help the team perform at their best we have worked with them to carefully select a variety of Zhik gear that features new innovation for both cold and hot weather environments. Gear selected includes our new ZhikDry LT range, the durably water repellent fabric Avlare and our ultra durable Isotak2 offshore range. The team will next be competing in the Caribbean 600 and we look forward to seeing the team in action”.
Team Maverick founder and crewmember Quentin Stuart also commented that, “At Maverick we are delighted to partner with Zhik. We share a passion for sailing and a commitment to innovation and quality, the perfect fit for our ethos and our approach to the sport.”
The joint partnership between Team Maverick and Zhik will commence at this years’ 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 in Antigua. This 600 nautical mile annual sailing event will see the team take on the varied and often unpredictable waters of the Caribbean, racing around a scatter of West Indian islands, an event where Team Maverick have unfinished business and will be looking to hunt down that podium position!
For more information on Zhik and their innovative sailing wear visit: https://www.zhik.com/ #madeforwater
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