Zhik: Official Supplier For The New Zealand SailGP Team
Zhik is continuing its commitment to elite sailing athletes by announcing the brand as the official supplier of Technical Sailing Gear to the New Zealand SailGP Team.
Zhik will decorate long term ambassadors, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke along with other members of the team featuring; Finn World Cup Champion and AC35 winner, Josh Junior, AC35 winner Andy Maloney and Nacra 17 athletes Liv Mackay and Erica Dawson.
Zhik CEO, Piet Poelman, said: “The Zhik team are very excited about this opportunity to build on our long term association with Peter, Blair and top-level New Zealand sailors.
“Supporting this world-class SailGP Team in one of the world’s most high profile, mainstream TV sailing events is a superb fit for Zhik, with our focus on creating the highest performing, more sustainable technical apparel,” said Poelman.
New Zealand SailGP Team Co-CEO, Peter Burling, added: “It’s awesome to welcome Zhik to the New Zealand SailGP Team.”
”We know and trust Zhik’s high-performance products, and it’s been amazing to be part of their ongoing development.
“Their move towards launching more sustainable products, which we were testing for Tokyo 2020, aligns perfectly with the team’s goals,” said Burling.
Speaking on both parties’ commitment to sustainability, Zhik’s sponsorship manager, Johnny Rodgers, said: “The New Zealand SailGP Team has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by being crowned SailGP Season 2 Impact League champions, sport’s first podium for purpose.”
“We are on a journey with Zhik’s sustainability plan to create more environmentally friendly garments for a better future for our oceans and planet.
“It’s a continuous learning process and we look forward to sharing knowledge with the New Zealand SailGP Team as part of this partnership,” said Rodgers.
Following the opening SailGP event in Bermuda last week, teams will now head to the Chicago for the United States Sail Grand Prix at Navy Pier, commencing on the 18th-19th of June.