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Zhik - Gear for the sharp end of winter keel boat racing By Ben Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 4:36 PM Thu 9 May 2013
The bow of a TP 52 is hardly the driest place on earth, so unless you like spending your day sailing around in soaking shorts and a t-shirt, having some decent kit is really important, especially heading into winter.Ben Gladwell has been using Zhik gear on both the 18fter and the TP52. Here's what he looks for to stay as dry and warm as possible up the sharp end. ...[more]


Why do top sailors choose Zhik? By Ben Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 9:42 PM Wed 6 Mar 2013
Since its inception in 2003, Zhik has developed and expanded to be one of the preeminent brand in on-the-water sailing apparel. The Zhik signature logo is often visible on winning sailing crews, the latest of which was the crew of Gotta Love It 7, four time winner JJ Giltinan Trophy. Sailing journalist, Ben Gladwell, looks at why top crews choose Zhik ...[more]


Why do top sailors choose Zhik? By Ben Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 8:17 AM Sat 2 Mar 2013
Since its inception in 2003, Zhik has developed and expanded to be one of the preeminent brand in on-the-water sailing apparel. The Zhik signature logo is often visible on winning sailing crews, the latest of which was the crew of Gotta Love It 7, four time winner JJ Giltinan Trophy. Sailing journalist, Ben Gladwell, looks at why top crews choose Zhik ...[more]


Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2 By Richard Gladwell, 10:43 PM Sun 13 Jan 2013
Second image gallery from the 18ft skiffs training on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Sunday ...[more]


Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan By Richard Gladwell, 10:25 PM Sun 13 Jan 2013
Those who frequent the Auckland waterfront, will have noticed the steady growth of the Auckland 18ft skiff fleet over the past couple of years. The Auckland Championships are next weekend. We caught these images from Sunday's practice sessions. ...[more]


Zhik partners with Australian '9er' classes By Zhik Media Services, , 8:03 AM Mon 31 Dec 2012
Zhik is pleased to announce a three year partnership with the newly formed alliance of the Australian 29er and 49er/49erFX Associations, which includes sponsorship of the joint Australian championship for the next three years. The partnership includes sponsorship of the Zhik 9er National Championship, which is presently being sailed at McCrae YC in Victoria as well as the next two 9er Nationals. ...[more]


Need a Christmas gift idea? Zhik ZKG water shoes are sure to please! By Zhik Christmas Present Help Team, 7:13 AM Wed 12 Dec 2012
Are you having trouble finding a Christmas present for that someone who spends all their time on and in the water? The search is over- Zhik ZKGs are the perfect gift this Christmas. Don’t let the street styling fool you, these super light shoes are designed to be worn in both wet and dry environments to provide maximum performance and comfort. ...[more]


Zhik ….......the yardstick for success! By Doug Blackstock, , 11:41 PM Mon 3 Dec 2012
The recent Zhik Single Handed Regatta (ZSHR) hosted by South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club (SLMASC) was again a huge success, attracting the largest fleet since its inception just five years ago. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds - Joshua McKnight claims 2012 title By Pierre Orphanidis, 5:02 AM Mon 27 Aug 2012
This year's Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships came down to the wire and were decided in the final race amid fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third place overall from Anthony Kotoun in the last race. ...[more]


Josh McKnight hits the front at Moth Worlds By Lulu Roseman, Lake Garda , 2:26 PM Sun 26 Aug 2012
Josh McKnight has turned the tables on Scott Babbage to take the overall lead at the Moth Worlds. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds day 6 - McKnight pulls ahead + Video By Pierre Orphanidis, 4:07 AM Sun 26 Aug 2012
On day six of the Zhik Moth World Championship, the young Australian sailor overtook Scott Babbage thanks to three excellent races. Babbage paid the price of an average start and wrong tactical call in the first race, where he finished 16th. With three more races to go on Sunday and just two points separating McKnight and Babbage, the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championship is still wide open! ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds day 5 - Babbage and McKnight excel + Video By Pierre Orphanidis, 6:19 AM Sat 25 Aug 2012
On day five of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds, sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in the fabulous conditions on Lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day's three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner's aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark of the first race. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds - Day 5 images by Thierry Martinez By Thierry Martinez, 4:14 AM Sat 25 Aug 2012
Photographer Thierry Martinez was on hand for day 5 of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships in Campione del Garda (ITA) to capture this gallery of images. ...[more]


29er UK National Championships - Light winds on Day 4 By Bill Tucker, , 7:26 PM Fri 24 Aug 2012
On the 29er UK National Championships penultimate day of racing, at Restronguet Sailing Club, Ian Payne and Chris Berry are on the cusp of title success having established a seven point gap to Tom Methven and Rob Lloyd. This gap could be pretty tenuous though as tomorrow still has three races planned and with a beast of a forecast the line between success and failure is wafer thin. ...[more]


2012 Moth Worlds day 4 - Babbage takes qualifier series + Videos By Pierre Orphanidis, 9:35 AM Fri 24 Aug 2012
A three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races at the Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds on Lake Garda, Italy. Scott Babbage would have needed a poor last day of the qualifiers to put his lead in jeopardy. jeopardy. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds - Day 4 images by Thierry Martinez By Thierry Martinez, 6:53 AM Fri 24 Aug 2012
Photographer Thierry Martinez was on hand for day 4 of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships in Campione del Garda (ITA) to capture this gallery of images. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds - Babbage extends lead on Day 3 + Video By Pierre Orphanidis, 7:13 AM Thu 23 Aug 2012
On Day 3 of the Zhik Moth World Championship, the 125-strong fleet faced a wide range of conditions that started with a 25-knot 'Peler' and 1-meter waves early in the morning, to a dying 'Ora' late in the afternoon that forced the race committee to shorten the last race. Babbage dominated once again and extended his lead, but the day's story is certainly Anthony Kouton. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Worlds - Weather halts competition on day 2 + Videos By Pierre Orphanidis, 10:42 AM Wed 22 Aug 2012
On day two of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships, very light and unstable breeze on Lake Garda didn't let the Moths fly. The race committee will try to schedule as many races as possible on Wednesday with an 8:30am morning start. ...[more]


Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds: Babbage leads after day 1 - Results + Video By Moth Worlds/Sail-World.com, 3:30 PM Tue 21 Aug 2012
Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds 2012. Scott Babbage from Australia is leading the Moth Worlds in Italy after three bullets in three races on day 1. With a record-setting 125 entries, organizers split the fleet into two groups that alternated on an inner and outer racing area. ...[more]


Zhik Moth Italian Championships - Flying Hellfish takes sixth overall By Lulu Roseman, Lake Garda , 9:09 PM Sun 19 Aug 2012
At the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth Italian Championships, Josh McKnight on Flying Hellfish powered by Easy Tiger Racing finished sixth overall on Lake Garda - behind a swag of red hot Australians peppered amongst the 83 strong international fleet. ...[more]


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