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Vaikobi Partners with UK Cadet Class Association

by Vaikobi 20 May 01:00 PDT
UK Cadet Class Vaikobi Clemenson Nautilus Trophy at the WPNSA © CadetClass.org.uk

Vaikobi, has teamed up with the UK Cadet Class Association as part of its ongoing sponsorship program that supports sailing at all levels. Vaikobi is a unique brand, that is owned and run by people that are passionate about the water and ocean sports.

The UK Cadet Class hosts some great events and supports sailors at all levels in the UK and at international venues around the world. In this their 75th anniversary year the UK Cadet Class will be hosting the European Championships at Royal Torbay Yacht Club this summer. They put together a competitive selection process for the World Championships each season which this year will be in Vaikobi's home market of Melbourne, Australia. Vaikobi will be supporting the GBR Cadet team with branded kit for that event as well.

International Sales & Marketing Manager for Vaikobi, Bryan Stewart, commented:

"We are stoked to be working with the Cadet Class to support their brilliant events, the fun and engaging approach to junior sailing and let the sailors try for themselves the great range of kit and the Vaikobi difference. We love working with the best classes, and we are thrilled to be working with one of the leading associations in the UK and around the world in the iconic Cadet class, to support junior sailing as a whole."

Sarah Northey, UK Cadet Class Chairman said:

"From the first moment we met Bryan and Vaikobi we were convinced that a partnership with them would be great for both the Cadet Class and for Vaikobi. It's really important for young sailors to have high quality technical equipment which allows them to perform at the top of their potential. The Vaikobi youth range has some great products which fit the bill - I bought my first pair of their High Cut Performance Boots at the dinghy show - and it's great to announce this sponsorship agreement at the start of what promises to be a really exciting season in 2022. We will have some great products to award as prizes and with such great products in their range I'm look forwards to seeing many of our young sailors wearing their kit in the future."

About Vaikobi

Vaikobi is a brand born on the waters of Sydney Harbour, out of a passion for all ocean sports. Across the team, we paddle, Surfski, SUP, Wing Foil and Sail. Sailing has been a passion within the business right from the start. The senior management team at Vaikobi comprise more than fifty years of marine industry and sailing experience between them.

The Vaikobi range has been designed specifically for the Ocean Athlete to control body temperature and maximise performance and safety across the full range of conditions the ocean can throw at you.

We are incredibly proud of our 2022 collection, that continues our expansion to an increased range of high performing gear for more types of ocean athlete. Range highlights include:.

Our VX Race Buoyancy Aid has been designed specifically for performance sailboat racing, with extreme low-profile design, lightweight construction, and the highest quality materials throughout.

Our new ranges of high-performance speed grip boots and shoes took the market by storm at the recent UK RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show.

Our fabulous new range of waterports sunglasses has proved a great success, with lenses and styles designed specifically for on water use, with a multi-layer lens including polarization for reducing glare and great vision on the water, to floating frames and hydrophobic coatings to reduce water and salt build up on the lenses.

Vaikobi's latest FlexForce range of wetsuits offer incredible flex and stretch in a range of options that can be combined to cover all conditions.

International Sales & Marketing Manager for Vaikobi Bryan Stewart commented. "We are stoked to be working with the Cadet Class to support their brilliant events, to help spread the word on the Vaikobi difference, and let the sailors try for themselves the great range of kit that we have available for performance sailing. We love working with the best classes, and we are thrilled to be working with one of the leading associations in the UK and around the world in the iconic Cadet class, to support their events and youth sailing as a whole"

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