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Zhik - Much more than sailing gear

Zhik - Much more than sailing gear

 Zhik noticed that the sailing apparel markets could do with a spark of innovation and wanted to do something about it. Offering technically proficient gear to help athletes win gold whilst maintaining a fresh outlook in styling.

They now offer a brilliant range of products to over 40 countries. Top sailors choose Zhik gear and they have a very strong presence with the elite athletes in sail racing.

Zhik Isotak™ and AroShell™ wet weather gear is rapidly becoming a new choice for racing sports boats.

Zhik has also expanded on its research and development to provide sailing teams with  the ability to wear less layers in winter and provide functionality where it counts.

 Australian Sailing Team

Australian Sailing Team

Zhik proudly sponsors the Australian Sailing Team - a national representative for Olympic and Paralympic class sailing. Featuring some of the world’s leading sailors, this team exists for one purpose, to win gold medals!

Andrew McDougall

Andrew McDougall

Born in Melbourne, Andrew McDougall, age 62, owns and runs KA Sail. Known predominantly as a runner-up of the 2010 World Moth Championships, McDougall has more heat wins than any other sailor.

Favourite Zhik Gear

Mathew Belcher & Will Ryan

Mathew Belcher & Will Ryan

Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan originally teamed up in late 2012, shortly after the 2012 London Olympics. Within just one year, the duo racked up an impressive tally of 17 straight regatta wins, capping it all off in 2013 with a win at the 470 World Championships.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • Microfleece
  • Super warm
  • Hydrophobic Fleece

Clint Robinson

Clint Robinson

Clint Robinson, age 46, is an Australian sprint kayaker and surf lifesaver who has won a complete set of medals at the Summer Games. Robinson grew up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and has competed in five summer Olympics.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • Spandex

John Bertrand

John Bertrand

John Bertrand, age 71, is Australia’s most celebrated yachtsman. Born in Melbourne, Bertrand has gone on to win:

  • America’s Cup in Australia II - ending 132 years of American supremacy
  • Olympic Bronze for Australia in the Finn Class, 1976
  • The 2010 World Championship in Ireland

Favourite Zhik Gear

Jordan Girdis

Jordan Girdis

Jordan Girdis, age 25, started kiteboard racing in Botany Bay, Sydney, after a desire to move to a new class of high performance sailing. Girdis has been competing around the world, and became Australia’s top world ranked Kiteboard racer for 2012 and 2013. He is working hard towards being part of the development of the sport, as it has the strong potential to become an Olympic Class.

Favourite Zhik Gear

Josh Mcknight

Josh McKnight

Josh McKnight, age 28, is the newest member of the Zhik Moth Team and has proven himself by winning the World Championships on Lake Garda in 2012. An amazing achievement for such a young sailor from Sydney.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • PFD
  • Microfleece Pants
  • Spandex Top
  • Boots - Our Sailing Footwear includes Zhik boots and other reputable brands

Liz Wardley

Liz Wardley

Liz Wardley, age 39, an Australian from Sydney, grew up in Papua New Guinea. The PNG sailor, named Junior Female athlete in 1999, also won PNG’s SP Sportswoman of the Year in 1999 and 2000, with sports administrators recognising her yachting talent as bringing a unique distinction to the country. She has since gone on to join with Zhik as a member of the new Paddling team.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • Superwarm
  • Hybrid
  • Spandex

Women’s Sailing Gear:

Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen

Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, teamed up in 2008, and since have been unstoppable. Wrapping up the gold medal prior to the final medal race, the pair finished inside the top 10 in every race at the Games, including five overall race wins. Their gold medal was Australia’s first medal in the 49er.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • Microfleece
  • Superwarm
  • T2 Harness
  • Boots

Tom Burton

Tom Burton

Tom Burton, age 28, from Sydney, started sailing from an early age. With natural talent, this hard working and dedicated member of the Australian Sailing Team Development squad, has ranked number one in laser sailing after a series of regatta wins.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • Microfleece
  • PFD
  • Boots

 

Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin

Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin

Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, a family team from Sydney, have been sailing together from a very early age. Jason is also the skipper of the Australian Youth AC team ‘Objective Australia’ and his skills on the big AC45 are sure to help.

Favourite Zhik Gear

  • T2 Harness
  • Superwarm
  • ZKG's

 

Zhik clothing online

R&W Marine Equipment provides excellence in customer experience by providing the highest quality sailing gear, including infamous brand Zhik. Browsing our website you will find a vast variety of Zhik products for your next sailing adventure or heat.