Media release: Team Maverick agree partnership with Zhik as official technical apparel supplier


SAILING’S Team Maverick and clothing manufacturer, Zhik, have announced a joint partnership deal, which will name, Zhik, as Team Maverick’s official technical apparel supplier at the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 this weekend.

The sponsorship was arranged by Gordon Ritchie of GRM sport sponsorship, based in Glasgow, who said: “This is all part of the team’s long-term goal in developing partnerships with business and organisations who share the strategic vision to create a GREAT Britain-winning yacht racing formula.”

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.

Adds Ritchie: “Zhik was founded before the Athens Olympics, following the observation that the sailing apparel market might benefit from a spark of innovation, to create 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 rely 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 team’s travel plans aren’t taking any half-measures and they have an extensive programme 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 crew member, Quentin Stuart, also commented: “At Maverick, we are delighted to partner with Zhik. We share a passion for sailing and a commitment to innovation an 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 year’s 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. This 600-nautical mile annual sailing event will see the team take on the varied and often unpredictable waters of the Caribbean.

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For more information on Zhik and their innovative sailing wear visit: www.zhik .com #madeforwater

For further information, contact Gordon Ritchie on 07973101534

Picture credit: TEAM Maverick

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