Zhik will replace Puma as the title sponsor of the International Moth Worlds. The event will be held on Lake Macquarie, Australia in January 2011. The clothing brand and the moth class fit well together, both being edgy and innovative.
[cleeng_content id=”559866362″ description=”99 cents or 10,000 hours. The path to being an expert can be easy or hard. ” price=”0.99″]Moth Class Australian President, Scott Babbage, says:
“Zhik is a natural fit to sponsor the Moth Worlds, with their clear dominance in the fleet, we now also look forward to building an even stronger relationship as title sponsor”
Managing Director of Zhik, Brian Conolly said:
“Zhik has always been a strong supporter of the Moth fleet. Moth sailors and Zhik designers have the same philosophy, both being attracted to technical innovation. Zhik has enjoyed working with the top sailors in the Moth class to help design faster wet gear”.
Nathan Outteridge will be looking to use build on the success of the recent European championships with the help of a little local knowledge. He said:
“To some extent I feel I have home waters advantage, I’ve spent my life sailing on the lake… It’s a great place to sail. There are many people who could win the worlds… past world champs John (Harris), Bora (Gulari) and Simon (Payne) come to mind straight away and no doubt there will be a handful of other top sailors who are new to the class like Tom Slingsby. I think it will be a close fought regatta and I am really looking forward to it.”
The sponsorship by Zhik should do well. Many of the sailors have personal deals with the brand and they like wearing the gear which fits the Moth style of sailing more than the Puma range.
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