Zhik back Moth Nationals
The UK Moth class is pleased to announce leading Australian sailing clothing brand Zhik as title sponsor of the 2011 International Moth National & Open Championships, to be hosted by Stokes Bay Sailing Club over 7-10 July.
Already hugely popular in many dinghy and Olympic classes, and more recently sportboats & keelboats, Zhik has underlined it's commitment to the UK market having recently appointed two times Moth World Champion, Simon Payne, to head up their operations in the UK.
Brian Conolly, CEO of Zhik commented that “Zhik is one of the fastest growing sailing brands in the world, and with new products in the pipeline the time has come to ramp up our presence in the UK. Therefore it came as an obvious decision for us to once again support the Moth Class, by sponsoring the UK National Championships”.
This further establishes Zhik’s partnership with the Moths, having been the title sponsor of the recent World Championships held in Australia in January.
Mike Lennon, UK Moth Class President said, “with the anticipation of an attendance of over 50 sailors from within the UK and Europe, the Nationals will be our biggest, best and most high profile event of the year, so we are really pleased to have secured the support of Zhik. In racing these high performance boats, our sailors look for sailing gear that is lightweight, has great flexibility, and is durable, so the benefits of the innovative technologies in Zhik’s sailing gear offers a perfect synergy in partnering with them.”
In announcing the arrangements for the Zhik 2011 Moth National and Open Championships, Mike indicated, “we have a exciting 12 race schedule over the 4 days, and a great social programme which will make it a really memorable event for all, so early entry is recommended”.