Please select your home edition

France SailGP Team and Zhik announce partnership for Season 4

by Zhik 8 Sep 2023 16:05 UTC
France SailGP Team © Martin Keruzore

With event 3 of SailGP Season 4 soon to kick off in the iconic Gulf of St Tropez on 9-10 September, Zhik is delighted to announce its new partnership as Official On-water Technical Apparel Supplier of France SailGP Team.

For the France SailGP team, the fifth team in Season 4 to sign with Zhik, the agreement means they are kitted out in Zhik's ultra-high performance apparel, designed and engineered for this type of extreme, high-speed sailing event.

Quentin Delapierre, France SailGP driver explains, "As a team that is looking to take on the world's best sailors, we need to make sure that we partner with the best suppliers. For this reason, we are very excited to work with Zhik and to have quality sailing gear to wear while we are out racing. Having good equipment means that the team can focus on sailing and giving our all to get the best results on the water."

The new partnership also consolidates Zhik's close association with a variety of world class French Olympic and ocean racing athletes and teams. Last year Zhik partnered with Yoann Richomme, France's renowned and highly respected skipper, who led team Paprec Arkea to victory in the Route du Rhum Class 40 division. Zhik are continuing to support Yoann in his build up to the start of the Vendee Globe Race 2024.

2024 will be a big year for the French sailing community and for Zhik, combining both the Olympic Games in Paris and the start of the highly anticipated Vendee Globe Race. With both events drawing a multitude of athletes and spectators, Zhik will be continuing to build its presence in France supporting athletes and dealers.

"I feel this is a great partnership for two well established entities in the sailing world, combining the French nation's sailing heritage with Zhik's passion and dedication to the sport," comments Mat Belcher, Zhik CEO and triple Olympic medallist. "It is great to be supporting some of France's top sailors and teams, and also to build Zhik's exposure and work with our dedicated, tight knit group of dealers across France. We have a strong and long-lasting relationship with Plastimo and many of the stores across France which we are constantly looking to expand and strengthen where possible."

Johnny Rodgers, Zhik Global Sponsorship Manager adds, "We see some great synergies between Zhik and the French sailing community. There is a rich history of highly accomplished and bold sailors, which Zhik as a brand is excited to support as they push the whole industry forward. We can't wait to see what the French SailGP Team, along with the other Zhik partnered teams, are able to accomplish this season."

Related Articles

Zhik strengthen regional sales team
Johannes Polgar has been appointed as European Sales Manager Zhik has strengthened its regional sales team with the appointment of Johannes Polgar as European Sales Manager, Josh Toso as North American Sales & Growth Marketeer and Tristan Walker-Hutt as UK & Ireland Sales and Product Manager. Posted on 30 May
Zhik kits out Australia's Olympic sailors
With industry-first high-performance neoprene-free wetsuit When Australia's 12 Olympic sailors take to the waters of Marseille in July this year, they'll wear the industry's first high-performance, neoprene-free wetsuits created by Sydney sailing apparel company Zhik. Posted on 1 May
Hiking Performance Guaranteed
All New Zhik Hikers and PowerPads Zhik has a long history of collaborating with the world's best dinghy sailors to create world-renowned hiking products. The all-new hiking range combines this wealth of experience to create hiking suits and pads that enable you to hike harder for longer. Posted on 16 Apr
Zhik put women on the podium
With industry first sizing options Zhik, in a move that puts them at the forefront of women's water wear, has released the most comprehensive range of women's products in the brand's 20 year history. Posted on 8 Apr
Zhik delivers more Podium Winning Performance
Leading innovators for 20 years in designing wetsuits built for performance For 20 years, Zhik have been leading innovators in designing wetsuits built for performance. Medal-winning suits, created with the best athletes, for those who aspire to be the best, the new performance range is a culmination of all this expertise. Posted on 5 Apr
Benchmarked To Be The Best
New gear from Zhik The Zhik Performance Range sets new standards for neoprene sailing wetsuits. We've applied everything we've learned from our previous generation of industry-leading wetsuits to deliver exceptional performance, stand-out features, and excellent value. Posted on 2 Apr
Zhik launches new Yulex® Wetsuit range
The suits are made from sustainable Yulex® Foam Natural Rubber Zhik, the leading innovator in sailing gear, proudly announces the release of its new Yulex® Foam Natural Rubber wetsuit range. Posted on 22 Mar
Zhik's new gear is here
The new range drops today Zhik, the leading innovator in sailing gear, proudly announces the release of its new core performance range, diving deep into the dinghy sailing heritage of Zhik in celebration of its 20th year anniversary this year. Posted on 15 Mar
Zhik Extending 'reZHIKle' Wetsuit Recycling Scheme
Customers in Australia and New Zealand can now play their eco-friendly part in sustainability story Zhik is renowned for producing technologically advanced and hard-wearing wetsuits, and now the innovative brand is working hard to create a circular life cycle for their products, ensuring disposing of them is as environmentally friendly as possible too. Posted on 8 Mar
Lifestyle wear ready for adventure
Designed to bring you from the water to the street Designed to bring you from the water to the street. Our lifestyle clothing will let you represent Zhik wherever adventure takes you. These quality men's and women's tees are made from 100% combed cotton making them softer and more durable. Posted on 12 Feb