NZ's Biggest Race- King of the Harbour- Saturday March 29th

March 24, 2014

With less than a week to New Zealand's biggest race, King of the Harbour, all eyes are on the all important weather forecast to see what conditions competitors will face on Saturday March 29th.

The 24km course will be decided on race day depending on wind conditions and will be either Auckland- Waiheke Island or reverse. Present forecasts indicate light South Westerlies with a fairly benign sea state, however we all know that this can change and we are all hoping to enjoy some great downwind runs!

In the strong Surf Ski Division, defending champion Ben Fouhy will enjoy a strong challenge to his title in the shape of South African Dawid Mocke who will be aiming to make sure he doesn't leave New Zealand empty handed. Other challengers include Mike Walker, Marty McDowell, Travis Mitchell, Simon Longdill, Tim Grammer, Oskar Stielau and Garth Spencer amongst the expected 70 competitors from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Taihiti.

In the Womens, Ex Kiwi now Aussie, Tracy Wilson will be looking to challenge last years winner Rachel Clarke for the "Queen of the Harbour Title", whist in the Double's, Brothers Max and Elliott Riley will be looking to charge home first. Max is another ex Kiwi, now living in Sydney who will be travelling over for the race.

A strong SUP field will also be racing the 24kms from Auckland to Waiheke with Travis Grant looking to defend the title he won in 2013. Beau O Brian, Jake Jensen, Armie Armstrong, JP Tobin and Anabel Andersen will be looking to challenge Travis for the title.

Vaikobi is a proud sponsor of the King of the Harbour and will report back at the conclusion of the race. All competitors will be wearing Vaikobi Hi Vis competitor vests on race day.

For more info visit.www.kingoftheharbour.co.nz

King of the Harbour is proudly sponsored by: Vaikobi, iPaddle, Fenn, Horley, Mocke, Canoe Racing NZ, Nelo, Jantex, Rocktape and Fullers





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UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

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Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

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HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

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