Vaikobi descends on the Doctor in Perth

November 25, 2014

With only three more sleeps to the biggest Surf Ski race of the year, "The Doctor" is shaping up as a classic with the famous "Fremantle Doctor" looking like it will make an appearance over the weekend off the coast of Perth.

Vaikobi will have our full compliment of Race Team members all gunning for the White Jacket which is given to the first paddler to reach the beach at Sorrento on Saturday afternoon.

With a strong contingent of South African paddlers all in Perth- Rice X 2, Mocke X 2, Mcgregor et al + Aussie contenders such as Clint Robinson, Cory Hill, Reece Baker and Mark "Ando" Anderson, the Vaikobi Race Team will be ready to battle it out.

Tim Jacobs is still smarting after damage to his ski in Hong Kong last weekend ended any chance of achieving his 3rd HK Dragon Run victory. TJ is fired up now and wants to get back out there and claim his 3rd Doctor title.

Michael "Boothy" Booth our multi discipline paddler, claimed a big win in Perth on the weekend taking out the Fenn West Coast Downwinder and will be ready to fire come Saturday.

Olympic Gold Medalist Murray Stewart is set to throw a cat amongst the pigeons on Saturday as he steps out of his K1 and back into the Ski. Muz pushed TJ hard to pip Jacobs at the finish of the King of the Harbour in Sydney and has the experience and ability to go all the way.

From the USA, Austin Kieffer has come to Perth and is ready to experience his first Doctor. Austin has been training in South Africa for the past month and half and will come with his race face on. A great result in Perth by Kieffer will hopefully inspire more US Paddlers to come and race in the future.

Finally, Young Gun, Joey Hall will be also looking to make an impression in the strong field and is pumped to get out there and race.

In the Women's Ski, defending champ Ruth Highman will see a strong challenge from Kiwi and Molokai champ Rachel Clarke. Stay tuned for all the action!

Vaikobi will be on the ground in Perth and will have all our latest new products available on Friday afternoon during registration and the briefing. We will be launching our fantastic new Hi-Vis Ocean Racing PFD in Perth, so come by and check out the Vaikobi difference!

 





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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

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

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

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
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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