Meet the athletes who help us develop and test our ocean performance gear.
SHAW AND PARTNERS 18’ SKIFF TEAM
Name: SHAW AND PARTNERS 18’ SKIFF TEAM
James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite & Tim Westwood
The 2019 Australian & European 18’ Skiff Champions have teamed up with our good friends Shaw and Partners and Vaikobi for the 2020 Season. In March 2020, the Shaw and Partners Skiff will take on the world's best 18’ Skiff Teams in the JJ Gillitan World Championship on Sydney Harbour
TECH 2 18’ SKIFF TEAM
Name: TECH 2 18’ SKIFF TEAM
Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt, Trent Barnabas
A brand new skiff for the 2020 season, however the team are no strangers to success on the world stage all having won multiple world titles in various classes. The Tech 2 Skiff will be one of the top contenders at the World Championship in March 2020.
COLLEY & CONNER 49er TEAM
Name: COLLEY & CONNER 49er TEAM
Jim Colley & Shaun Connor
This duo have been sailing together for over 10 years and have risen to the top echelon of the Olympic 49er Class.
With a brand new boat and rig combination, this team have now entrenched themselves in the top 20 in the world and will be pushing hard for a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic games
IMEI 16’ SKIFF TEAM
Name: IMEI 16’ SKIFF TEAM
Nathan Wilmot, Rob Napper & Trent Barnabas
This crew has been one of the most dominant teams in the Australian 16’ Skiff Class over the past three years. Their previous boat, Manly Surf n Slide, claimed two national titles back to back amongst many NSW and Manly club championships. The 2019/20 Season has seen some strong results, however a three peat national title was not to be!
TEAM BLIKSEM M32
Name: TEAM BLIKSEM M32
Owner Peter Taselaar
Crew, Paul Atkins, Rhys Mara, Keith Swinton, Cooper Dresler
The mighty Blik has been one of the strongest teams racing on the USA Sailboat racing circuits over the past decade. Originally in the Melges 32 class where they became the World Champions, the team crossed over to the highly competitive M32 (Martstrom 32) Class where they race on both the North American and European Circuits with great success. This team has been instrumental to our product development over many years.
VAIKOBI 16’ SKIFF TEAM
Name: VAIKOBI 16’ SKIFF TEAM
Alex Chittaden, Max Voss
The Vaikobi 16’s Skiff Team have been a strong contender in the Australian class and continue to push hard for honours at both State and club level at Manly. An awesome boat and crew who can win a race on their day!