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Dongfeng Race Team valgte Zhik!

13.05.2017

Innovative sailing apparel specialists Zhik partner with Dongfeng Race Team

The innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as official technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

Finishing 3rd in the 2014-15 edition of the race, Dongfeng Race Team has a clear objective to sail to the best of the team’s ability and compete at the highest level.  

The next edition of the race will see the team take on three times as many Southern Ocean miles as in the previous edition and encounter the most extreme weather conditions known to mankind.

 “The Volvo Race is hugely demanding from a human point of view, and the welfare of my crew is paramount. Having the right technical clothing is as race-critical as having the right food,” explains Charles Caudrelier, who is back for his second campaign as skipper of Dongfeng Race Team.

He continues: “As an elite sailing team, we are always looking to get the extra edge on our competitors. We share the same goal with Zhik to optimise everything we do. Detail is key in this race and if we succeed in being innovative together, it could make us even more competitive on the water. Zhik can help us to perform at our peak day and night, week after week.”

Crew members such as Australian-British sailor and bowman on board Dongfeng, Jack Bouttell, will rely on Zhik’s unique design technology and innovative fabric to help them operate and perform at the highest level.

Bouttell has been the lead crew in working with Zhik’s designers to help them produce offshore gear that does the job he and his fellow Dongfeng Race Team sailors need. “It has been a fascinating process to test out new foul weather gear and give them feedback from the front of the boat,” commented Bouttell.

 As in the previous race, Dongfeng Race Team is committed to promoting and developing the sport of offshore sailing in China and will have three Chinese sailors in the team, alongside new additions such as Carolijn Brouwer (NED) and Marie Riou (FRA).  

 Zhik CEO, David Crow commented: “The team at Zhik is thrilled to announce the partnership with Dongfeng Race Team which is doing so much to develop sailing in China, as well as embracing new rules to encourage female sailors to take part in the world’s premier crewed offshore race. Our world class, high-tech yachting gear is designed to push the boundaries of waterproof and breathable protection, enabling our race partners to consistently perform at their best in their quest to win.”

 Bart Milczarczyk, Zhik’s global head of design added: “The collaboration with Dongfeng Race Team is a very exciting partnership. Zhik is driven by winning and performance, and we strive to produce the best and most ground-breaking apparel and footwear. The harsh demands that the team will have to endure and the sailors’ feedback is invaluable. It enables us at Zhik to continually innovate and redefine the future of sailing apparel for professional and leisure sailors across the world.”

For more information: 

Dongfeng Race Team: https://www.dongfengraceteam.cn

Volvo Ocean Race: http://www.volvooceanrace.com

 

 




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Oppblåsbare redningsvester bør sjekkes årlig, og da gjerne før vestene pakkes bort etter sesongen. Vi anbefaler denne fremgangsmåten:

1. Åpne vesten og skru ut både utløser og gasspatron.
2. Blås opp vesten til den er ganske hard.
3. Tørk alle deler av vesten med en lett fuktet klut, evt saltbelegg må fjernes.
4. Inspiser vesten nøye, se etter slitasje og skader.
5. La vesten ligge oppblåst minst et døgn på et tørt sted med jevn varme. Vesten skal holde på luften i denne perioden.
6. Slipp luften ut av vesten ved å trykke inn ventilen som sitter i røret for innblåsning. Sørg for at all luft blir sluppet ut, ellers blir det vanskelig å pakke vesten.
7. Kontroller utløser og gasspatron. Utløseren skal være ubrukt, se gjerne bruksanvisning. De fleste utløsere er merket med dato for når de senest skal byttes. Gasspatronen skal være ubrukt og fri for korrosjon. Gasspatronen kan evt veies, se bruksanvisningen. Bytt utløser og gasspatron hvis du ikke er 100% sikker på at disse er ok.
8. Skru fast utløser og gasspatron. Det er særlig viktig å skru gasspatronen godt fast.
9. Pakk vesten i henhold til bruksanvisningen. Sjekk skrittstropper og festeanordninger.
10. Oppbevar vesten på et tørt og mørkt sted.


Oppblåsbare vester har begrenset levetid. Levetiden er avhengig av vedlikeholdet. Det er viktig at vestene oppbevares tørt og luftig i båten. Folk som jobber med sjøsikkerhet anbefaler gjerne at vester fornyes når de er mer enn 10 år gamle.

Ny utløser og gasspatron finner du her: http://www.sailtuv.no/products/utloser-uml5

Ta gjerne kontakt med oss hvis det er spørsmål. E-post, Facebook

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