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Vaikobi Partners with UKLA – UK ILCA Class Association

by Bryan Stewart, Vaikobi 15 Jul 01:30 PDT
Vaikobi partners with UKLA – UK ILCA Class Association © Vaikobi

Vaikobi, the brand that has taken the Australian sailing scene by storm, has teamed up with the UKLA and the UK ILCA fleet as its official clothing partner as part of its sponsorship program that supports sailing at all levels.

Vaikobi is a unique brand, that is owned and run by people that are passionate about the water and ocean sports.

The UKLA class association hosts some of the biggest sailing events and supports the ILCA at all levels of international events around the world. The upcoming Open Nationals at WPNSA already have over 240 boats entered with a month to go making it by far the biggest participation dinghy regatta this summer.

Vaikobi are super stoked to be involved with the UKLA, supporting with both a financial commitment to help run the incredible events and some fantastic prizes from the great range of Vaikobi sailing apparel and safety gear.

International Sales and Marketing Manager for Vaikobi Bryan Stewart commented. "We are really pleased to be working with the UKLA to support their phenomenal events, to help spread the word on the Vaikobi difference, and let the sailors try for themselves the great range of kit that we have available for performance sailing.

It is critical for us to be aligned with the best sailors and fleets, and we are thrilled to be working with one of the world's leading class associations in the UKLA to support their events and activities."

UKLA's Guy Noble says "Obviously UKLA are always pleased to get a new sponsor but we are particularly pleased to welcome Vaikobi. UKLA is the largest class Association in the UK and one of the oldest, celebrating 50 years in 2021. Vaikobi is a young and energetic brand on an exciting journey. Bringing together the experience of UKLA and the enthusiasm and freshness of Vaikobi makes for a winning combination."

Vaikobi is a brand born on the waters of Sydney Harbour, out of a passion for all ocean sports. Across the team, we Paddle, Surfski, SUP, Wing Foil and Sail. Sailing has been a passion within the business right from the start. The senior management team at Vaikobi comprise more than fifty years of marine industry and sailing experience between them.

The Vaikobi range has been designed specifically for the Ocean Athlete to control body temperature and maximise performance and safety across the full range of conditions the ocean can throw at you.

We are incredibly proud of our 2021 collection, that continues our expansion to an increased range of high performing gear for more types of ocean athlete.

Our VX Race Buoyancy Aid has been designed specifically for performance sailboat racing, with extreme low-profile design, lightweight construction, and the highest quality materials throughout.

Also, now available is Vaikobi's latest FlexForce range of wetsuits that offer incredible flex and stretch in a range of options that can be combined to cover all conditions.

For more information contact Bryan Stewart, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Vaikobi

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