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Winds of change

Winds of change

by Patrick Stainier October 07, 2019 1 min read

We are in the last leg of the cyclonic season, which once again hit the Caribbean hard, leaving thousands of people mourning and with a blurry future. Meanwhile, there are still people refusing to accept climate changes are for real, or more cynically think they're not concerned. 

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Discover Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe

Discover Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe

by Patrick Stainier June 12, 2019 1 min read

Saint-François, our home in the Caribbean, is a small fishermen's town on the south-eastern tip of Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe. With the longest coastal line of all the communes, and strong easterly trade winds blowing most of the year, the place is a paradise for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing.

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Give your feet some love

Give your feet some love

by Patrick Stainier February 22, 2019 1 min read

Good weather is here again. Time to hit the beach, go fishing or go boating. After a few months of confinement, exposing your feet can be testy. Show your feet some love with a new pair of ZKG amphibious shoe.
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The Year of the WASZP

The Year of the WASZP

by Patrick Stainier February 19, 2019 1 min read

The WASZP enters its third season with a few bangs: Boat n° 700 came out of the line in November of 2018, a testament to the incredible worldwide success. The second WASZP Games took place in Perth (AUS) with perfect wind conditions, showcasing the progress the fleet has accomplished since the first edition in Garda.
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The sea is crying

The sea is crying

by Patrick Stainier November 30, 2018 4 min read

Sadly, the Caribbean waters remain dramatically empty outside seasonal activities involving visiting sailors(charters,races) giving the illusion from afar of a sailing paradise, but with on the flip side, a local reality with fewer and fewer people out on the water. 
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Wear & Tear with ZKG's

Wear & Tear with ZKG's

by Patrick Stainier July 31, 2018 1 min read

Living the island life implies blurry lines between air, land, and ocean. ZKG’s shoe line by Zhik is the perfect answer to that as the first "Street & Sea" amphibious footwear that lets you live your Island Life in style.

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Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 3

Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 3

by Patrick Stainier June 20, 2018 2 min read

After two days of meetings and presentations, the Zhik America family joined the Volvo Ocean Race family for a visit and more. It was the occasion to get some valued feedback on how Zhik products fared during this 8 month long epic journey.
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Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 2

Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 2

by Patrick Stainier June 16, 2018 3 min read

Zhik is a very young company that managed to gain a lot of traction first with Olympic Sailing, then Americas Cup, and now with Ocean Racing, noticeably sponsoring two Volvo Ocean Race teams. Their annual conference in Newport, RI gives us the opportunity to discover their new line and trends for the future.
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Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 1

Newport, Rhode Island : Episode 1

by Patrick Stainier June 13, 2018 2 min read

Last May, team lukkaiiri got the opportunity to make her first trip to an island outside of the Caribbean. Newport Beach, RI, is an island part of one of the two US island states, the other being Hawaii. This is the first episode of three retracing our journey to the North.
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Team lukkaiiri at the Conquest of the Seven Seas

Team lukkaiiri at the Conquest of the Seven Seas

by Patrick Stainier February 19, 2018 1 min read

Today’s our big day. Our team is all set for a thrilling season to come. We are beyond excited to sail and race on various (exciting) supports and waters to carry our Guadeloupean projects, on to conquer the Seven Seas.
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Nomadic strategies to best serve the Caribbean.

Nomadic strategies to best serve the Caribbean.

by Patrick Stainier February 19, 2018 1 min read

Sailing made its revolution. So have consumption modes. But the Caribbean Region suffers from island isolation, and for all the wrong reasons, has limited access to niche products and services.
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Looking at Foiling Week

Looking at Foiling Week

by Patrick Stainier February 19, 2018 1 min read

Last week marked the second event of Foiling Week in Miami after an inaugural event in Sydney, Australia, and before the Guarda event in June.This is the typical feel good event with happy foilers that brings back the fun to sailing.
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