Leading New Zealand outdoor company, Barracuda Kayaks, has been involved with GODZone since Chapter 1 and this year has become the exclusive kayak sponsor. The Auckland based company is a world leader in lightweight plastic kayaks and has a long association with GODZone having built an entire fleet of specialised double racing kayaks for Chapter One back in 2011.
“ The Barracuda A R Duo was built specifically for adventure racing and multisport and is extremely reliable and efficient in all types of water. The boats are robust and very light which makes them ideal for competitive events like GODZone,” says Race Director Warren Bates.
“ We have developed a significant relationship with Barracuda Kayaks creator Gordy Robinson and having the company join our group of high profile sponsors adds another important dimension to the event.”
Innovation has always been at the heart of what Barracuda Kayaks does.
Barracuda Kayaks produces and sells an entire range of sea kayaks across New Zealand. They have pioneered unique designs including the Beachcomber Ultra light that is favored by Olympic Kayak Champion Ian Ferguson.
Director Gordon Robinson has attended GODZone each year providing support for the racers and the management crew.
"As part of the sponsorship we are providing two brand new Duo’s for Chapter 6 and are also repairing any boats that need attention,” says Gordy.
We enjoy our involvement with this event that allows us to interact directly with competitors and showcase our boats.”