New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Duke Duke, three Olympic medalists, six-time world champions and trophy winners in the United States in the last two editions, sponsored innovation and sustainability in the sport this Thursday in the New Zealand-Spain alliance.
NZTE, the business office of the New Zealand Embassy in Spain, has three New Zealand brands in Madrid with a strong focus on sports technology and equipment, innovation and sustainability.
‘UBCO 2×2 Adventure’ is a 2×2 electric motorcycle that is unique in the market for its commitment to two-wheeler drive-like stability and its technical characteristics. Recordably, its use is not limited to country roads because it can be used on the road and in urban areas.
‘Bike Kids Ride Shotgun’ focuses on its work so that mothers and fathers, with children between the ages of 2 and 5, can enjoy mountain biking training, which allows grown children to participate in activities along with standard accessories. Embraced saddle and handle for mountain bikes are two features in its accessories list to customize its use.
Also the Monda 5 water bike, with carbon fiber films, is an example of the essence of the ‘Kiwi’ country, a futuristic bike that walks on water using the technology of America’s Cup Catamarans.
New Zealand Ambassador to Spain Nigel Fife attended the presentation; Elena Artuno, Consultant, New Zealand Business Office; And Tom Stevens, business consultant for the New Zealand Business Office in Spain, and Peter Burling and Blair Duke, representatives of brands and sailors, are regarded as two of the best in the world.
Having won three medals at the last three Olympics in the 49er class, including a gold in Rio 2016, the pair Kiwi sailors have won six World Championships and were part of the New Zealand squad for the United States Cup. In the last two editions of 2017 and 2021.
Both sailors have been named World Sailors of the Year by the International Sailing Federation, and are also the founders of the ‘Live Ocean’ Foundation, which works to protect the marine environment.
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