Shaw and Partners Race Team

The Shaw and Partners Race Team was launched in 2018 as a partnership between Bennett, Fenn, Oakley, Oceanpaddler, Vaikobi and Shaw and Partners to consolidate the various individual sponsorships of athletes competing in a series of open water paddling events both domestically and internationally.

 

 

Shaw and Partners Race Team claim victory at the Old Woman Ocean Paddle and EuroTourSUP
Shaw and Partners was delighted to see the Shaw and Partners Race Team back on the water, participating in the Old Woman Ocean Paddle and EuroTourSUP during the weekend.   Starting at the Mooloolaba Spit, the Old Woman Ocean Paddle attracts ocean and spec ski paddlers as well as SUP and prone board paddlers, racing the challenging 18km course along the coastline to Mudjimba around Old Woman Island and return. Old Woman Island is an iconic landmark of the Sunshine Coast and the subject of [...]
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VÖOST Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week 2021
Last week, Shaw and Partners was thrilled to partner with VÖOST Vitamins and Oceanpaddler to present the VÖOST Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week, being rounds two and three of the Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS). The AORS is a national ocean racing series attracting competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines including Ocean skis, Surf skis, Stand Up Paddleboards, Prone Paddleboards and Outrigger Canoes.   Off the back of the hugely successful Shaw and Partners WA Race Week, which [...]
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Jackson Collins and Danielle McKenzie claim Bridge to Beach victories
On Sunday 21 March, the Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach marked the initial race of the 2021 Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS).   Jackson Collins and Danielle McKenzie both took out the wins at Sydney’s iconic Bridge to Beach, one of Australia’s largest open water paddling events and regarded as one of the most spectacular in the world.     This year, wild weather and torrential rain forced organisers to abandon the traditional course, racing instead three laps of a three [...]
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Shaw and Partners Brand Ambassador Jordan Mercer features on Channel 10’s Road Less Travelled
Shaw and Partners Race Team member and Ironwoman champion Jordan Mercer was recently featured on Channel 10’s Road Less Travelled.   Jordan is a remarkable role model for aspiring female athletes and we are proud to have her as an ambassador for our brand.     In our various community endeavours, Shaw and Partners adopts a focus on empowering and supporting rising talent. The same approach extends to our sponsorships, through which Shaw and Partners aims to support individuals and organisations by providing a framework [...]
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The 2020 Shaw and Partners Race Team 

Shaw and Partners is proud to launch the resilient, determined and inspiring line-up that is the 2020/21 Shaw and Partners Race Team: Cory Hill, Michael Booth, Jordan Mercer and Danielle McKenzie, mentored by ex-Australian Sprint Kayaking Olympian, Jim Walker.

Danielle McKenzie, Shaw and Partners Race Team Member

Shaw and Partners Race Team Member Danielle McKenzie surfski paddling on the Gold Coast at sunrise.

Shaw and Partners Race Team Member Danielle McKenzie wins the 2020 Investec Bridge to Beach
On Sunday 23 February, the 2019/20 Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) concluded the season in Sydney with the Investec Bridge to Beach race. For the fourth year running, Shaw and Partners was the main presenting sponsor of AORS, a national ocean racing series attracting competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines.   The Bridge to Beach is one of Australia’s largest open water paddling events and is regarded as one of the most spectacular in the world.  This year over 400 [...]
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Shaw and Partners announces Shaw and Partners Race Team 2020/21 Line-Up
Shaw and Partners is excited to announce the Shaw and Partners Race Team for 2020/21. Guided by ex-Australian Sprint Kayaking Olympian, Jim Walker, as Manager of the Shaw and Partners Race Team, this stellar line-up is set to dominate the season ahead.   CORY HILL MICHAEL BOOTH JORDAN MERCER DANIELLE MCKENZIE   We are honoured and excited to have Cory, Michael, Jordan and Danielle on the Shaw and Partners Race Team and wish them every success.   
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Excitement builds for Shaw and Partners WA Race Week
This year marks the inaugural launch of the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week in Perth, a highlight of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.   The event, held from November 16-23, is set to become the biggest week in the Australian ocean paddling calendar, with five events spread over seven days, and a prize pool of $100,000.   The five events will run over various distances to find the best surf ski ocean paddler globally, and will include: Saturday November 16: Fenn West Coast Downwind. Tuesday [...]
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Shaw and Partners raises over $25,000 for the Flourishing Ocean Project
On Monday 18th November, Shaw and Partners was delighted to host over 100 people from the WA paddling community at the exclusive charity dinner “The Legends of the Ocean”.   The charity event, held at the North Cottesloe SLSC in Perth was part of the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week, one of the biggest events in the Australian ocean paddling calendar with a staggering prize pool of $100,000 on offer.   The format of the evening included an open panel discussion with some [...]
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Shaw and Partners Race Team Member Cory Hill wins “The Doctor” Ocean Surf Ski Race in Perth
The Shaw and Partners WA Race Week concluded in Perth last Saturday with the famous downwind race “The Doctor”.   “The Doctor” – named after the sea breeze that brings relief on hot days to the central districts of Perth – is currently the biggest ocean downwind paddling race in the world, attracting ocean paddlers from all over the globe.   With a prize pool of $100,000 on offer this year, the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week saw a record participation. Over 500 [...]
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Shaw and Partners Race Team dominates the 20 Beaches Ocean Classic and the Paris SUP Open 2019
Over the weekend, the Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic, one of the most iconic races in Australia, took place on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Traditionally raced from Palm Beach to Manly, the 20 Beaches Ocean Classic covers a 25 kilometre stretch and attracts the world’s best ocean surf ski paddlers.   With a prize pool of over $80,000 on offer this year, the race saw over 350 paddlers converge on Station Beach in the early hours of Saturday to compete in [...]
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Shaw and Partners Race Team member Michael Booth makes history as ICF stand up paddling champion
Over the week end, Shaw and Partners Race Team member Michael Booth had to call on all his experience in tough racing conditions to become the first ICF Stand Up Paddling World Champion in the long distance.   The inaugural ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships were held in Qingdao, China and saw over 250 athletes participate including the very best stand up paddlers from around the globe.   Michael looked to put his stamp on the race from the very start but it [...]
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"The Legends of the Ocean" charity dinner
Join Shaw and Partners and OceanPaddler for an exclusive charity dinner "The Legends of the Ocean".   An open panel discussion with some of the best athletes and ocean surf ski champions in the world.   Ali Day, Shannon Eckstein, Hank McGregor, Cory Hill, Hayley Nixon, Jordan Mercer and Sean Rice.   Monday 18th November 2019 6:00-9:00pm North Cottesloe SLSC 151 Marine Parade, Cottesloe   $75 for a three course dinner with drinks.   For every ticket purchased the Shaw and Partners Foundation will donate $250 to the Flourishing Ocean Project.   Shaw [...]
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Shaw and Partners congratulates Race Team Member Michael Booth on Winning the 2019 Euro Tour
After taking the win in the ICF SUP World Cup race in Scharbeautz, Germany, Shaw and Partners Race Team member Michael Booth went on to claim the 2019 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Euro Tour; his third championship in a row.   Michael enjoyed a dominant summer in Europe this year after winning four competitions in VilleFranche, Corfu, Crete and Scarbeautz and coming 2nd in Bilbao and 3rd in Vendee.    Michael, a member of the Shaw and Partners Race Team, is a three-time Australian [...]
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Shaw and Partners WA Race Week in Perth, 16-23 November 2019
Shaw and Partners has teamed up with Oceanpaddler launching the inaugural Shaw and Partners WA Race Week which will be held during 16-23 November 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.    The event is set to become the biggest week in the Australian ocean paddling calendar with five events spread over seven days with a whopping prize pool of $100,000.  The event has been supported and awarded funding by Tourism WA in an effort to promote the sport locally and help raise the profile [...]
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Shaw and Partners the major sponsor of the legendary 2019 Molokai Challenge
Shaw and Partners was proud to be the major sponsor of the 2019 Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, a gruelling ocean surf-ski paddling race held in the Hawaii; a trial of endurance and perseverance that attracts contenders from all corners of the globe.  The surf-ski paddlers are drawn by the chance to test themselves against the often-challenging water and weather conditions of the 53km course, which crosses the Ka’iwi Channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu.   The 2019 Molokai Challenge saw [...]
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2019 Molokai - Highlights

Shaw and Partners was proud to be the major sponsor of the 2019 Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, a gruelling ocean surf-ski paddling race held in the Hawaii; a trial of endurance and perseverance that attracts contenders from all corners of the globe.

2019 Molokai Pre-Race - Interview with Cory Hill and Hank McGregor

On the eve of the infamous 53km crossing of the “Channel of Bones”, we sat down with Cory, winner of the 2018 race and South African Hank McGregor who took out 2nd place. 

Shaw and Partners Race Team member Cory Hill training for Molokai

Cory Hill is putting in the hard work to take home gold in Hawaii at the end of this month; aiming for his third Molokai World Championship.

 

 

Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic - FULL HIGHLIGHTS

Action from the 2018 20 Beaches Ocean Classic from Palm Beach to Manly. Watch the best ocean paddlers in the world go head to head in the final race of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.

 

 

Shaw and Partners Race Team lunch in Perth - The Doctor 2018

Watch the pre-race lunch hosted by Shaw and Partners with surfski paddling champions Cory Hill, Rachel Clarke, Michael Booth, Mackenzie Hynard and Hayley Nixon. 

Shaw and Partners donates $7,800 to Fragile X Association
On Sunday 24 February, the Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach marked the final race of the 2018/19 Australian Ocean Racing Series. (AORS).     For the third year running, Shaw and Partners was the main presenting sponsor of AORS, a national ocean racing series attracting competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines.   This year over 450 paddlers assembled at the new start location Milson Park for a spectacular sunrise over the Sydney Harbour.  With south-easterly swell averaging 2.5 metres and plenty of wind [...]
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Shaw and Partners renews Oceanpaddler AORS Sponsorship
The last couple of seasons have seen exceptional growth across the Ocean Paddling disciplines via the Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS). Support for the sport was boosted in the 2016/17 season with the signing of a sponsorship agreement between Oceanpaddler and wealth management firm Shaw and Partners, along with existing sponsor Anytime Fitness.   To date, this season’s race numbers have eclipsed those of previous years, where the introduction of the Gold Coast event and a bigger race in Sydney have broadened [...]
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Shaw and Partners commits to match all donations made to the 2019 AORS Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach
With just over two weeks to go until the final event of the Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) season, Australia’s ocean paddlers are gearing up for the series’ most iconic race.   AORS Bridge to Beach is taking place on Sunday, 24 February and is one of Australia’s largest open water paddling events and one of the world’s most spectacular.   The race kicks off at Milson Park, Kirribilli and finishes at Manly Wharf. Competitors hug the northern shores of Sydney [...]
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2018 Shaw and Partners "The Doctor" Teaser - Perth WA 

Shaw and Partners Race Team – Dash for Cash promo – 2018 "The Doctor" Perth 

 

 

2018 Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic Teaser

 

 

2018 Shaw and Partners "The Doctor" - FULL HIGHLIGHTS 

20 Beaches Ocean Classic's prize presentation at the Bavarian Café in Manly
The 20 Beaches Ocean Classic concluded with the prize presentation at the Bavarian Café in Manly.  As proudly announced by Shaw and Partners Co-CEO Earl Evans in May at the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge earlier this year, the equal cash prize of $10k for both the winners of the men and women’s open was presented in front of a strong crowd; a milestone for gender pay equality in the sport.
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Shaw and Partners Race Team's Michael Booth claims world distance title
Michael Booth, a member of the Shaw and Partners Race Team, took out his 2nd Distance Title yesterday in the ISA World Championships held in Wanning, China.   Despite not having the ‘ideal’ race preparation on his side, Booth was determined to make a good impression over in China and he certainly did not disappoint.   “From the first stroke I knew I felt strong. I felt like I had regained my form and if I was to do everything right, I had a [...]
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