Matt Allen steered Ichi Ban to its third podium finish in the blue water classic Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The last three years has seen Ichi Ban take a second and two thirds. Ichi Ban is also second in division 0, for yachts with canting keels, this year.

"We are thrilled with Matt's success in the big boats", said Brian Conolly, founder of Zhik, "and we look forward to supporting the fleet with Isotak gear in 2009".