Cory Hill

My competition days go right back to nippers at Grange Surf Life Saving Club in South Australia. When I was 15 my father got the opportunity to take a lifestyle change and move to the Gold Coast to coach the nippers at Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club. I have been a member of the surf club ever since. Initially I wanted to become an ironman and was able to achieve some goals in the area by placing second in the Coolangatta Gold and qualifying three times into the professional series (Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series). After a while my interest in Surfski paddling was too much and I got rid of waking up early to chase the black line down the pool and focused purely on surfski.

2018/2019 Results 

  • 1st       Pacifica Downwind Coffs Harbour
  • 1st       “The Chucky”
  • 1st       Gold Coast Classic
  • 1st       LifeFlight Ocean Classic
  • 1st       Fenn West Coast Downwinder
  • 1st       Sunset Surfski Series Race #2
  • 1st       The Doctor
  • 1st       The 20 Beaches
  • 1st       Molokai – Hawaii (Breaking World Record Time)
  • 1st       Hong Kong Dragon Run
  • 2nd      Mauritius Ocean Classic
  • 2nd      The Gorge Downwind Championships
  • 2nd      Tahiti Maraamu Surfski
  • 2nd      Irish Coast Paddling Championships
  • 3rd       Canada Surfski Champs

Michael Booth

Michael Booth is a world champion Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) athlete. His journey from World Number 2 Ocean Ski paddler & Olympic-hopeful kayaker to become World Champion SUP racer happened in only two years where determination and drive were critical in making the successful change to an entirely new discipline. Michael is dedicated to not only building himself as an athlete but also to building the sport of SUP racing into a more widespread and credible sport. He does this by raising awareness of SUP as an alternative healthy choice and water activity for the masses. With a business degree under his belt and experience working in marketing, Michael is an articulate and educated sports professional who understands the importance of delivering return on investment to his sponsors and supporters.

2018/19 Results 

  • 1st       Twelve Towers
  • 1st       Carolina Cup
  • 1st       Agios Nikolaos
  • 1st       Costa Blanca SUP Games
  • 1st       San Sebastian Paddle Tour
  • 1st       Iberdrola World SUP Challenge
  • 1st       APP WS 1
  • 1st       Hong Kong International
  • 1st       ISA World Championships
  • 1st       Australian Titles Distance
  • 2nd      Air France Paddle Festival
  • 2nd      Mercedes Benz SUP World Cup
  • 2nd      APP WS 4 Paris
  • 4th       APP WS 2
  • 4th       Pacific Paddle Games
  • 5th       The Doctor – Surfski

Rachel Louise Clarke

Rachel is a ocean surf ski paddler from New Zealand who primarily races distances between 20-52kms. Rachel is the 5 x (consecutive) NZ Surf Ski Champion and also 2 x Molokai Surf Ski World Champion.  Rachel was born on the 2nd of March 1990 in Wellington. As a youngster Rachel loved gymnastics, swimming and surf lifesaving. She excelled to a National level in many sports including Surf Life Saving, swimming and sprint kayaking winning numerous national titles. Finishing high school on Auckland’s North Shore, she went onto study Personal Training at the Auckland University of Technology.  A couple of years later Rachel joined the New Zealand Police and has now been a front line Police officer based at Auckland’s North Shore for the past 7 years.  Rachel is also a volunteer lifeguard at Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving club.

2018/19 Results

  • 1st       NZ Queen of the Harbour
  • 2nd      Molokai – Hawaii
  • 2nd      Canadian Champs
  • 2nd      Hong Kong Dragon Run
  • 4th       Gorge Downwind champs
  • 4th       20 Beaches

Mackenzie Hynard

In 2019, I  will be competing in numerous events on the World Surf Ski circuit, which will consist of me traveling and racing in multiple countries all around the globe. During this time my aspirations are to be winning if not placing in these events. As I am one of the top open ocean paddlers in the world at the moment, as well as one of the youngest, I believe these are realistic targets to reach. In achieving these future goals, I believe I can be an asset to both your marketing and promotional engagement towards a diverse range of sporting and age group demographics.

Results and achievements

  • 2nd      Hong Kong Dragon Run
  • 2nd      The Doctor
  • 3rd       Gorge Paddling Festival – USA
  • 3rd       Lifeflight ocean paddle – Sunshine Cost Australia
  • 5th       Canadian Surf ski champs – Canada
  • 6th       Molokai – Hawaii

Jim Walker

Jim Walker was appointed as Manager of the Shaw and Partners Race Team in August 2018.

As an Australian Finalist in sprint kayaking in the 1996 Olympic Games, Australian Champion Surf Life Saver and current over 40 world ocean ski champion, Jim Walker has a wealth of experience on the water.

His CV boasts esteemed coaching positions including Head Coach of the Australian U/23 Kayak team and NSW Surf Life Saving Head Coach, NSW Institute of Sport Head Coach 2006-2009 and Head Ski coach of North Bondi Surf Club.