• Events Clothing
Owen Rutter
Owen Rutter
Managing Director

Owen has been involved in Ocean Yacht Racing for almost 40 years. Since participating in the 1981 Around the World Race with the late Sir Peter Blake, he has continued to be actively involved in top level international racing and is currently part of the J Class racing circuit. Owen ‘lives’ yachting and his passion and expertise ensures our garments keep crews around the world looking and feeling great.

“I am extremely fortunate to be able to combine my sport and work. I enjoy the challenge of growing a business and racing yachts. None of which would be possible without the help of a fantastic team of people here at Events Clothing. Give us a call you won’t be disappointed.”

Jacs Campbell
Sales Manager Europe

After spending many years in hospitality working in everything from 5 Star hotels to wine bars, Jacs found her way to yachting. She spent 8 years being everything from stewardess, cook to deckhand and captain too if you speak to certain crew! Jacs helps clients develop new, innovative branding and custom-made clothing designed for their individual needs. “Uniform has changed so much in the last few years and people want something more than the norm, we can provide that service and I enjoy helping in that creative process”. Jacs loves everything on top of the water and pretty much nothing that requires going under it! Very hard to enjoy the end of week beverage when submersed!
M: +34 699 786 281
E: jacs@eventsclothing.co.nz
Sarah Weston
Account Manager Europe
Sarah joins us fresh from the Super-yacht industry. Having spent twelve years managing various prestigious yacht interiors around the globe, Sarah brings good working knowledge from the other side of the industry and really appreciates the client’s needs. Originally from Ireland, Sarah grew up as an expat child and experienced living in different countries before settling in Nice, France. She studied business and French at university before running away to sea. She hopes to soon be used to dry land and not feel the need to stow her household during a storm.
M: +33 (0) 623 08 53 51
E: sarah.weston@eventsclothing.co.nz

Andjelka Vukotic
Account Manager Europe

Andjelka’s understanding of European diversity and culture, her multi language skills and fluency in Italian, Russian, Serbian and English, give her a distinct advantage in meeting your needs in getting a clothing solution delivered. Combine this with her strong experience in marketing & communication, retail, the service side of the 34th America’s Cup and her love for sailing, and you have someone who has a passion for the industry and an understanding what an event or project demands. Moving to New Zealand in 2013, she has seen why New Zealand always delivers amazing Marine solutions in a Kiwi way, that is world class. She has a passion for travelling and particularly for Italy … or maybe it’s a passion for a good Italian espresso?!
M: +64 27 902 0081 (New Zealand)
M: +39 328 343 2020 (Italia)
E: andjelka@eventsclothing.co.nz

Penelope Lacey
Account Manager United States

Penelope has an impressive experience in the yachting world, including several positions as a Purser, Interior Designer and Yacht Training Instructor. She also worked as the Project Manager and Interior Outfitter for the award-winning Yacht Satori, as well as other New Build Super yachts, including M/Y Arianna and M/Y Sky. She will be representing Events Clothing in partnership with Yacht Chandlers and managing all US based enquiries.
M: +1-954-812-2622
M: +39 328 343 2020 (Italia)
E: penelope@eventsclothing.co.nz

Carolyn Thomas Jansen
Account Manager Europe

Having grown up in NZ and with an enduring love of travel, working as international cabin crew for Air NZ was the perfect fit. Following a natural progression of swapping the skies for a life at sea, after 7 years on board super yachts, terra firma called. Based in the yachting hub of Palma de Mallorca, Carolyn is passionate about building strong relationships with clients, based on a genuine approach, attention to the details and a down-to-earth disposition with total transparency. “Being able to combine my experiences within the industry in order to understand the unique & specific requirements from top to toe is hugely satisfying.”
M: +34 674 293 740
E: carolyn@eventsclothing.co.nz

Lindsay Gardener
Account Manager New Zealand

Lindsay joins the Events team with extensive experience within the yachting industry. What was supposed to be a 1 year gap year aboard turned into 8 years at sea working on a range of yachts from smaller sailing yachts cruising remote pacific islands, to 75m+ motor yachts hosting parties in St Tropez and Monaco. Lindsay knows first-hand the challenges of finding the right uniform for your crew. That winning combination of style, functionality and price all the while trying to please everyone on board including the yacht owner. M: +64 (0) 9 303 0013
E: lindsay@eventsclothing.co.nz