Musto, renowned for its high-performance sailing kit, is the Technical Clothing Partner for the 2019-20 and 2023-24 editions of the Clipper Race, enabling crew to tackle the most extreme ocean conditions.
This is the first time in its 50-year history that Musto has partnered with a race where, aside from professional skippers, crew are amateur. Keith Musto, an Olympic sailing medallist, founded the brand with the desire to “engineer for oceans”. Through cutting-edge designs, best-in-class fabric technologies and stringent testing, this philosophy resulted in performance-enhancing pieces, for professionals and amateurs alike. With over 40 per cent of Clipper Race crew having never sailed before, Musto and its reputation for proven performance will prepare them to take on one of the toughest challenges on the planet.
Says Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race Founder and the first man to sail solo around the world:
By collaborating with the Clipper Race, the industry-leading British clothing brand will further enhance its global reach, beyond the 40 countries in which its apparel is already sold.
Paul Stoneham, Musto Executive Chairman comments, “What’s really unique about the Clipper Race is that it has the potential to take someone out of their comfort zone and provide them with an experience that changes the way they see their lives forever. The inspiration and drive that comes from seeing what you can achieve when you push yourself extends far beyond the race. These sailors will be facing the most challenging of conditions, which is why they need the best protection to keep them focused on the task at hand.”
As the Clipper Race Skippers and crew race 40,000 nautical miles around the planet, they will also be testing out the technical performance of Musto clothing, supporting the brand’s research and development program of continual innovation.