Musto, globally renowned for its high-performance sailing gear, has been named the Exclusive Official Technical Sailing Apparel Sponsor of Stars + Stripes, challenger for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.
Co-founded by world champion sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, Stars + Stripes’ mission is to build an inclusive, authentic American team to win the America’s Cup and inspire the next generation.
With their sights firmly set on the 36th America’s Cup, the Stars + Stripes team have been busy collaborating with some of the best minds in the industry including American yacht designers, expert strategists, and now, equipping themselves with Musto’s premium and innovative sailing gear.
As the team designs and constructs their next generation, AC75 race boat, predicted to be the fastest monohull ever raced, Musto has the considerable task of making sure that their apparel not only outperforms the competition and gives sailors its signature "inside edge", but also keeps the athletes safe.
Building towards the competition's 2021 start date, the brand will be working closely with the team tot develop best in class apparel that both meets en exceeds the demands of the best sailors in the world.
Musto has chosen key pieces from its Foiling Collection to guarantee the optimal levels of performance the team will need for the unique demands of their AC75. By using cuttin-edge technologies and its trademark precision-engineering, Musto will help redefine the limits of Stars + Stripes team as they race at unprecedented speeds.
Paul Stoneham, Executive Chairman of Musto comments:
"The new AC75 class is exposing sailors to speed of up to 60mph and teams are choosing only the beste people and companies to partner with. We couldn't be prouder to give Stars + Stripes our support from Musto's dedicated and highly experienced R&D, design and development teams"
Helmsman and co-founder of Stars + Stripes, Taylor Canfield, comments:
"Our team has commited itself to victory, but we're only as good as the sum of our parts - the gear is an integral part of what help us win the America's Cup. From training to compething, we need performance clothing that will withstand constant use on the boat and help us go beyond our limits. For this, Musto, with is emphasis on premium design and use of cutting-edge technologies, was obvious choice for us."
Nick Houchin head of Musto sailing marketing says:
Musto is about to go on an exciting journey that will see close collaboration across all departments. This partnership will be incredibly important to driving brand equity worldwide, the US in particular, and will help position Musto at the forefront of the sailing world. There will be opportunities to develop the next generation of kit and take the foiling/dinghy range to a level that is undeniably the world’s best performance sailing clothing.
We’re very much looking forward to seeing this partnership go from strength to strength over the coming years and are excited about the opportunities that it presents to Musto.