Musto to kit out Clipper Race

Sailing’s Clipper Race has agreed a new partnership with technical apparel, accessories and footwear brand, Musto.

Musto will serve as the technical clothing partner of the Race for its 2019-20 and 2021-22 editions. The partnership marks a transformation for the sailing event, as it will be swapping its familiar red kit for a new striking gold look.

Clipper Race crews will be kitted out with the essential technical clothing they need to protect them against the elements. They will also be testing out the technical performance of Musto clothing, supporting the British brand’s research and development program.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race founder, said: “Our oceans do not distinguish between a professional or amateur sailor. Our novice crew need the very best kit to protect them against the extreme conditions they will face and Musto, with its years of experience in ocean racing, will give them everything they need for the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead.”

The Clipper 2019-20 Race will start next summer. Although the complete race route has not yet been announced, three stopovers in China have already been confirmed. The Clipper Race will visit Qingdao and Sanya, along with Zhuhai, a new host port and team partner for the next edition.