Clipper Race Changes Gear For Next Edition

September 28, 2018

The Clipper Race is changing its look following a new deal with high-performance kit supplier Musto as Technical Clothing Partner for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 editions of the round-the-world event.

The new partnership means Clipper Race crew members (there were over 700 of them for the 2017-18 race) will swap their familiar red kit for a new striking gold look.

All crew members, over 40 percent of whom have never sailed before taking part in the race, will wear Musto gear when the fleet enters more extreme ocean sailing conditions.

This is the first time in its 50-year history that Musto has partnered with a race where, aside from professional skippers, the crew members are amateurs.

Clipper Race Founder Sir Robin Knox Johnston (at centre in photo) 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.”

Paul Stoneham, Musto Executive Chairman, said: “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.”