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Musto gathered their team of champion athletes on the beach in Le Havre to celebrate the start of the legendary double-handed race – the Transat Jacques Vabre. .

Team Musto champion athletes have 25 previous races already under their belts, including a win for Jérémie Beyou and two top spots for Pascal Bidégorry, as well as first-timers to the race.

Three British sailors feature in the Team Musto TJV line-up. Sam Davies will be crossing the start line for the sixth time, skippering the IMOCA 60 Team Initiatives Coeur, with her co-skipper Paul Meilhat (FRA); Sam Goodchild, on his fourth TJV, will be racing the Leyton Class 40 with Fabien Delahaye; and Will Harris is the co-skipper for his first TJV, to Boris Herrmann (GER), who is aiming to become the first German to compete in the Vendée Globe, onboard Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco.

Charlie Enright (USA), the skipper of the first team to announce their entry in to the 2021 The Ocean Race, is lining up for his first Transat Jacques Vabre and has selected two-time previous winner of the race, Pascal Bidégorry (FRA) as his co-skipper.

And, current Vendée Globe champion, Armel Le Cléac’h (FRA) will be co-skipper with skipper Clarisse Crémer (FRA). This is her first TJV and will help her prepare for next year’s Vendée Globe , whilst Jérémie Beyou (FRA), who won the IMOCA 60 class in the TJV in 2011, will be racing Charal alongside Christopher Pratt (FRA).

This spectacular line up will make for an exciting race, one that we'll be following along closely!

 

 

 

 

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

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As some of the world's best ocean racers prepare to tackle the Atlantic ocean we caught up with them to find out what piece of kit would would be there essential for the crossing.

 
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SAM DAVIES, INITIATIVE COUER

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

 

 

"The clothing is really related to the performance and I think sometimes it’s overlooked. I’ve been frustrated in the past when it’s been overlooked, and our boats are so violent and uncomfortable that we need the best protection we can get. For me, Musto is the best and I choose it. I’ve got a link with Musto that’s been going for a long, long time and even when I’ve been sailing in projects which haven’t been Musto sponsored, if I’ve ever needed something Musto have always sent me what I needed, knowing that I would probably hide the logo in different projects. It’s great to always stay with the same clothing company and trust it and have confidence in it. For us, on our boats, we need confidence in everything, including the clothing."

 

"So the Souwester hat is my little favourite item. It’s got a wind range limit, so if it’s too windy I can’t wear it but it’s great for in the rain"

 

 

 

JEREMIE BEYOU, CHARAL

 

 

 

 

 "I changed to wear Musto stuff and I didn’t quit, and they didn’t quit on me. It’s a long story, it’s the perfect gear for offshore sailing and I’m always happy to work with you (Musto). The trousers are my favourite, they are amazing, you can’t do without them. Whether it’s strong wind like today or in light winds, you always need to keep your legs dry. I always wear the HPX ones because they’re strong and light."

 

 

 

CLARISSE CREMER, BANQUE POPULAIRE.

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

 

 

 

"I choose Musto because it’s the best offshore clothing for sailors (laughs) simply that. It’s the best quality and you stay dry, which is the main aim. I’m a big fan of all the trousers because they fit nice and I feel comfortable in them. That’s it, it’s quite a basic item but it’s my favourite."

 

 

 

CHARLIE ENRIGHT, 11TH HOUR RACING.

 

 

 

 

"We choose to use Musto clothing because of its consistency over time. There’s a lot of choices you have to make and when you can make the easy ones confidently it takes something else off your plate. My favourite item is what  I call it the duck hunter hat, I don’t know what it’s really called in the catalogue. It keeps you warm, it keeps you dry. It’s been two races now that that thing saved my life so happy to keep wearing it. "

 

 

 

BORIS HERRMANN, MALIZIA II

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

 

 

"I chose Musto because I knew I would stay dry. When I started in Germany in 2006, some heavy weather training was my job while I was a student in the North Sea. In the winter we had to take the ice off the boat and I really had to stay dry. We established a great relationship with a German dealer, Frisch, and then we sailed all our dinghy lives with the Musto dry suits, it’s really cold, anyone who stays here knows that. The best dinghy dry suit, the nice breathable one, and since then always Musto."

 

"I think the top, with the seal neck is my favourite. You can get away with your board shorts maybe in the warm sailing conditions but I would take the top sailing. On the IMOCA’s we have so much water coming over deck, so we really need to have the wrist and the neck sealed off, otherwise we get wet and we don’t want to get wet."

 

 

 

SAM GOODCHILD, LEYTON.

 

 

 

 

"I think Musto know what they’re doing so well that you know you’re going to get a good product and when they change something, they test it a lot first. You know whatever you get is going to work, it’s going to be good. There’ll be bits that change but you always know that you’re going to be dry, you’re going to be comfortable and it’s not going to be too heavy and you’re going to be in a good place and that’s something less to worry about when you go offshore, especially on a Class 40 which are pretty wet boats inside and out."

 

 

 

Armel Le Cleac'h, Banque Populaire.

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

 

 

 

The technical clothes are very good for sailing competitions. I tried the clothes for my last race of the Vendee Globe and it was a pleasure to have these clothes with me in all of the conditions, in the sun or in the cold. I love all the clothes, particularly my gloves because it’s hard to do the things you have to do on the boat, so I have a lot of gloves for the Vendee Globe, for example, so it’s particularly important for me." 

 

 

 

SAM DAVIES, INITIATIVE COUER

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

"The clothing is really related to the performance and I think sometimes it’s overlooked. I’ve been frustrated in the past when it’s been overlooked, and our boats are so violent and uncomfortable that we need the best protection we can get. For me, Musto is the best and I choose it. I’ve got a link with Musto that’s been going for a long, long time and even when I’ve been sailing in projects which haven’t been Musto sponsored, if I’ve ever needed something Musto have always sent me what I needed, knowing that I would probably hide the logo in different projects. It’s great to always stay with the same clothing company and trust it and have confidence in it. For us, on our boats, we need confidence in everything, including the clothing."

 

"So the Souwester hat is my little favourite item. It’s got a wind range limit, so if it’s too windy I can’t wear it but it’s great for in the rain"

 

 

 

JEREMIE BEYOU, CHARAL

 

 "I changed to wear Musto stuff and I didn’t quit, and they didn’t quit on me. It’s a long story, it’s the perfect gear for offshore sailing and I’m always happy to work with you (Musto). The trousers are my favourite, they are amazing, you can’t do without them. Whether it’s strong wind like today or in light winds, you always need to keep your legs dry. I always wear the HPX ones because they’re strong and light."

 

 

 

 

CLARISSE CREMER, BANQUE POPULAIRE.

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

"I choose Musto because it’s the best offshore clothing for sailors (laughs) simply that. It’s the best quality and you stay dry, which is the main aim. I’m a big fan of all the trousers because they fit nice and I feel comfortable in them. That’s it, it’s quite a basic item but it’s my favourite."

 

 

 

CHARLIE ENRIGHT, 11TH HOUR RACING.

 

"We choose to use Musto clothing because of its consistency over time. There’s a lot of choices you have to make and when you can make the easy ones confidently it takes something else off your plate. My favourite item is what  I call it the duck hunter hat, I don’t know what it’s really called in the catalogue. It keeps you warm, it keeps you dry. It’s been two races now that that thing saved my life so happy to keep wearing it. "

 

 

 

BORIS HERRMANN, MALIZIA II

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

"I chose Musto because I knew I would stay dry. When I started in Germany in 2006, some heavy weather training was my job while I was a student in the North Sea. In the winter we had to take the ice off the boat and I really had to stay dry. We established a great relationship with a German dealer, Frisch, and then we sailed all our dinghy lives with the Musto dry suits, it’s really cold, anyone who stays here knows that. The best dinghy dry suit, the nice breathable one, and since then always Musto."

 

"I think the top, with the seal neck is my favourite. You can get away with your board shorts maybe in the warm sailing conditions but I would take the top sailing. On the IMOCA’s we have so much water coming over deck, so we really need to have the wrist and the neck sealed off, otherwise we get wet and we don’t want to get wet."

 

 

 

SAM GOODCHILD, LEYTON.

 

"I think Musto know what they’re doing so well that you know you’re going to get a good product and when they change something, they test it a lot first. You know whatever you get is going to work, it’s going to be good. There’ll be bits that change but you always know that you’re going to be dry, you’re going to be comfortable and it’s not going to be too heavy and you’re going to be in a good place and that’s something less to worry about when you go offshore, especially on a Class 40 which are pretty wet boats inside and out."

 

 

 

Armel Le Cleac'h, Banque Populaire.

Vincent Curutchet / Musto 

 

The technical clothes are very good for sailing competitions. I tried the clothes for my last race of the Vendee Globe and it was a pleasure to have these clothes with me in all of the conditions, in the sun or in the cold. I love all the clothes, particularly my gloves because it’s hard to do the things you have to do on the boat, so I have a lot of gloves for the Vendee Globe, for example, so it’s particularly important for me." 

 

 

 

 

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