As an incredible year comes to a close, Musto looks back at the top 10 moments of 2015. From country to coast and sea to summit, thanks to everyone who made this a year a memorable one.
Following 10 months of sailing during the world’s most extreme sailing race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race 2015 title. Musto was proud to kit them out every step of the way and the win was made even more poignant by the fact that their skipper Ian Walker was in fact the first British skipper to ever win Volvo Ocean Race. Celebrations all round!
Musto took its ocean engineering expertise to the next level by launching its Marine Adventure collection. The range is designed for exploring fjords by boat before taking to the nearby slopes. GORE-TEX®, PrimaLoft®, down and fleece combine to ensure comfortable yet stylish adventures. From sea to summit, the striking collection takes Musto’s Evolution to new heights.
French sailing legend and previous Vendee Globe victor Vincent Riou proved his worth as the IMOCA was a force to be reckoned with in 2015. Riou and co-skipper Seb Col took first place in both the Rolex Fastnet Race and Transat Jacques Vabre, despite their electronics failing on day 1 of the latter race. Riou of PRB has certainly made his mark as the one to watch going into next year’s prestigious Vendee Globe race.
Our Guildford flagship store received Royal approval earlier this year when Musto ambassador Zara Phillips visited to launch our Autumn/Winter 2015 Country Collection. Top of her list were the Yard Jacket, ActiveSeam Breeches and the Brancaster Ladies Brogue Boots.
This December Musto was proud to announce itself as Official Suppliers to Cowes Week for the next five years. Alongside this prestigious sailing event, Musto are also official suppliers to Fastnet and RORC, as well as supporters of the RNLI, proud long term sponsors of the Musto Skiff Class and the Pinnell and Bax Race Team.
Musto paid homage to British heroism and historic technology with the launch of its first limited edition product – the Ventile® Arctic PrimaLoft® Parka. This unique, premium jacket is made from 100% natural Ventile® fabric; the same material that ensured survival of thousands of WW11 pilots who bailed into the sea thanks to its incredibly waterproof yet breathable properties. Musto’s stylish parka also features PrimaLoft® Gold Down Blend for unrivalled insulation. With only 150 parkas made, this is a real once-in-a-lifetime piece.
Following hundreds of entries and five incredible finalists, Musto announced showjumper and international model Jade Power as the winner of its Find A Face equestrian competition. As winner Jade receives a £5,000 sponorship package for 2016 as well as being the new face of Musto Competition Showjumping Collection.
The incredible Phaedo3 continued its unstoppable streak by breaking three world records in one week. Phaedo broke the records for Fastnet, Plymouth to La Rochelle and Cowes to Dinard. Musto is proud to have kept them dry throughout every challenge and victory. The team show no signs of slowing down so expect 2016 to be full of more adventures and records for Phaedo3.
In a search for the fastest dinghy sailors out there, Musto launched its ‘Speed Challenge’ – the first virtual speed dinghy regatta. The app allows you to track your highest speeds, compare your performance to friends and sailors across the country and be in with a chance of winning incredible prizes.
An exciting partnership and clothing line is soon to be announced between MUSTO and Groupama Team France (France’s number 1 sailing team and America’s Cup contenders). Watch this space..!
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