The coming year is a big one for round-the-world racing, with the Vendée Globe reaching its climax at the start of 2017 and the Volvo Ocean Race kicking off at the end of the year. Musto is closely involved in both events, with three of the big Vendée names opting to partner with Musto for their three-month solo circumnavigation. Musto is also the official clothing partner for the Volvo, with a number of crews choosing to wear Musto for their own nine-month adventure around the planet.
One man who knows both events better than most is new CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mark Turner. It was Turner who ran Ellen MacArthur’s Vendée Globe campaign in 2000 when the diminutive 24-year-old finished runner-up at her first attempt on the solo classic. MacArthur was wearing Musto then and Turner has worked closely with the British brand ever since.
‘I think from a technical perspective Musto has been the most consistent performer,’ says Turner. ‘If you want to know you’re going to be protected in the best possible way in an offshore environment, you will never go wrong with Musto. And I think any sailor would agree with that. There are plenty of other products, obviously, so there are choices, but the one brand that you know from an offshore perspective that is going to give you at least as good, if not better, than anything else, is going to be Musto.’ Read on.