Brilliant soloiste, Figaro Solitaire and Vendée Globe winner and the skipper of the brand new 105ft flying Ultim Banque Populaire XI Armel Le Cléac’h has never been a man to compromise
Choosing Musto for his sailing gear is one way that Armel Le Cléac’h can control his wild environment aboard the newly launched 105ft Ultim, Banque Populaire XI. After the breakup of his previous Ultim, Banque Populaire IX, following a collision with a UFO during the Route du Rhum 2018, the Frenchman is looking for all the certainty and predictability that he can muster.
The continuation of a long relationship with Musto is one such example: ‘I have been working with Musto for over 10 years,’ says the 43-year-old who won the 2016-17 edition of the Vendée Globe. ‘I have done several Vendée Globe races and many transatlantic, ocean racing and other regattas wearing Musto clothing. This has always worked very well and has allowed me to have the right set of clothes for the weather conditions I have encountered. Read on.