Technical apparel brand Musto Australasia has joined millions of supporters all over the globe in congratulating teenage sailor Jessica Watson on her magnificent achievement – as well as her great tast.
May 17, 2010 – SYDNEY MAY 17, 2010: Technical apparel brand Musto Australasia has joined millions of supporters all over the globe in congratulating teenage sailor Jessica Watson on her magnificent achievement – as well as her great taste.
The young athlete, who on Saturday became the youngest solo sailor ever to sail unassisted around the world, has caught the attention of the world in recent days but snagged Musto’s attention much earlier after joining the exclusive club of elite athletes sponsored by the Sydney-based marine apparel brand.
Having identified Musto as the world’s leading provider of technical wet weather apparel, Jessica approached Musto Australasia managing director Duncan Curnow last year in seeking to have the very best in ocean faring apparel protecting her on her adventure.
In being named Jessica’s official apparel sponsor Musto provided the 16-year-old with a base wardrobe consisting of HPX Ocean Jacket (RRP $US 899), HPX Trousers ($US 599), GP Race Shoe ($US115), HPX Ocean Drysuit ($1,599), Thermal Long Socks ($US 15), Shelled Mid-Layer Salopettes ($US249), Windward Jacket ($US159), Amara Gloves Long Finger ($US30), Thermal Balaclava ($US20), Offshore Gloves ($US79) and additional HP Thermal Turtleneck and Trousers.
To help commemorate the occasion Musto has also launched a limited edition merchandise range targeted squarely at those interested in celebrating Jessica’s achievement. Available exclusively through Jessica’s website: www.jessicawatson.com.au, retail prices for the range start at $25.
Musto Australasia managing director Duncan Curnow said he was thrilled Musto could play a part in Jessica’s achievements and looked forward to tracking her progress as she set about achieving her many other life goals.
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Established in 1965 by British Olympic sailing medallist Keith Musto, the Musto brand has revolutionised technical outdoor clothing. It is now ensconced as the world’s No. 1 technical sailing brand, offering high-spec technical quality, unique dedication to detailing and an authenticity of British design and engineering. In recent years Musto has also added fashion, equestrian and shooting arms to its core range, building on its reputation as a brand synonymous with quality, durability and reliability. Today Musto is sold across more than 20 countries globally.