Musto and Global Ocean Race Partner Up Again. 6


Musto have been rather quiet in recent times – though many of the most recent Vendee Globe sailors wore their gear, 2009 has been the year for other clothing brands to rank higher in terms of brand recall. Perhaps the brand extensions into equestrian and ‘lifestyle’ products have stretched promotional resources a little. The company might not have had the budget that Puma did to launch its entry into the sailing market, but over the last 12 months, companies like Helly Hansen and Henri Lloyd have invested heavily in their brands, while Musto seems to be following a slightly different tack of promoting through resellers.

Musto though has re-signed its agreement with the Global Ocean Race 2011-12. Musto will be providing the race organisation with team clothing and offering special terms to all bona fide competitors in the event.

Dick Johnson, Corporate Sales Manager at Musto Ltd, said:

‘We are absolutely delighted to continue our support of Josh Hall, his team and their courageous competitors in the Global Ocean Race 2011-12,’ ‘We plan on keeping the race organisers and their competitors comfortable, dry and warm as they take on the challenges of this incredible event.’

Solo round the world sailor and Race Director of the Global Ocean Race 2011-12, Josh Hall, has had a long relationship with the company.

‘I wore Musto gear throughout my offshore sailing career and Musto were an enthusiastic partner of our first event, so we are extremely pleased to have them onboard for the second edition of what is truly shaping into a modern classic. A round the world race takes competitors through conditions that are extreme at each end of the scale,’ he continues. ‘Searing heat; freezing cold; windless calms and raging storms,’ explained Hall. ‘Shoreside and deep offshore, Musto performs at every level. This partnership will be of great benefit to everyone involved with the Global Ocean Race 2011-12.’

  • trevorlunn

    Were it not for the simple fact that Josh Hall is “.….. this text has been removed by the administrator…..“, not to mention how he thinks he is going to get away with “removing” his race founding partner and old chum Brian Hancock from the picture without a decent explanation, this would all be quite alright.
    Simple solution really. Just ask Mr. Hall what happened in the first race for Mr. Hancock to have suddenly vanished like he did… Interesting to note how the Portugal Ocean Race is happening in the same country that funded the first race, with many of the same sponsors and backers. Which one is the real deal? It's as clear as a bell if you ask me. Shame really. Sailing could do without such scandals…

  • Harry

    and that sir, is a prime example of why the internet is not always a good thing. You have managed to make libelous comments about Josh Hall whilst hiding in anonymity. I do not know what you are talking about, but obviously Brian and Josh fell out, if you were hurt financially by this falling out then I am sorry for you; but this is not the forum for arguing that, and certainly not in that manner.
    Having met both Josh and Brian I have to say that Josh Hall is not someone that I have ever heard described as crooked (that does not imply that I have heard it about Brian either), and he has been around this game for an awfully long time where rumours and sour grapes are normally spread thick and fast..of which your comment is a prime example.

  • Thanks for the heads up Harry. This is not a platform to indulge in defamatory remarks or make personal attacks, no matter what the personal politics.

  • There are obviously some personal politics going on here, but we would urge you not to make defamatory remarks or indulge in personal attacks on the site.

  • Harry

    and that sir, is a prime example of why the internet is not always a good thing. You have managed to make libelous comments about Josh Hall whilst hiding in anonymity. I do not know what you are talking about, but obviously Brian and Josh fell out, if you were hurt financially by this falling out then I am sorry for you; but this is not the forum for arguing that, and certainly not in that manner.
    Having met both Josh and Brian I have to say that Josh Hall is not someone that I have ever heard described as crooked (that does not imply that I have heard it about Brian either), and he has been around this game for an awfully long time where rumours and sour grapes are normally spread thick and fast..of which your comment is a prime example.

  • Thanks for the heads up Harry. This is not a platform to indulge in defamatory remarks or make personal attacks, no matter what the personal politics.